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Darrin Reaves rushes for 2 touchdowns, UAB downs Marshall 38-31

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UAB receiver Patrick Hearn scores a touchdown in the second quarter of the Blazers win over Marshall on Saturday. (abc3340.com) UAB receiver Patrick Hearn scores a touchdown in the second quarter of the Blazers win over Marshall on Saturday. (abc3340.com)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Darrin Reaves rushed for 184 yards and two scores and Alabama-Birmingham withstood a late Marshall barrage to win 38-31 Saturday.

The Blazers (3-7, 2-4 Conference USA) led 31-7 with 5:23 left in the third quarter.

Within 2 minutes, the Thundering Herd roared back with a 10-yard TD pass from Rakeem Cato to Jazz King, followed by Kevin Grooms' 7-yard TD run and Justin Haig's 38-yard field goal with 7:18 remaining.

Reaves answered with a 17-yard TD, capping an 11-play, 80-yard drive with 2:50 left to set a single-season UAB touchdown record with 12.

Marshall (4-6, 1-5) then moved downfield quickly and efficiently, with Cato connecting with Tommy Shuler on 30- and 19-yard plays before finding Gator Hoskins for a 3-yard TD with 1:41 remaining.

UAB recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.

The Blazers' Austin Brown threw two TD passes and Jackie Williams had a 79-yard punt return.

 

Team Stat Comparison

 MRSHUAB
1st Downs 18 25
Total Yards 337 406
Passing 216 197
Rushing 121 209
Penalties 2-30 5-30
3rd Down Conversions 6-16 7-15
4th Down Conversions 1-3 0-0
Turnovers 1 4
Possession 25:29 34:31

Passing Leaders

 
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cato 25/34 216 6.4 2 1
 
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown 20/34 197 5.8 2 3

Rushing Leaders

 
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grooms 16 75 4.7 1 12
Watson 8 31 3.9 1 11
 
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reaves 32 184 5.8 2 20
Coles 5 60 12.0 0 39

Receiving Leaders

 
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shuler 5 77 15.4 0 30
Hoskins 4 41 10.3 1 32
 
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adams 3 47 15.7 1 32
Hearn 2 47 23.5 1 33

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMRSHUAB
TD 12:27 Remi Watson 2 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 7 0
TD 07:59 Jackie Williams 79 Yd Punt Return (Ty Long Kick) 7 7
TD 02:39 Darrin Reaves 4 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 7 14
SECOND QUARTERMRSHUAB
TD 14:50 Patrick Hearn 33 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 7 21
FG 00:22 Ty Long 27 Yd 7 24
THIRD QUARTERMRSHUAB
TD 05:23 Nick Adams 32 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 7 31
TD 03:28 Jazz King 10 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 14 31
FOURTH QUARTERMRSHUAB
TD 14:40 Kevin Grooms 7 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 21 31
FG 07:18 Justin Haig 38 Yd 24 31
TD 02:50 Darrin Reaves 17 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 24 38
TD 01:41 Gator Hoskins 3 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 31 38
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