Scores

Final

Rice 24

(0-1, 0-1 C-USA)

UAB 44

(1-0, 1-0 C-USA)

4:00 PM ET, September 5, 2009

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
RICE 0 3 14 724
UAB 7 20 14 344

Top Performers

Passing: J. Webb (UAB) - 221 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Webb (UAB) - 20 CAR, 194 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: F. Forrest (UAB) - 4 REC, 64 YDS, 2 TD

UAB 44, Rice 24

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Joe Webb rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 44-24 victory over Rice on Saturday.

Webb rushed for 189 yards on 20 carries and threw for 221 yards as the Blazers (1-0, 1-0 Conference USA) accumulated 513 yards of total offense.

UAB took a 27-3 halftime lead behind Webb, who accounted for the game's first four touchdowns. He had scoring runs of 15 and 71 yards and completed touchdown passes of 9 and 22 yards to Frantrell Forrest as UAB took a 27-3 halftime lead.

Forrest finished with four catches for 64 yards and Jeffrey Anderson had three receptions for 65 yards.

Nick Fanuzzi rushed for an 8-yard score and completed a 52-yard touchdown pass to Luke Willson for Rice (0-1, 0-1).

Fanuzzi was 12 of 20 for 154 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICE
UAB
1st Downs2320
Total Yards391516
Passing235221
Rushing156295
Penalties9-8014-111
3rd Down Conversions4-133-7
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers22
Possession30:1429:46

Passing Leaders

RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fanuzzi12/201547.710
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb12/1522114.720

Rushing Leaders

RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shepherd6488.0019
Smith11373.4012
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb201949.7271
Isabelle5316.2014

Receiving Leaders

RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon9657.2015
Willson15252.0152
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson36521.7035
Forrest46416.0227

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRICEUAB
TD07:29Joe Webb 15 Yd Run (Josh Zahn Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERRICEUAB
TD13:29Joe Webb 71 Yd Run (Josh Zahn Kick) 014
TD10:46Frantrell Forrest 9 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Pat Failed) 020
FG08:28Clark Fangmeier 29 Yd 320
TD00:46Frantrell Forrest 22 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Josh Zahn Kick) 327
THIRD QUARTERRICEUAB
TD10:25Nick Fanuzzi 8 Yd Run (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 1027
TD07:47Justin Brooks 7 Yd Run (Josh Zahn Kick) 1034
TD02:40Marcus Knox 4 Yd Run (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 1734
TD00:00Dexter Barnett 10 Yd Run (Josh Zahn Kick) 1741
FOURTH QUARTERRICEUAB
FG07:23Josh Zahn 41 Yd 1744
TD06:24Luke Willson 52 Yd Pass From Nick Fanuzzi (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 2444