DeWayne McBride and quarterback Dylan Hopkins combined to rush for 240 yards on 39 carries and three touchdowns and UAB downed upset-minded Charlotte 34-20. McBride’s 13-yard scoring run with 12:24 to play put the Blazers back in front 27-20 after the 2-point conversion. After forcing the 49ers to punt on consecutive possessions, Hopkins sealed it with a 61-yard scoring jaunt with 1:01 left.
Andy Kennedy locks it in with the Blazers with that six-year contract extension with a $900,000, base salary. The UAB coach will get a $100,000 increase each year of the deal plus compensation for post-season play.