C-USA: UAB Blazers Burn Southern Miss, 30-17

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Hiram Atwater returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown to seal UAB's 30-17 win over Southern Mississippi on Thursday night, the Blazers' first victory over their Conference USA rival.

The Blazers (2-3, 2-1) had set up Josh Zahn's second field goal of the fourth quarter after recovering a muffed punt. Southern Miss (3-2, 1-1) still needed only a touchdown and extra point to improve to 10-0 over UAB.

Atwater stepped in front of Austin Davis's first pass of the drive that started with 1:19 left and no timeouts. Atwater crossed the field and raced into the end zone. He earlier recovered a fumble to set up the go-ahead score late in the third quarter.

Joe Webb rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown and passed for another score for the Blazers, who had lost three straight games and were humiliated 70-14 by the Golden Eagles last season.


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  • by JDLadd Location: my pad on Oct 2, 2009 at 06:22 PM
    I am now convinced that UAB has a more childish cartoon logo than ECU.
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