Troy 3

(1-4, 0-4 away)

UAB 21

(2-3, 2-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 30, 2006

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 0 3 0 03
UAB 14 0 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: S. Hunt (UAB) - 145 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Hunt (UAB) - 21 CAR, 69 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Mencer (UAB) - 5 REC, 96 YDS, 1 TD

UAB 21, Troy 3

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Sam Hunt threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead UAB to a 21-3 victory over Troy Saturday night.

Hunt completed 11-of-16 passes for 145 yards to lead UAB (2-3). Hunt was also the game's leading rusher, gaining 69 yards on 21 carries. Sylvester Mencer had five catches for 96 yards for the Blazers.

Hunt had shared playing time with Chris Williams in UAB's two quarterback rotation, but with Williams recovering from a concussion, Hunt played most of the game. Hunt sprained an ankle late and Williams entered the game in the final two minutes.

A heavy UAB pass rush kept Troy's spread offense in check most of the night. Quarterback Omar Haugabook completed 18-of-30 passes for 144 yards for Troy (1-4). UAB sacked Haugabook six times and held Troy to only 58 yards rushing.

Gary Banks had six catches and Justin Bray caught four to lead Troy.

Hunt ran 22 yards for a touchdown to give UAB an early 7-0 lead. On the Blazers' next possession, Hunt hit Mencer with a 38-yard pass that went to the Troy 3-yard-line. Trey Chaney ran it in from there to give UAB a 14-0 lead.

Hunt lost a fumble and threw an interception in the second quarter, but Troy could manage only a 35-yard field goal from Greg Whibbs.

UAB drove 47 yards in three plays to score the only points of the second half. After Mencer ran 24 yards on a reverse, Hunt hit Mencer with a 29-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-3.