UAB 30

(3-1, 1-1 away)

Cincinnati 27

(2-3, 1-1 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, October 2, 2004

Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 6 14 3 730
CIN 0 3 14 1027

Top Performers

Passing: G. Guidugli (CIN) - 300 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Burks (UAB) - 17 CAR, 79 YDS

Receiving: R. White (UAB) - 6 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

UAB 30, Cincinnati 27

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cedric Hampton's 8-yard touchdown reception from Darrell Hackney midway through the fourth quarter helped UAB beat Cincinnati 30-27 on Saturday night.

Will Evans returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown and Nick Hayes kicked three field goals for the Blazers (3-1, 2-0 Conference USA).

Cincinnati (2-3, 1-1) pulled close on Gino Guidugli's third touchdown pass of the game, to Hannibal Thomas with 15 seconds left.

Guidugli completed 29 of 52 passes for 300 yards with one interception, tying his career high for attempts while passing for at least 300 yards for the 12th time.

Hackney completed 12 of 30 passes for 107 yards without an interception. He also hit Roddy White on a 7-yard scoring pass in the second quarter to give the Blazers a 13-3 lead. White finished with six catches for 80 yards.

Both teams struggled on offense, with UAB managing just 116 net yards rushing. Dan Burks led the Blazers with 79 yards on 17 carries.

Kevin Lovell kicked two field goals for the Bearcats, but he had one blocked midway through the second quarter. The Blazers then marched 67 yards in six plays, capped by Hackney's scoring pass to White.