UAB off to best start in program history with Saturday’s 29-21 win

UAB celebrates North Texas win

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It was quite a night at Legion Field on Saturday.

UAB celebrated homecoming with a 29-21 win against North Texas that marks several records.

The win gives the Blazers a 6-1 record this year, which is the best start in program history. UAB has also won five consecutive games, another record, and the North Texas win also makes UAB bowl eligible for back-to-back seasons for the first time. UAB also extended its streak of consecutive home wins to 10.

On Saturday night, it was the Blazers' running game that got the job done in comeback fashion.

UAB trailed 21-10 at the half, but while the defense held North Texas off the board, the offense used two touchdowns, a field goal and a safety to flip the script.

After a safety midway through the third quarter, a 3-yard touchdown run by Spencer Brown late in third made it a 21-19 deficit. Then, early in the fourth quarter, another 3-yard score from Brown gave UAB the lead, which it extended late in the game with a field goal from Nick Vogel.

Bill Clark speaks after North Texas game

UAB rushed for 203 yards. Brown led the way with 100 yards and had three scores. Jarrion Street added 59 yards on four rushes.

A.J. Erdely threw for 189 yards on 14 of 22 passing. Andre Wilson had a team-leading 39 receiving yards, while Xavier Ubosi had a 36-yard reception and Donnie Lee had 35 yards.

UAB remains at the top of C-USA West with the win. The Blazers travel to UTEP next week for a 6:30 kickoff.

UAB players speak after the North Texas game

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