Alabama-Birmingham 52, Northwestern State 28

Date - Saturday, September 21, 2013 3:00 PM
Location - Legion Field
Attendance - 8723

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northwestern State 7 7 14 0 28
Alabama-Birmingham 17 14 14 7 52

Recap


Alabama-Birmingham 52, Northwestern State 28: Darrin Reaves rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns, and a 31-point first half sparked the host Blazers to their first victory.

Jamarcus Nelson caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a score, Austin Brown fired a pair of touchdown passes and Jonathan Perry added a scoring pass for Alabama-Birmingham (1-2). The Blazers scored 14 points in the first five minutes, led 17-7 after a quarter and 31-14 at halftime.

Garrett Atzenweiler rushed for 100 yards and two first-half touchdowns for Northwestern State (2-2). The Demons have been outscored 118-37 in losing their past two games.

Brown threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kennard Backman, and Nelson’s 63-yard punt return made it 14-0 Blazers with 10:09 left in the first quarter. Atzenweiler’s 1-yard run brought Northwestern State within 14-7 with 4:11 left in the quarter, but Ty Long’s 27-yard field goal late in the first and Perry’s 23-yard TD pass to Jamari Staples made it 24-7 Alabama-Birmingham.

Atzenweiler’s 3-yard run pulled the Demons within 24-14 with 4:41 left in the half, but Reeves capped a 69-yard march with an 8-yard touchdown with 1:08 remaining in the half. Nelson caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Brown and Reaves added a 50-yard run as the Blazers moved ahead 45-21 midway through the third quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:12
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 7 - Northwestern State 0
1st Quarter - 10:09
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 14 - Northwestern State 0
1st Quarter - 4:11
Northwestern State   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 14 - Northwestern State 7
1st Quarter - 1:15
Alabama-Birmingham   FG  Alabama-Birmingham 17 - Northwestern State 7
2nd Quarter - 12:08
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 24 - Northwestern State 7
2nd Quarter - 4:41
Northwestern State   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 24 - Northwestern State 14
2nd Quarter - 1:08
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 31 - Northwestern State 14
3rd Quarter - 13:52
Northwestern State   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 31 - Northwestern State 21
3rd Quarter - 9:16
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 38 - Northwestern State 21
3rd Quarter - 8:00
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 45 - Northwestern State 21
3rd Quarter - 5:33
Northwestern State   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 45 - Northwestern State 28
4th Quarter - 5:00
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Alabama-Birmingham 52 - Northwestern State 28
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northwestern State Alabama-Birmingham
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Northwestern State Alabama-Birmingham
Score 28 52
First Downs 21 21
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-20
40%
4-for-11
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 344 454
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 39-150 34-242
Average/Rush 3.8 7.1
Passing
Comp-Att 23-45 13-27
Passing Yards 194 212
Average/Pass Play 4.1 7.3
Penalties-Yards 6-60 5-44
Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 34:14 25:46

PLAYER STATS

Northwestern State (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Adkins 23/44 194 1 1
C. Jones 0/1 0 0 0
Alabama-Birmingham (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Brown 10/20 159 2 1
J. Perry 3/7 53 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Atzenweiler 15 100 6.7 2
D. Taylor 4 40 10.0 1
D. Llorens 6 22 3.7 0
Z. Adkins 7 15 2.1 0
R. Morris 6 5 0.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Reaves 17 178 10.5 2
J. Howard 12 66 5.5 1
A. Brown 4 -1 -0.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Hollier 3 78 26.0 1
E. Eagan 3 28 9.3 0
S. Ryan 8 24 3.0 0
C. Toussant 4 23 5.8 0
D. Llorens 1 19 19.0 0
T. McClain 1 13 13.0 0
R. Morris 1 6 6.0 0
G. Atzenweiler 1 3 3.0 0
D. Taylor 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Backman 5 62 12.4 1
J. Nelson 3 60 20.0 1
N. Height 2 54 27.0 0
J. Staples 1 23 23.0 1
D. Reaves 1 7 7.0 0
T. Henderson 1 6 6.0 0
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