- Grant enables UAB Hospital staff to feed underprivileged moms of newborns
- Military man coming to UAB for first time, graduates Saturday
- UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences to honor distinguished alumni and friends
- ‘Tis the season of giving — UAB launches holiday blood drive
- How a cybersecurity expert protects his smartphone
- ASC presents Take 6, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Dec. 15
- Leeth named UAB School of Medicine assistant dean for strategic planning
- Coping with holiday grief
- New water plan saves big money
- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
UAB stumbles in Commodore Country, 24-52 (Photos)
UAB fell to Vanderbilt 52-24 Saturday after a strong effort to control the game. Kicker Ty Long made two field goals in the first half and one field goal in the second half averaging 30 yards each.
“Going 3 for 3 was a lot of fun for me. It was great to help out the team in any way I could”, said Ty Long.
The Blazers scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The UAB touchdown of the game was run by Cornerback Darius Powell and was his first touchdown of the season.
The second touchdown was gained by Wide Receiver Jamari Staples with 1:08 left in the game.
“It may have made a difference if we made the early field goals into touchdowns. The offense made some mistakes and the quarterback play was not where I expected it to be. In the long run, the mistakes made by the offense may have been what cost us the game. We were not executing at a high level. If I knew what was wrong, I would’ve fixed it right there on the spot” said Head Coach Garrick McGee.
The Blazers had their work cut out for them playing against an SEC team.
“Most of the teams in our conference go through their first four games like this, playing against teams from bigger conferences that go to bowl games,” said Head Coach Garrick McGee.
“Like I’ve told the team, we’ve played against two SEC bowl teams, LSU and Vanderbilt, but in our own conference we’ve won one game and lost the other in overtime against Troy. We controlled that game up to that point but then made some mistakes. So if you ask whether we’re a good football team or not, you can’t really go by the record because most conference USA teams are in the position we’re in right now. It’s going to be about the leadership of the team.”
The Blazer’s determination to turn the season around is as strong as ever.
“We’re going to learn from this. We had some positives form both SEC games that we’re going to take to conference. We’re a strong team, were going to learn from it. We just need to come back next week and win”, said Defensive End Connor Boyett.
“I thought we competed well but overall we ended up shooting ourselves in the foot. I thought we played better than the score, I don’t think it was really a good representation of the defense”, said Linebacker Jake Ganus. “Our conference is still wide open, there are still some really good teams left to play and we can still do really well. The physicality of playing SEC teams prepares you for what comes next.”
The Blazers will put their preparation to the test in their home field against Florida Atlantic this Saturday, October 5 at 2 p.m. This will be UAB’s first conference game of the season.
Photos by Sarah Adkins
Photos by Sarah Adkins