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Johnson, Florida Atlantic top UAB 37-23

By Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Jaquez Johnson piled up a career-high 404 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns to lead Florida Atlantic to a 37-23 win over UAB on Saturday.

FAU (2-4, 1-3 Conference USA) converted 11 of 17 third down opportunities while racking up 579 yards of total offense and outscored UAB (1-4, 0-1) 20-3 in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead into the halftime break.

The Blazers' Austin Brown, who finished the game with 256 yards passing and two touchdowns, found Jamari Staples for a 29-yard score to cap an 8-play, 75 yard scoring drive to open the third quarter.

Nearly five minutes later, Ty Long's 30-yard field goal knotted the game at 23 apiece.

The Owls responded immediately, marching 75 yards in just five plays to take the lead for good as Jonathan Wallace's 53-yard run set up Jay Warren's touchdown run from 3 yards out.

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Scoring Summary
FAUMitch Anderson 42 yard field goal
UABJordan Howard 18 yard TD pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long Extra Point)
UABTy Long 34 yard field goal
FAUJaquez Johnson 2 yard TD run (Mitch Anderson Kick Failed)
UABTy Long 37 yard field goal
FAUJonathan Wallace 1 yard TD run (Mitch Anderson Extra Point)
FAUNexon Dorvilus 3 yard TD pass from Jaquez Johnson (Mitch Anderson Extra Point)
UABJamari Staples 29 yard TD pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long Extra Point)
UABTy Long 30 yard field goal
FAUJay Warren 3 yard TD run (Dalton Schomp Kick Failed)
FAUWilliam Dukes 5 yard TD pass from Jaquez Johnson (William Dukes 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD)
Team Stats
First Downs2516
Third Down Efficiency11-176-15
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-1
Plays-Net Yards82-57958-307
Passing Yds299256
Kick Return Yds19152
Punt Return Yds00
Individual Stats
FAU: Jonathan Wallace 17-117, Jaquez Johnson 19-105, Jay Warren 7-59, Lucky Whitehead 1-3
UAB: Darrin Reaves 16-48, Jordan Howard 5-29, Jimmy Jean 1--8, Austin Brown 3--18
FAU: Jaquez Johnson 23-36-299-0
UAB: Austin Brown 18-33-256-0
FAU: William Dukes 4-56, Daniel McKinney 4-51, Nexon Dorvilus 4-41, Jenson Stoshak 3-59, Darion Howard 3-35, DeAndre Richardson 2-15, Jonathan Wallace 2-14, Lucky Whitehead 1-28
UAB: Darrin Reaves 5-82, Kennard Backman 5-57, Jordan Howard 3-43, Jamari Staples 2-36, Darius Powell 2-9, Dequindre Adams 1-29
Florida Atlantic6th Conference USA East2-63-9

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