Northwestern State at UAB

UAB seals a 52-28 victory over Northwestern St.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Darrin Reaves led UAB in rushing and picked up two touchdowns to seal a 52-28 victory against Northwestern State on Saturday.

Reaves rushed for a 50-yard TD halfway through the third quarter to make the score 45-21 in favor of the Blazers (1-2). He ended the game with 17 carries for 178 yards in UAB's first home game of the season.

Jamarcus Nelson scored his own pair of touchdowns - a 41-yard reception and a 63-yard punt return. His punt return in the first quarter gave the Blazers a 14-0 lead and Nelson finished with 123 all-purpose yards.

Garrett Atzenweiler accounted for 100 of Northwestern State's 150 total yards rushing and picked up the only two touchdowns in the first half for the Demons (2-2).

A 34-yard touchdown pass by Zach Adkins early in the third cut the deficit 31-21, but UAB scored another 21 points before the game ended.

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Scoring Summary
UABKennard Backman 1 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)
UABJamarcus Nelson 63 yd punt return (Ty Long kick)
NWSTGarrett Atzenweiler 1 yd run (Chris Moore kick)
UABTy Long 27 yd FG
UABJamari Staples 23 yd pass from Jonathan Perry (Ty Long kick)
NWSTGarrett Atzenweiler 3 yd run (Chris Moore kick)
UABDarrin Reaves 8 yd run (Ty Long kick)
NWSTLouis Hollier 34 yd pass from Zach Adkins (Chris Moore kick)
UABJamarcus Nelson 41 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)
UABDarrin Reaves 50 yd run (Ty Long kick)
NWSTDaniel Taylor 6 yd run (Chris Moore kick)
UABJordan Howard 8 yd run (Ty Long kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2121
Third Down Efficiency8-204-11
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-2
Plays-Net Yards84-34461-454
Passing Yds194212
Kick Return Yds4334
Punt Return Yds-292
Time of Poss.34:1425:46
Individual Stats
NWST: Garrett Atzenweiler 15-100, Daniel Taylor 4-40, De'Mard Llorens 6-22, Zach Adkins 7-15, Rumeall Morris 6-5, Team 1--32
UAB: Darrin Reaves 17-178, Jordan Howard 12-66, Austin Brown 4--1, Team 1--1
NWST: Zach Adkins 23-44-194-1, Cody Jones 0-1-0-0
UAB: Austin Brown 10-20-159-1, Jonathan Perry 3-7-53-0
NWST: Shakeir Ryan 8-24, Casey Toussant 4-23, Louis Hollier 3-78, Ed Eagan 3-28, De'Mard Llorens 1-19, Tuff McClain 1-13, Rumeall Morris 1-6, Garrett Atzenweiler 1-3, Daniel Taylor 1-0
UAB: Kennard Backman 5-62, Jamarcus Nelson 3-60, Nyiakki Height 2-54, Jamari Staples 1-23, Darrin Reaves 1-7, Tristan Henderson 1-6

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