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UAB beats Florida International, 27-24


MIAMI (AP) Ty Long kicked a 28-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in the game to put UAB over Florida International 27-24 in a Conference USA matchup Saturday night.

Long's game-winning kick blunted a late game rally by Florida International and came at the end of a 70-yard Blazers drive led by QB Austin Brown with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter. Brown was 19 of 30 for 188 yards and one touchdown. Jordan Howard rushed for 20 carries and 159 yards.

The Blazers (2-4, 1-1 Conference USA) had a 21-17 lead at the half and the UAB defense was able to hold the Golden Panthers (1-5, 1-1) to just 30 yards of total offense in the third quarter. But Florida rallied in the fourth on a 9-play, 75-yard drive culminating in a 13-yard Jake Medlock touchdown pass to tie the game at 24.

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Scoring Summary
FIUYa'keem Griner 15 yd pass from Jake Medlock (Austin Taylor kick)
UABDarrin Reaves 2 yd run (Ty Long kick)
UABKennard Backman 7 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)
UABDarrin Reaves 1 yd run (Ty Long kick)
FIUAustin Taylor 27 yd FG
FIUSilas Spearman 1 yd run (Austin Taylor kick)
UABTy Long 48 yd FG
FIULamarq Caldwell 13 yd pass from Jake Medlock (Austin Taylor kick)
UABTy Long 28 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2522
Third Down Efficiency5-124-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-1
Plays-Net Yards71-40570-396
Passing Yds188302
Kick Return Yds360
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.29:3930:21
Individual Stats
UAB: Jordan Howard 20-159, Darrin Reaves 15-43, Greg Franklin 3-13, Austin Brown 3-2
FIU: Silas Spearman 22-45, Jake Medlock 10-41, Lamarq Caldwell 4-8
UAB: Austin Brown 19-30-188-0
FIU: Jake Medlock 17-34-302-1
UAB: Jamari Staples 6-67, Kennard Backman 3-27, Dequindre Adams 3-12, Darius Powell 2-35, J.J. Green 2-15, Tristan Henderson 1-14, Darrin Reaves 1-14, Nyiakki Height 1-4
FIU: Ya'keem Griner 5-65, Lamarq Caldwell 4-52, Clinton Taylor 3-62, Rockey Vann 2-88, Silas Spearman 1-20, T.J. Lowder 1-9, Jonnu Smith 1-6
UAB3rd Conference USA East4-46-6
Florida International6th Conference USA East3-54-8

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