BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Nick Coon caught a 91-yard touchdown
pass and UAB beat Army 24-9 on Saturday, extending the longest
losing streak in Division I-A to 11 games.
Coon, a true freshman, has six catches this season, three of for
touchdowns of more than 50 yards.
"Nick is good player, and that's why he's starting for us right
now," UAB coach WatsonBrown said. "He's going to make a lot of
big plays at UAB."
Trey Chaney ran for 99 yards on 21 carries for UAB (4-5, 3-2
Conference USA). Zac Dahman completed 34 of 51 passes for 238 yards
and one touchdown for Army (0-9, 0-7), and Seth Gulsby caught nine
passes for 41 yards.
UAB opened the scoring midway through the second quarter on
Chris Williams' 91-yard TD pass to Coon, who caught a 45-yarder
early in the third to set up Nick Hayes' 50-yard field goal.
In the fourth, Coon set up another score by getting behind the
Army defense and drawing a pass-interference penalty. That led to
Williams' 19-yard run that made it 24-3.
The Black Knights recovered three fumbles in UAB territory in
the third quarter, but managed only Anthony Zurisko's 36-yard field
"We won the game in the third quarter when we had three
straight fumbles, and Army only got three points out of it,"Brown
said. "Army crowded us with their defense like we knew they would.
We got some big plays in the passing game and that was the
Army's only touchdown came on Dahman's 27-yard pass to Walter
Hill with 5:18 left in the game.
UAB's Jahun Cook blocked two punts, one that Dominique Cosper
recovered in the end zone to give UAB a 14-0 halftime lead.
"We just didn't capitalize on our opportunities. Our inability
to finish off drives really hurt us," Army coach John Mumford