UAB Slips to No. 16 Ohio State, 29-15

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Nick Adams returns a blocked punt for a touchdown

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Nick Adams returns a blocked punt for a touchdown
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Sept. 22, 2012

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Senior Nick Adams returned a blocked punt 20 yards for a touchdown and sophomore Ty Long connected on three field goals, including a school record 54-yarder to give No. 16 Ohio State (4-0) all it could handle Saturday, but UAB (0-3) dropped the contest 29-15 in front of a crowd of 105,019 at Ohio Stadium.

The Blazers, who held an early 9-0 advantage, started the second half by recovering an onside kick - the second this season with the first coming against Troy - but were undone by four chop-block penalties and a giveaway with a minute left in the first half that led to a score.

After Adams returned blocked punt for a touchdown - the first Blazer to do so since 2003 - UAB led Ohio State, 6-0, at the end of the first quarter of play, marking the first time the Blazers held a first quarter lead on an opponent since Nov. 20, 2010 when they Blazers held a 14-3 lead over Memphis at Legion Field.

Long was responsible for the remainder of the Blazers' points, hitting 3-of-4 field goals on the day. His career-long 54-yard kick late in the second quarter was the longest field goal in UAB history. It was also the third-longest in Ohio Stadium history and the fifth-longest ever against the Buckeyes. Long made his first three field goals of the game before missing a 47-yarder midway through the fourth quarter. The miss snapped his consecutive successful field goal streak at 12, which dated back to last year.

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Redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Brown saw the most significant action of his young Blazer career after replacing starter Jonathan Perry. Brown finished the contest with 196 yards on 21-of-35 passing.

Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller ran for two touchdowns and Ohio State overcame a lethargic, mistake-filled effort to hold off UAB. Miller completed passes for 12, 14 and 18 yards and ran for 26 yards to set up his own clinching 1-yard TD run with 5:03 left.

UAB returns home next Saturday when the Tulsa Golden Hurricane visit Legion Field. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. CT.


 

 

 
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