RUSTON, LA (WBRC) - UAB is sending a message to C-USA.
A season after finishing the season with their best record in school history, the Blazers are back.
UAB traveled to Louisiana Tech and defeated the Bulldogs in dominating fashion 28-7. The win moves UAB to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in conference play.
The offensive attack was balanced, with A.J. Erdely throwing for 136 yards and rushing for 76. He had a touchdown through the air and on the ground. Spencer Brown rushed for a team-high 90 yards and had two touchdowns.
But the big story was the Blazers defense.
UAB held Louisiana Tech (3-2, 1-1 C-USA) to 258 total yards. The Blazers also forced three turnovers and stopped La Tech on 10 of their 12 third-down plays.
UAB remains on the road next week, facing Rice for a noon kickoff.