UAB runs over South Alabama as Spencer Brown sets school rushing touchdown record

UAB runs over South Alabama as Spencer Brown sets school rushing touchdown record
UAB running back Spencer Brown breaks school record for career rushing TDs (Source: wbrc)

MOBILE, Ala. (WBRC) - It was all UAB on Thursday as the Blazers blew out South Alabama on the road, 42-10.

Quarterback Bryson Lucero was spectacular in his first start of the season, throwing for 319 yards and two touchdowns on 18 of 28 passing. Austin Watkins was his favorite target, with the two connecting seven times for 183 yards and a score.

The Blazers (2-1) scored the game’s first 14 points on a pair of scores by running back Spencer Brown before South Alabama cut UAB’s lead to 14-10 early in the second quarter. However it was all Blazers from there, with UAB scoring the game’s final 28 points.

There was also history made Thursday night. Brown, who rushed for 105 yards, scored three times to set the school record for career rushing touchdowns. His record-setting 36th career score came in the second quarter and passed Pat Green (1991-94).

The Mortimer Jordan product is averaging just over 100 yards per game. He’s UAB’s all-time leading rusher and the nation’s second active career leading rusher with 3,323 yards, behind only Clemson running back Travis Etienne.

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