Blazers Explode in 52-3 Win Over Lions

Austin Brown drops back to pass. Brown finished with 266 passing yards and a touchdown.

Oct. 6, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - In his second collegiate start, redshirt-freshman quarterback Austin Brown bolstered UAB to a 28-point halftime lead as the Blazers earned their first win of the season, trouncing Southeastern Louisiana, 52-3, Saturday. The 49-point margin of victory is the third-largest in program history, and second-largest in UAB's Division 1-A era.

A week after amassing 337 yards and three scores through the air in a loss to Tulsa, Brown helped beat the Lions (2-4) by completing 16-of-22 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown, all before the half.

UAB (1-4) went on scoring drives of 68, 78, 59 and 56 yards in the first half, and also scored on senior linebacker Marvin Burdette's 36-yard interception return for a touchdown.

The Blazers' defense held Southeastern Louisiana to 125 yards of offense, including just 47 yards on the ground. The three points scored by Southeastern Louisiana are the fewest UAB has allowed since a 15-0 shutout at UCF on Nov. 29, 2008.

Leading that defensive attack was Burdette who recorded eight tackles Saturday, bringing his career total to 295 tackles to move him into third all-time in career tackles at UAB.

Nathan Stanley was 10-of-23 passing for 78 yards for the Lions, tossing one interception as the team totaled just nine first downs.