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Memphis 46, UAB 9


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Brandon Hayes ran for 127 yards and three scores and Jacob Karam lobbed three touchdown passes as Memphis routed Alabama-Birmingham 46-9 Saturday in Conference USA action.

Hayes kicked off the scoring just over six minutes in, capping a 66-yard drive with a 7-yard TD run. The Tigers (3-8, 3-4) led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter after Karam threw TD passes of 30 and 25 yards to Keiwone Malone and Alan Cross, respectively.

Karam found Jesse Milleson for a 2-yard touchdown pass with 6:41 left in the second quarter for a 28-3 halftime lead. The quarterback finished 14-of-16 passing for 147 yards.

The Blazers managed just 26 yards on the ground and 213 total. Kennard Backman scored UAB's lone TD on a 4-yard pass from Austin Brown with 6:00 left. Memphis blocked the extra-point try and returned it for two points and the final 46-9 advantage.

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Scoring Summary
MEMPBrandon Hayes 7 yd run (Paulo Henriques kick)
MEMPKeiwone Malone 30 yd pass from Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques kick)
MEMPAlan Cross 25 yd pass from Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques kick)
UABTy Long 48 yd FG
MEMPJesse Milleson 2 yd pass from Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques kick)
MEMPPaulo Henriques 51 yd FG
MEMPBrandon Hayes 5 yd run (missed kick)
MEMPBrandon Hayes 46 yd run (Paulo Henriques kick)
UABKennard Backman 4 yd pass from Austin Brown (blocked XP)
MEMPCharles Harris returned XP
Team Stats
First Downs2016
Third Down Efficiency6-114-16
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-3
Plays-Net Yards59-33370-213
Passing Yds160187
Kick Return Yds2724
Punt Return Yds138-1
Time of Poss.31:528:55
Individual Stats
MEMP: Brandon Hayes 19-127, Jai Steib 6-26, Carl Harris 4-11, Jacob Karam 8-7, Eric Mathews 3-4, Team 2--2
UAB: Darrin Reaves 14-38, Dontavius Jackson 4-11, Bashr Coles 3-6, Austin Brown 7--29
MEMP: Jacob Karam 14-16-147-0, Keiwone Malone 1-1-13-0
UAB: Austin Brown 23-41-187-1, Joe Bento 0-1-0-0
MEMP: Marcus Rucker 4-25, Alan Cross 3-36, Jesse Milleson 3-24, Keiwone Malone 2-42, Brandon Hayes 1-17, Jacob Karam 1-13, Carl Harris 1-3
UAB: Nick Adams 5-42, Patrick Hearn 4-44, Jackie Williams 3-44, Sam Accursio 3-20, Kennard Backman 3-18, Darrin Reaves 3--1, Jay Davis 2-20
Memphis3rd American Athletic West5-38-5

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