Ohio State 29, Alabama-Birmingham 15

Date - Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Ohio Stadium
Attendance - 105019

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Alabama-Birmingham 6 6 0 3 15
Ohio State 0 21 0 8 29

Recap


Ohio State 29, Alabama-Birmingham 15:
Sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller tallied 207 total yards and notched two rushing touchdowns for Ohio State, including a pivotal score with 5:03 left in the game, as the Buckeyes remained undefeated with a win over the Blazers.

UAB took an early lead by returning a blocked punt 20 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, but the Buckeyes (4-0) were able to limit the Blazers to three field goals the rest of the way.

Two Ohio State touchdowns in the span of 48 seconds late in the second quarter gave the Buckeyes a 21-12 halftime lead and proved to be too much for the Blazers to counter.

Freshman quarterback Austin Brown went 21-for-35 with 196 yards and an interception for the Blazers (0-3).

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Blazers won the battle for time of possession 33:47 to 26:13. … Ohio State has won 61 consecutive home games versus unranked non-conference opponents.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:21
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Ohio State 0 - Alabama-Birmingham 6
2nd Quarter - 10:27
Alabama-Birmingham   FG  Ohio State 0 - Alabama-Birmingham 9
2nd Quarter - 6:31
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 7 - Alabama-Birmingham 9
2nd Quarter - 3:44
Alabama-Birmingham   FG  Ohio State 7 - Alabama-Birmingham 12
2nd Quarter - 1:50
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 14 - Alabama-Birmingham 12
2nd Quarter - 1:02
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 21 - Alabama-Birmingham 12
4th Quarter - 13:44
Alabama-Birmingham   FG  Ohio State 21 - Alabama-Birmingham 15
4th Quarter - 5:03
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 29 - Alabama-Birmingham 15
TEAMS

Team Records

  Alabama-Birmingham Ohio State
W/L 0 - 3 - 0 4 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Alabama-Birmingham Ohio State
Score 15 29
First Downs 22 20
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-17
41%
3-for-10
30%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 403 347
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-144 37-204
Average/Rush 4.2 5.5
Passing
Comp-Att 28-46 12-20
Passing Yards 259 143
Average/Pass Play 5.5 6.5
Penalties-Yards 9-99 7-60
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 33:55 26:05

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Brown 21/35 196 0 1
J. Perry 7/11 63 0 0
Ohio State (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Miller 12/20 143 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Reaves 16 72 4.5 0
J. Perry 5 26 5.2 0
B. Coles 3 21 7.0 0
G. Franklin 3 21 7.0 0
D. Jackson 2 10 5.0 0
A. Brown 5 -6 -1.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Hall 17 105 6.2 0
B. Miller 11 64 5.8 2
R. Smith 6 24 4.0 1
Z. Boren 2 7 3.5 1
P. Brown 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Williams 5 55 11.0 0
N. Adams 5 45 9.0 0
D. Reaves 7 42 6.0 0
P. Hearn 4 40 10.0 0
B. Coles 1 32 32.0 0
J. Nelson 2 17 8.5 0
J. Davis 2 14 7.0 0
S. Accursio 1 7 7.0 0
K. Backman 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
P. Brown 4 67 16.8 0
D. Smith 4 39 9.8 0
J. Hall 2 21 10.5 0
J. Heuerman 1 10 10.0 0
M. Thomas 1 6 6.0 0