Rashaud Slaughter and the Blazers take on Tulane Saturday at 2 p.m. CT.
Nov. 15, 2008
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- It's been two weeks since the UAB football team's disappointing performance at Southern Miss, and after an open date last weekend, the Blazers will look to bounce back Saturday afternoon against the Tulane Green Wave.
Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m. in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The game will be broadcast on the Blazers ISP Sports Network (WWMM 100.5-FM).
UAB is anxious to return to the field after its 70-14 loss to USM at Hattiesburg. The Golden Eagles led 28-0 after one quarter and never looked back.
Saturday's game against Tulane represents the first trip to New Orleans for UAB (2-7, 1-4 Conference USA) since the 2004 season. The contest will be the Blazers' first in the Superdome since the 2002 season.
The 2004 UAB/Tulane game was played at Tad Gormley Stadium in nearby Metairie and resulted in a 59-55 Green Wave victory, the second-highest scoring game in C-USA history.
UAB and Tulane are tied 3-3 in the series with the Blazers winning last year's matchup (26-21) at Legion Field.
UAB quarterback Joe Webb will also be looking to bounce back to his performances of the first eight games. Against Southern Miss two weeks ago, the junior signal-caller was held to season-lows in passing yardage (127) and rushing yardage (13).
Webb has already broken the conference single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 736 entering Saturday's game at Tulane.
Tulane (2-7, 1-4) has the same record as UAB and comes into Saturday's contest having lost five in a row. The Green Wave was defeated by Houston, 42-14, last weekend in its most recent action.