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.
|MRSHL||Remi Watson 2 yd run (Justin Haig kick)|
|UAB||Jackie Williams 79 yd punt return (Ty Long kick)|
|UAB||Darrin Reaves 4 yd run (Ty Long kick)|
|UAB||Patrick Hearn 33 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)|
|UAB||Ty Long 27 yd FG|
|UAB||Nick Adams 32 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)|
|MRSHL||Jazz King 10 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)|
|MRSHL||Kevin Grooms 7 yd run (Justin Haig kick)|
|MRSHL||Justin Haig 38 yd FG|
|UAB||Darrin Reaves 17 yd run (Ty Long kick)|
|MRSHL||Gator Hoskins 3 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||6-16||7-15|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-3||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||77||99|
|Punt Return Yds||0||82|
|Time of Poss.||25:29||34:31|
|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|
|Marshall||1st Conference USA East||7-1||9-4|
|UAB||5th Conference USA East||1-7||2-10|