BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - In his second collegiate start, Austin Brown bolstered Alabama-Birmingham to a 28-point halftime lead as the Blazers earned their first win of the season - a 52-3 trouncing of Southeastern Louisiana Saturday.
A week after amassing 337 yards and three scores through the air in a loss to Tulsa, Brown helped beat the Lions (2-4) by completing 16 of 22 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown, all before the half.
UAB (1-4) went on scoring drives of 68, 78, 59 and 56 yards in the first half, and also scored on Marvin Burdette's 36-yard interception return for a touchdown.
The Blazers' defense held Southeastern Louisiana to 125 yards of offense, including just 47 yards on the ground.
Nathan Stanley was 10-of-23 passing for 78 yards for the Lions, tossing one interception as the team totaled just nine first downs.
|UAB||Marvin Burdette 36 yd interception return (Ty Long kick)|
|UAB||Greg Franklin 53 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)|
|UAB||Greg Franklin 16 yd run (Ty Long kick)|
|UAB||Darrin Reaves 1 yd run (Ty Long kick)|
|UAB||Ty Long 53 yd FG|
|SELOU||Seth Sebastian 33 yd FG|
|UAB||Jay Davis 8 yd pass from Jonathan Perry (Ty Long kick)|
|UAB||Nick Adams 18 yd pass from Jonathan Perry (Ty Long kick)|
|UAB||Bashr Coles 35 yd run (Ty Long kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||1-14||8-12|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||1-2|
|Kick Return Yds||179||0|
|Punt Return Yds||0||25|
|Time of Poss.||26:12||33:48|
|SELOU: Xavier Roberson 13-37, Rasheed Harrell 4-14, Brian Young 2-5, LaTruan Weary 1-3, Marquis Fruge 1-2, Tony McCrea 1-1, Jeff Smiley 2-0, Jarrett Johnson 1-0, Nathan Stanley 5--15|
|UAB: Bashr Coles 11-84, Darrin Reaves 14-53, Greg Franklin 7-34, Jonathan Perry 2--1, Team 2--4, Austin Brown 2--10|
|SELOU: Nathan Stanley 10-23-78-1, Brian Young 0-1-0-0|
|UAB: Austin Brown 16-22-266-0, Jonathan Perry 8-10-90-0|
|SELOU: Jeff Smiley 3-37, Tony McCrea 2-9, Blaine LeBlanc 1-13, Stanley Moore 1-10, Jeremy Meyers 1-9, Reshad Douglas 1-3, Marquis Fruge 1--3|
|UAB: Greg Franklin 4-86, Nick Adams 4-68, Jackie Williams 4-59, Kennard Backman 4-43, Darrin Reaves 3-57, Jay Davis 2-18, Santonio Jones 1-10, Stephen Herring 1-8, Sam Accursio 1-7|