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UAB gets 1st win of the season with 52-28 drubbing of NW State

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UAB quarterback Austin Brown threw two touchdowns in the Blazers' win over Northwestern State, Saturday, September 21, 2013. (abc3340.com) UAB quarterback Austin Brown threw two touchdowns in the Blazers' win over Northwestern State, Saturday, September 21, 2013. (abc3340.com)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - 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.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWSTUAB
TD 11:12 Kennard Backman 1 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 0 7
TD 10:09 Jamarcus Nelson 63 Yd Punt Return (Ty Long Kick) 0 14
TD 04:11 Garrett Atzenweiler 1 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick) 7 14
FG 01:15 Ty Long 27 Yd 7 17
SECOND QUARTERNWSTUAB
TD 12:08 Jamari Staples 23 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Ty Long Kick) 7 24
TD 04:41 Garrett Atzenweiler 3 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick) 14 24
TD 01:08 Darrin Reaves 8 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 14 31
THIRD QUARTERNWSTUAB
TD 13:52 Louis Hollier Jr. 34 Yd Pass From Zach Adkins (Chris Moore Kick) 21 31
TD 09:16 Jamarcus Nelson 41 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 21 38
TD 08:00 Darrin Reaves 50 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 21 45
TD 05:33 Daniel Taylor 6 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick) 28 45
FOURTH QUARTERNWSTUAB
TD 05:00 Jordan Howard 8 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 28 52