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Former ESPN analyst Brett McMurphy reports that Ohio and UAB will play in the Bahamas Bowl.

The Bahamas Bowl will be played on Dec. 22. Diving into the two likely combatants, here, Ohio (8-4) has made a bowl in eight of the last nine seasons. On the other side of the ledger, UAB (8-4) carries all sorts of intrigues. The Blazers had their football program shuttered and boarded in December of 2014 before rebooting to fantastic result this year. If anybody deserves a trip to the Bahamas, it's HC Bill Clark and the rest of his UAB squad in what was a fantastic return to the fray.
Nov 26 - 2:23 PM

UAB redshirt junior WR Collin Lisa caught seven passes for 76 yards and a score

The Blazers don't have an explosive passing game, but Lisa has had his moments in his junior campaign. His touchdown today came from quarterback AJ Erdely to expand UAB's lead to 21-7 in the third quarter. Lisa and the Blazers are headed to a bowl game, which is an amazing accomplishment considering this program technically didn't exist last year.
Nov 25 - 3:48 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown ran for 98 yards on 22 carries in a 28-7 dismantling of UTEP on Saturday.

Brown couldn't quite get to the century mark against the Miners, but it's another quality game for the breakout freshman star. His regular season finishes with 10 scores and close to 1,300 yards. This could be one of the best players in Conference USA in 2018.
Nov 25 - 3:44 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown picked up 128 yards rushing on 27 carries in a 24-19 victory over UTSA on Saturday.

UAB has been one of the best stories of 2017, and Brown is one of the chief reasons for said good story. He had two short scores stolen from him by quarterback AJ Erdeley, but Brown probably isn't complaining, especially after scoring three times last week. Brown has now gone over 1,200 yards on the year, and he should be able to add to that total next week against Florida.
Nov 11 - 10:28 PM

UAB redshirt junior QB A.J. Erdely completed 20 of his 21 pass attempts for 197 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's home win against Rice.

The dual-threat was limited to just 12 rushing yards, and Saturday's game marked just the third time he hasn't found the end zone with his feet through nine games. He was too busy concentrating on his passing, as he was nearly flawless.
Nov 4 - 6:53 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown carried 17 times for 140 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 52-21 shellacking of Rice.

The freshman has run for 140 or more yards in four of his past five outings, and he has totaled 10 rushing touchdowns across nine games with three games left to be played, plus a bowl game now that the Blazers are eligible. The Blazers rolled up 242 rushing yards while gobbling up 6.7 yards per tote, and Brown was a huge part of their success.
Nov 4 - 6:45 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown rushed for 209 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries in Saturday's 30-12 win over Southern Miss.

Brown (6'0/235) averaged 6.33 YPC in the victory while posting a long run of 50 yards. He has absolutely exploded of late, with Saturday's performance his best yet. In four October contests, the true freshman ball-carrier surpassed 165 yards rushing three times. He finishes out the month having racked up a total of 615 yards on the ground and has now gone off for 909 yards for the campaign as a whole.
Oct 28 - 10:37 PM

UAB senior QB A.J. Erdely completed 21-of-29 passes for 182 yards and ran for 41 yards and two scores in a 25-24 overtime loss to Charlotte on Saturday.

Erdeley had easily his most accurate game as a passer, and looked like he was going to have the game-winning score on a one-yard plunge in overtime. Charlotte was able to score in the ensuing overtime on fourth-and-goal from the six, and two-point conversion gave the 49ers their first ever FBS win. UAB will look to rebound from the "upset" loss with a trip to Southern Miss.
Oct 21 - 9:54 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown ran for 167 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries in a 25-23 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.

Brown (6'0/235) has gone over 160 yards in two straight games for the Blazers, and is both the future and present for the UAB offense. His touchdown from eight yards out gave the Blazers a 16-10 lead, and he had another 52 yarder to set up another score. The surprising 4-2 Blazers get a date with Charlotte next.
Oct 14 - 10:25 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer brown ran for 165 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in a 23-22 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

Brown (6'0/235) was the UAB offense on Saturday, and was the chief reason why the Blazers were able to pull off the upset against the Bulldogs. His touchdown was an 11-yard scamper to give UAB a 13-0 lead late in the first quarter. Brown will look to go over 100 again next week against Middle Tennessee State.
Oct 7 - 7:20 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown ran for 51 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 16 carries in Saturday's 30-23 win over Coastal Carolina.

Meet the face of the new-look Blazers, who have returned to the field following a two-year hiatus to start 2-1. Brown (6'0/235) is a pure bruiser who loves contact. He's rushed for 244 yards and three scores through three games. Don't look now, but UAB is within four wins of going bowling with only one Power 5 opponent (at Florida) remaining on the schedule.
Sep 16 - 6:08 PM

UAB HC Bill Clark called freshman RB Spencer Brown "a tough guy to take down."

"He's still got to work on the blocking and protection and they've all got to work on ball security," Clark said. "It's exciting. That's a physical running back. We have seen him run over our own guys in practice." Brown (6'0/235) had his coming out party against Ball State on Saturday, when he blew up for 151 yards while averaging 8.9 YPC. He'll have a chance to build on that performance when the Blazers host Coastal Carolina this weekend.
Source: AL.com
Sep 13 - 7:34 PM

UAB freshman Carlos Stephens ran for 76 yards on 15 carries in Saturday's 38-7 win over Alabama A&M.

Welcome back, Blazers. UAB ran a run-first offense in its return to the field. That worked against A&M -- to the tune of 259 yards and a pair of touchdowns -- but will be a bit tougher against next week's opponent Ball State. James Noble III had 13 carries for 74 yards in this one. We'd expect him to have more carries than Stephens in the coming weeks.
Sep 2 - 7:07 PM

UAB senior quarterback A.J. Erdely will start UAB's first game on Saturday against Alabama A&M.

Erdely was reportedly pushed by redshirt freshman Tyler Johnston, but the fifth-year senior's leadership since he came to UAB made it an easy decision for Blazers' coach Bill Clark. A 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior, Erdley last played for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, where he threw for 1881 yards and 14 touchdowns. It's going to be a long year for the Blazers, but it's nice to have a little stability at the position, at least for 2017.
Source: AL.com
Aug 30 - 5:54 PM

Former Tennessee redshirt freshman DE Mykelle McDaniel has joined UAB.

McDaniel will be sidelined in 2017 due to transfer rules, meaning he will have missed two seasons of football since high school after redshirting his only season at Tennessee.
Jul 24 - 11:05 AM


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