UAB falls to MTSU 27-3, will travel for C-USA title game

UAB falls to MTSU 27-3, will travel for C-USA title game
The UAB Blazers have a chance to put a huge exclamation point on their season on Saturday. A win over Southern Miss gives the program, which did not exist two years ago, the Conference USA Western division title.

MURFEESBORO, TN (WBRC) - UAB will hope next week’s C-USA Championship Game against Middle Tennessee State won’t be as bad as tonight’s contest.

The Blazers fell 27-3 on Saturday. The loss drops the record of UAB, the conference’s West champ, to 7-1, which matches East champion MTSU. With Saturday’s win, MTSU will host next week’s championship game.

UAB wasn’t able to get its offense going, as the Blazers were able to manufacture only 89 yards of offense. Quarterback A.J. Erdely threw for 90 yards on 9 of 20 passing and an interception, while the Blazers combined for -1 running yards.

The Blazers' typically solid defense had trouble all day with MTSU QB Brent Stockstill, who threw for 261 yards and two scores on 22 of 29 passing. The Blue Raiders had 394 total yards of offense.

The Blazers and MTSU will play at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday to decide the C-USA championship.

FIRST QUARTER

UAB 3, Middle Tennessee State 0 - Vogel 35-yard field goal (8:35 left)

SECOND QUARTER

UAB 3, MTSU 3 - Holt 28-yard field goal (14:55 left)

MTSU 6, UAB 3 - Holt 24-yard field goal (9:57 left)

MTSU 13, UAB 3 - Stockstill pass to Lee, 12 yards (2:35 left)

THIRD QUARTER

MTSU 20, UAB 3 - Stockstill pass to Dobson, 12 yards (4:40 left)

MTSU 27, UAB 3 - Dobson run, 45 yards (9:30 left)

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