Scores

Final

Northwestern St 28

(2-2, 1-2 away)

UAB 52

(1-2, 1-0 home)

3:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
NWST 7 7 14 028
UAB 17 14 14 752

Top Performers

Passing: A. Brown (UAB) - 159 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Reaves (UAB) - 17 CAR, 178 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Hollier Jr. (NWST) - 3 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

UAB seals a 52-28 victory over Northwestern St.

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Darrin Reaves led UAB in rushing and picked up two touchdowns to seal a 52-28 victory against Northwestern State on Saturday.

Reaves rushed for a 50-yard TD halfway through the third quarter to make the score 45-21 in favor of the Blazers (1-2). He ended the game with 17 carries for 178 yards in UAB's first home game of the season.

Jamarcus Nelson scored his own pair of touchdowns -- a 41-yard reception and a 63-yard punt return. His punt return in the first quarter gave the Blazers a 14-0 lead and Nelson finished with 123 all-purpose yards.

Garrett Atzenweiler accounted for 100 of Northwestern State's 150 total yards rushing and picked up the only two touchdowns in the first half for the Demons (2-2).

A 34-yard touchdown pass by Zach Adkins early in the third cut the deficit 31-21, but UAB scored another 21 points before the game ended.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
UAB
1st Downs2121
Total Yards344454
Passing194212
Rushing150242
Penalties6-605-44
3rd Down Conversions8-204-11
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers22
Possession34:1425:46

Passing Leaders

Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Adkins23/441944.411
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown10/201598.021

Rushing Leaders

Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Atzenweiler151006.7240
Taylor44010.0130
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reaves1717810.5250
Howard12665.5114

Receiving Leaders

Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hollier Jr.37826.0134
Eagan3289.3010
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Backman56212.4136
Nelson36020.0141

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWSTUAB
TD11:12Kennard Backman 1 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 07
TD10:09Jamarcus Nelson 63 Yd Punt Return (Ty Long Kick) 014
TD04:11Garrett Atzenweiler 1 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick) 714
FG01:15Ty Long 27 Yd 717
SECOND QUARTERNWSTUAB
TD12:08Jamari Staples 23 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Ty Long Kick) 724
TD04:41Garrett Atzenweiler 3 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick) 1424
TD01:08Darrin Reaves 8 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 1431
THIRD QUARTERNWSTUAB
TD13:52Louis Hollier Jr. 34 Yd Pass From Zach Adkins (Chris Moore Kick) 2131
TD09:16Jamarcus Nelson 41 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 2138
TD08:00Darrin Reaves 50 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 2145
TD05:33Daniel Taylor 6 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick) 2845
FOURTH QUARTERNWSTUAB
TD05:00Jordan Howard 8 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 2852