Sep 5, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Blazers practiced for the final time in Birmingham on Thursday afternoon before the UAB football team takes on face No. 9 LSU in Baton Rouge, La. on Saturday.
Earlier this week, head coach Garrick McGee spoke about the challenges of facing LSU and traveling to Tiger Stadium.
"They are very aggressive on defense and they are going to look to control the ball on offense," McGee said. "They had 25 or 26 more snaps on offense than TCU, which gave them more opportunities to score points. That is the philosophy that Coach Miles has. They are going to control the ball and play aggressive defense."
This will be the second time that UAB has faced LSU. The first meeting came on Sept. 23, 2000 when kicker Rhett Gallego nailed a 32-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give UAB a 13-10 win. Going on the road at LSU has been difficult for visiting teams, but McGee feels that this will be a good opportunity for the team.
"This is one of the top (stadiums) that I have been in, in terms of environment," McGee remarked. "I think it is a really good thing for these kids to get to go and play in that type of environment. They get to showcase their talent in one of the best venues (in college football)."
The game will kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. CT. Fans can watch the game on ESPNU, listen on the Blazers' IMG Sports Network or follow online via Twitter (@UABAthletics).