Jamarcus Nelson runs after the catch.
Nov. 30, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - UAB scored 14 points in the opening quarter, but could not overcome Southern Miss' second-half scoring spree in a 62-27 loss at Legion Field on Saturday.
The Blazers committed two costly turnovers to begin the second half as Southern Miss outscored UAB, 49-6, in the second half.
With the loss, UAB drops to 2-10 overall and 1-7 in Conference USA action to end the season.
The Golden Eagles (1-11, 1-7 Conference USA) trailed by eight points at the start of the third quarter. Mullens led a 28-0 rally with three touchdown passes and a 1-yard touchdown rush to put Southern Miss ahead by 20 points at the start of the fourth. He threw for 370 yards on the day.
A loss to the Blazers would have given Southern Miss back-to-back winless seasons, something that has only happened once in the last 30 years.
Jonathan Perry threw two touchdown passes to Jamarcus Nelson, who finished with a game-high 117 yards receiving for UAB. Perry finished his collegiate career completing 18-of-31 passes for 286 yards against the Golden Eagles.
UAB junior running back Darrin Reaves finished with 69 yards on the ground and now has 2,337 career rushing yards, which ranks third in UAB history.