UAB, Southern Miss Set For Saturday Showdown

Nov. 3, 2007

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The UAB football team will be in search of its first victory against Southern Miss, when the two teams square off Saturday evening at Legion Field.

The Blazers' (2-6, 1-3 C-USA ) offense will be tested against the Golden Eagles (4-4, 3-2 C-USA) who sport one the league's stingiest defenses in the league. Southern Miss ranks first in scoring defense, second in pass defense and total defense and fifth in rush defense.

The Golden Eagles are allowing just 364.8 ypg and have given up just 25 touchdowns, which is a conference best. Head coach Neil Callaway knows earning the program's first victory over Southern Miss will be a challenging one.

"I've watched Southern Miss' program for a long time and they do an outstanding job," said Callaway. "Defensively, they are in the top of our conference in almost all of the categories. Offensively, I think it all centers around the running back."

Tonight's game will be the eighth meeting between the Blazers (2-6, 1-3 C-USA) and the Golden Eagles (4-4, 3-2 C-USA), who hold a 7-0 all-time record in the series. Although UAB has never beaten Southern Miss, the games have been tightly contested, with Southern Miss winning five of the seven games by five points or less.

Kick off is slated for 6 p.m. at Legion Field. The game will televised regionally by CSS.

Radio coverage of the game can be heard on the Blazers ISP Sports Network flagship station WUHT 107.7 FM. The broadcast can also be heard on affiliates WIQR 1410 AM in Montgomery, WTRB 98.3 FM in Talladega and WACT 1420 AM in Tuscaloosa.



The Blazers enter this week's game looking to rebound from a loss to East Carolina on the road last weekend. UAB is 2-1 at Legion Field this season. Southern Miss comes into the game after being defeated by defeated by UCF, 34-17.