Blazers Primed for Marshall Tilt

Coach Jimmy Williams spoke with the media following Wednesday's practice.

Nov. 7, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The UAB football team continued its preparations for Saturday's clash against Marshall with a two-hour practice Wednesday afternoon at the on-campus facility.

Following the workout, defensive line coach Jimmy Williams talked to the media about his group's preparations for the Thundering Herd's potent offensive attack.

Led by quarterback Rakeem Cato, Marshall is averaging 378.5 yards per game through the air, while posting an average of 543.9 yards of total offense per contest.  

"They have a very good offense," Williams said.  "It's a tempo offense with a good quarterback and skilled receivers.  They've been very successful with a passing game that has been productive.  What they do, they do well.  This will be a good challenge for us and will tell where we're at."

UAB's defensive effort on Saturday begins with senior linebacker Marvin Burdette, who is currently second in the NCAA in tackles per game (12.8) 

Meanwhile, freshmen like defensive end Chris Rabb and safety Jake Ganus also hope to build on their strong performances so far in the 2012 season - a year where Ganus is second on the team in total tackles (56) and Rabb is third on the squad in tackles for loss (5.0).

The Blazers look for their second Conference USA victory in as many weeks Saturday when the game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. CT at Legion Field.

The contest will be aired on CSS and locally on the Blazer IMG Sports Network on WUHT-FM 107.7. The voice of the Blazers, David Crane, will call the game action with John Whitcomb providing analysis and Sam Miller reporting from the sidelines.


Fans can show their football ticket stub and get a $10 lower level OR $5 general admission ticket to the men's basketball game against Young Harris.