- 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
- Enjoy Christmas at the Alys Dec. 2, “The Season’s First Jingle”
- Engineering’s Ning wins ASTM International award
- Collat School of Business unveils sign at celebration
- Heudebert elected master by American College of Physicians
- Anti-aging strategies can improve more than looks
- On campus ‘blackout’ taken in stride
- Bariatric Surgery Services to present annual fashion show Nov. 25
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- Spinal cord injury research program receives gift
Blazer football edges FIU, 27-24, in final seconds
BREAKING — UAB wins at Florida International University 27-24 within the final seconds of the game.
FIU kicked off the first quarter and quickly scored their first of two touchdowns in the seven minute mark. The end of the first quarter brought UAB’s first touchdown pass to running back Darrin Reaves to tie the game 7-7.
UAB continued with strong plays into the second quarter with the Blazer’s second touchdown of the game by tight end Kennard Backman. Jimmy Jean caught his second interception of the season giving the Blazers the chance to push another 80 yards and give running back Darrin Reaves his second touchdown of the game bringing the Blazers 21-7.
Tensions rose, however, when Florida International scored a field goal right before a touchdown from an interception thrown from Blazer quarter back Austin Brown bringing the first half of the game to 21-17.
“Like I said to our players, we need to keep doing what we’ve been doing. Our guys are doing a good job, we’ve just got to defend against the deep ball”, said head coach Garrick McGee.
Coach McGee also commented on quarter back Austin Brown’s performance in the game so far. “He’s done pretty well so far. He looks under control so far but we need to keep that control.”
The Blazers fought hard to keep that control into the third quarter with a field goal by kicker Ty Long which brought the game to 24-17; giving the Blazers only a single touchdown and extra point lead against FIU.
With less than three minutes left in the game, FIU ran a touchdown and tied the game 24-24. Both teams were neck-and-neck as both UAB and FIU had victory within their grasp. Blazer kicker Ty Long got another field goal with only 15 second left in the game and the UAB defense ended the game with a 27-24 victory.
The Blazer’s season is currently 2-4 with a 1-1 statistic for Conference USA.
UAB plays at University of Texas at San Antonio next Saturday, October 26 at 4 p.m. central time.