UAB at Southern Mississippi

UAB 27, Southern Miss. 19


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Darrin Reaves rushed for a season-high 223 yards and two touchdowns and Alabama-Birmingham erased a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat Southern Mississippi 27-19 Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles (0-9, 0-6 Conference USA) led 16-0 at the half, but the Blazers (2-7, 1-4) scored three second-half touchdowns and hit two long field goals to seal the comeback.

Reaves rushed for 169 of his 223 yards in the second half and scored on plays of 14 and 8 yards.

Reaves' first touchdown put the Blazers on the board just after the half. His second put the game out of reach with 2:41 left.

UAB quarterback Austin Brown recovered from a shaky first half to complete 17 of his 29 pass attempts for 228 yards, including a third-quarter, 18-yard touchdown pass to Sam Accursio.

The Blazers' defense held Southern Miss to 117 yards of total offense and forced two second-half turnovers.

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Scoring Summary
USMJeremy Hester safety
USMAnthony Alford 10 yd run (Corey Acosta kick)
USMJalen Richard 29 yd run (Corey Acosta kick)
UABDarrin Reaves 14 yd run (Ty Long kick)
USMCorey Acosta 41 yd FG
UABSam Accursio 18 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)
UABTy Long 43 yd FG
UABTy Long 40 yd FG
UABDarrin Reaves 8 yd run (Ty Long kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2516
Third Down Efficiency6-143-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-2
Plays-Net Yards75-43564-295
Passing Yds228112
Kick Return Yds23112
Punt Return Yds128
Time of Poss.33:3726:23
Individual Stats
UAB: Darrin Reaves 35-223, Bashr Coles 3-22, Austin Brown 8--38
USM: Jalen Richard 9-82, Jeremy Hester 10-57, Anthony Alford 14-45, Tyre Bracken 3-5, Kendrick Hardy 1--2, Arsenio Favor 1--4
UAB: Austin Brown 17-29-228-1
USM: Anthony Alford 10-26-112-1
UAB: Patrick Hearn 5-54, Jackie Williams 4-57, Bashr Coles 2-39, Nick Adams 2-35, Sam Accursio 2-25, Jay Davis 1-15, Darrin Reaves 1-3
USM: Francisco Llanos 5-47, Jeremy Hester 2-6, Tracy Lampley 2-3, Justin Sims 1-56

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