Scores

Final

UAB 41

(3-7, 1-5 away)

Tulane 24

(2-8, 2-4 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 7 10 14 1041
TULN 7 7 7 324

Top Performers

Passing: K. Moore (TULN) - 235 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: J. Webb (UAB) - 18 CAR, 130 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. McDonald (TULN) - 3 REC, 67 YDS, 1 TD

UAB 41, Tulane 24

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP)Joe Webb ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns to lead UAB to a 41-24 win over Tulane on Saturday.

Webb, who completed 15-of-21 passes for 154 yards, scored on runs of 31, 3 and 1 yard for the Blazers 3-7, 2-4 Conference USA). Kevin Sanders had two interceptions.

J.T. McDonald accounted for three touchdowns, scoring on a 3 and 13 yard run and caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Moore for Tulane (2-8, 1-5).

UAB, which led by three points at halftime, extended its lead to 24-14 on Webb?s 3-yard touchdown run with 9:14 left in the third quarter. The score was set up by Sanders? interception and 34-yard return to the Tulane six.

The Green Wave got within 24-21 on McDonald?s 13-yard touchdown run with 6:47 left in the third quarter.

The Blazers increased the lead to 31-21 when Webb ran one yard for a touchdown with 1:44 left in the third quarter.

Tulane reduced the lead to 31-24 when Ross Thevenot kicked a 50-yard field goal with 12:10 left in the game.

But Swayze Waters? 29-yard field goal increased the lead to 34-24 with 5:28 left, and Matt Taylor intercepted a Moore pass and ran 36 yards for a touchdown to complete the scoring with 3:34 left.

UAB took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter when Webb ran 31 yards for a touchdown. Tulane tied the score on the next possession when McDonald ran three yards for a touchdown.

The Blazers took a 14-7 lead when Rashaud Slaughter ran one yard for a touchdown with 9:09 remaining in the second quarter.

The Green Wave tied the score on Moore?s 27-yard touchdown pass to McDonald with 6:07 left in the second quarter.

UAB took a 17-14 halftime lead on Waters? 41-yard field goal with 4:05 left in the second quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
TULN
1st Downs2318
Total Yards426361
Passing154263
Rushing27298
Penalties6-495-39
3rd Down Conversions6-126-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers14
Possession32:5827:02

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb15/211547.300
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moore15/302357.813

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb181307.2331
Brooks10747.4019
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Austin8435.409
McDonald12413.4213

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson34314.3026
Forrest22914.5023
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
King37424.7044
McDonald36722.3138

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABTULN
TD08:23Joe Webb 31 Yd Run (Swayze Waters Kick) 70
TD04:02J.T. McDonald 3 Yd Run (Ross Thevenot Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERUABTULN
TD09:09Rashaud Slaughter 1 Yd Run (Swayze Waters Kick) 147
TD06:07J.T. McDonald 27 Yd Pass From Kevin Moore (Ross Thevenot Kick) 1414
FG04:05Swayze Waters 41 Yd 1714
THIRD QUARTERUABTULN
TD09:14Joe Webb 3 Yd Run (Swayze Waters Kick) 2414
TD06:47J.T. McDonald 13 Yd Run (Ross Thevenot Kick) 2421
TD01:44Joe Webb 2 Yd Run (Swayze Waters Kick) 3121
FOURTH QUARTERUABTULN
FG12:10Ross Thevenot 50 Yd 3124
FG05:28Swayze Waters 29 Yd 3424
TD03:34Matt Taylor 36 Yd Interception Return (Swayze Waters Kick) 4124