Scores

Final

UAB 31

(5-5, 2-4 away)

Memphis 21

(2-8, 2-4 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 14, 2009

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 7 14 10 031
MEM 0 7 0 1421

Top Performers

Passing: J. Webb (UAB) - 378 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Steele (MEM) - 20 CAR, 107 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: F. Forrest (UAB) - 7 REC, 129 YDS, 2 TD

UAB 31, Memphis 21

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Joe Webb passed for 378 yards, threw three touchdowns and rushed for another score to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 31-21 win over Memphis on Saturday.

Webb, who was 18-for-25 passing, ran for 52 yards on 21 carries for the Blazers (5-5, 4-2 Conference USA).

The game was tied at 7-7 with 14:03 left in the second quarter on Curtis Steele's 11-yard rushing score for the Tigers (2-8, 1-5).

But UAB pulled away with 24 straight points -- Webb threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to Nick Adams and a 26-yard passing score to Frantrell Forrest, Josh Zahn kicked a 27-yard field goal and Forrest caught a 12-yard TD from Webb.

Forrest finished with seven catches for 129 yards for UAB.

Memphis' Steele led his team with 107 yards on 20 carries, including a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Will Hudgens passed for 333 yards and was sacked four times.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
MEM
1st Downs2221
Total Yards487436
Passing376333
Rushing111103
Penalties4-446-45
3rd Down Conversions4-124-14
4th Down Conversions0-01-4
Turnovers12
Possession32:3327:27

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb18/2537815.130
MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hudgens26/413338.100

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb21522.5115
Borne9424.7015
MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steele201075.4226
Toney166.016

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Forrest712918.4229
Adams17777.0177
MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Calhoun47919.8062
Singleton67612.7022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABMEM
TD00:04Joe Webb 15 Yd Run (Josh Zahn Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERUABMEM
TD14:03Curtis Steele 11 Yd Run (Matt Reagan Kick) 77
TD12:59Nick Adams 77 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Josh Zahn Kick) 147
TD07:15Frantrell Forrest 26 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Josh Zahn Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERUABMEM
FG11:07Josh Zahn 27 Yd 247
TD00:35Frantrell Forrest 12 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Josh Zahn Kick) 317
FOURTH QUARTERUABMEM
TD04:34Curtis Steele 7 Yd Run (Matt Reagan Kick) 3114
TD01:48Brett Toney 6 Yd Run (Matt Reagan Kick) 3121