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UAB falls to Houston 37-19

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The UAB Blazers lost their fifth game of the year on the road against Houston, 39-17, on Saturday.

UAB (1-5, 0-2) trailed by only six at halftime, but the Cougars (3-3, 2-0) reeled off 23 unanswered points in the second half, keeping the Blazers winless in Conference USA.

Houston's high-scoring offense rolled up 566 yards in the game as quarterback David Piland completed 32-44 passes with 362 yards and a touchdown.  Junior running back Charles Sims rumbled for 133 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.  Sims also had three catches for 38 yards.

UAB quarterback Austin Brown threw for 302 yards in the game but only completed 20 of his 43 passes.  He connected with Jay Davis in the first quarter for a 16-yard touchdown.

The Blazers leading receiver was sophomore Jemarcus Nelson of Midfield after he recorded six catches for 106 yards.

With the loss, UAB falls to last place in the C-USA East standings. They will host East Carolina next Saturday at Legion Field.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABHOU
TD 09:52 Shane Ros 25 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 0 7
TD 06:32 Jay Davis 16 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 7 7
FG 03:35 Matt Hogan 23 Yd 7 10
SECOND QUARTERUABHOU
FG 11:08 Matt Hogan 27 Yd 7 13
FG 02:30 Matt Hogan 23 Yd 7 16
FG 00:19 Ty Long 27 Yd 10 16
THIRD QUARTERUABHOU
TD 12:25 Kenneth Farrow 1 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 10 23
FG 07:49 Matt Hogan 29 Yd 10 26
TD 03:58 Ryan Jackson 10 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 10 33
FG 01:44 Matt Hogan 52 Yd 10 36
FOURTH QUARTERUABHOU
FG 13:01 Matt Hogan 26 Yd 10 39
TD 04:37 Greg Franklin 4 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 17 39

Team Stat Comparison

 UABHOU
1st Downs 21 32
3rd down efficiency
5-15 11-20
4th down efficiency
1-5 0-0
Total Yards 374 566
Passing 339 380
Comp-Att
23-49 34-46
Yards per pass
6.9 8.3
Rushing 35 186
Rushing Attempts
27 49
Yards per rush
1.3 3.8
Penalties 11-90 3-45
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles lost
1 1
Interceptions thrown
1 0
Possession 26:22 33:38
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