Sept. 21, 2013
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 at Legion Field.
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.
UAB will be on the road next week when the Blazers take on their second SEC foe of the season at Vanderbilt (6:30 p.m. CT, FSN).