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Marshall at UAB

UAB 38, Marshall 31


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Darrin Reaves rushed for 184 yards and two scores and Alabama-Birmingham withstood a late Marshall barrage to win 38-31 Saturday.

The Blazers (3-7, 2-4 Conference USA) led 31-7 with 5:23 left in the third quarter.

Within 2 minutes, the Thundering Herd roared back with a 10-yard TD pass from Rakeem Cato to Jazz King, followed by Kevin Grooms' 7-yard TD run and Justin Haig's 38-yard field goal with 7:18 remaining.

Reaves answered with a 17-yard TD, capping an 11-play, 80-yard drive with 2:50 left to set a single-season UAB touchdown record with 12.

Marshall (4-6, 1-5) then moved downfield quickly and efficiently, with Cato connecting with Tommy Shuler on 30- and 19-yard plays before finding Gator Hoskins for a 3-yard TD with 1:41 remaining.

UAB recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.

The Blazers' Austin Brown threw two TD passes and Jackie Williams had a 79-yard punt return.

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Scoring Summary
MRSHLRemi Watson 2 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
UABJackie Williams 79 yd punt return (Ty Long kick)
UABDarrin Reaves 4 yd run (Ty Long kick)
UABPatrick Hearn 33 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)
UABTy Long 27 yd FG
UABNick Adams 32 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)
MRSHLJazz King 10 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLKevin Grooms 7 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
MRSHLJustin Haig 38 yd FG
UABDarrin Reaves 17 yd run (Ty Long kick)
MRSHLGator Hoskins 3 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1825
Third Down Efficiency6-167-15
Fourth Down Efficiency1-30-0
Plays-Net Yards75-33776-406
Passing Yds216197
Kick Return Yds7799
Punt Return Yds082
Time of Poss.25:2934:31
Individual Stats
MRSHL: Kevin Grooms 16-75, Remi Watson 8-31, Steward Butler 9-21, Team 1--2, Rakeem Cato 7--4
UAB: Darrin Reaves 32-184, Bashr Coles 5-60, Team 2--2, Austin Brown 3--33
MRSHL: Rakeem Cato 25-34-216-1
UAB: Austin Brown 20-34-197-3
MRSHL: Tommy Shuler 5-77, Gator Hoskins 4-41, Remi Watson 4-30, Steward Butler 4-13, Antavious Wilson 3-24, Demetrius Evans 2-18, C.J. Crawford 1-11, Jazz King 1-10, Rakeem Cato 1--8
UAB: Darrin Reaves 6-37, Nick Adams 3-47, Jamarcus Nelson 3-30, Patrick Hearn 2-47, Jackie Williams 2-26, Kennard Backman 2-8, Sam Accursio 1-4, Jay Davis 1--2
Marshall2nd Conference USA East6-19-2

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