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UAB remains winless in C-USA after 55-45 loss to Tulane

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In a high-scoring affair, the UAB Blazers fell on the road in a Conference USA game to Tulane, 55-45.

As expected, both teams' defenses continued to struggle on Saturday in New Orleans and there was a combined 1,241 yards of total offense in the game as well as seven turnovers.

UAB racked up 622 total yards while Tulane (2-6, 2-2) and their last-ranked offense in FBS nearly matched them with 619. 

Blazers quarterback Austin Brown threw for three touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions in the loss.  He finished the day 26-of-52 for 409 yards.

Running back Darrin Reaves had a huge game on the ground for the Blazers, rushing for 166 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns.  But his stellar day wasn't enough and his team remains winless in the conference.

The star of the game was Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin who efficiently torched the UAB secondary for five touchdowns and 466 yards, and had only eight incompletions in his 42 attempts.

UAB moves to 1-7, 0-4 on the year and will travel again next week to play Southern Miss.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABTULN
TD 8:18 Ryan Griffin middle pass complete to Xavier Rush for 21 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Cairo Santos extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 8 plays, 71 yds in 3:18
0 7
TD 3:59 Darrin Reaves rush over left guard for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN. Ty Long extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 10 plays, 81 yds in 4:19
7 7
TD 0:51 Ryan Griffin middle pass complete to Xavier Rush for 15 yards for a TOUCHDOWN, UAB penalty holding declined. Cairo Santos extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 8 plays, 75 yds in 3:08
7 14
SECOND QUARTERUABTULN
TD 14:34 Ryan Griffin deep pass complete to Ryan Grant for 61 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Cairo Santos extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 2 plays, 61 yds in 0:15
7 21
FG 10:00 Cairo Santos 21 yard field goal GOOD.
Drive info: 4 plays, -1 yds in 2:06
7 24
FG 8:38 Ty Long 25 yard field goal GOOD.
Drive info: 5 plays, 67 yds in 1:22
10 24
TD 5:45 Ryan Griffin pass complete to Ryan Grant for 8 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Cairo Santos extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 6 plays, 77 yds in 2:53
10 31
TD 0:18 Austin Brown middle pass complete to Kennard Backman for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN. Ty Long extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 7 plays, 50 yds in 1:35
17 31
THIRD QUARTERUABTULN
TD 11:03 Darrin Reaves rush up the middle for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Ty Long extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 5 plays, 58 yds in 1:37
24 31
TD 8:00 Ryan Griffin sideline pass complete to Wilson Van Hooser for 16 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Cairo Santos extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yds in 3:03
24 38
TD 5:29 Austin Brown pass complete to Jackie Williams for 12 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Ty Long extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 7 plays, 75 yds in 2:31
31 38
FOURTH QUARTERUABTULN
TD 14:57 Orleans Darkwa rush draw play for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN. Cairo Santos extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 12 plays, 79 yds in 5:32
31 45
TD 12:33 Darrin Reaves rush over right guard for 25 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Ty Long extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 6 plays, 75 yds in 2:24
38 45
FG 8:14 Cairo Santos 32 yard field goal GOOD.
Drive info: 10 plays, 60 yds in 4:19
38 48
TD 3:42 Orleans Darkwa rush over left end for 32 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Cairo Santos extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 1 plays, 32 yds in 0:08
38 55
TD 3:03 Austin Brown middle pass complete to Kennard Backman for 20 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Ty Long extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 4 plays, 75 yds in 0:39
45 55

Team Stat Comparison

 UABTULN
1st Downs 29 26
3rd down efficiency
5-13 9-14
4th down efficiency
2-3 0-1
Total Yards 622 619
Passing 409 466
Comp-Att
26-53 34-42
Yards per pass
7.7 11.1
Rushing 213 153
Rushing Attempts
28 37
Yards per rush
7.6 4.1
Penalties 6-46 10-71
Turnovers 4 3
Fumbles lost
1 2
Interceptions thrown
3 1
Possession 25:01 34:59
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