UAB beats Alabama State 24-19 in home opener

UAB beats Alabama State in 2019 opener

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UAB started the 2019 season on the right foot.

The Blazers, coming off their best season in program history, defeated Alabama State 24-19 on Thursday night.

Quarterback Tyler Johnston threw for 114 yards on 8 of 19 passing and added one touchdown on the night. Running back Spencer Brown led the team on the ground with 77 yards on 23 carries.

UAB is now 13-0 at home since The Return. The crowd attendance for Thursday’s game was 39,165, which is the third largest home crowd in UAB history.

UAB will travel to Akron next Saturday.

Copyright 2019 WBRC. All rights reserved.