Scores

Final

UCF 34

(8-4, 2-3 away)

UAB 27

(5-7, 3-2 home)

1:30 PM ET, November 28, 2009

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 10 14 7 334
UAB 7 7 0 1327

Top Performers

Passing: J. Webb (UAB) - 322 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Webb (UAB) - 18 CAR, 137 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: F. Forrest (UAB) - 6 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

UCF 34, UAB 27

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Brett Hodges threw two touchdown passes and Central Florida beat Alabama-Birmingham 34-27 on Saturday.

Hodges went 24-for-38 for 230 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown pass to Kamir Aiken and a 5-yarder to Billy Giovanetti for the Knights (8-4, 6-2 Conference USA).

Brynn Harvey ran for 130 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown and went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season. Harvey's score gave the Knights a 31-14 lead, all the cushion it would need.

The Blazers (5-7, 4-4) scored twice in the fourth quarter but lost for the second time in a row and failed to become bowl eligible.

Blazers' quarterback Joe Webb led the late rally with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jeffrey Anderson and a 5-yard scoring pass to Frantrell Forrest. Webb went 20-for-35 with 332 yards passing and rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
UAB
1st Downs2622
Total Yards435527
Passing230322
Rushing205205
Penalties1-155-48
3rd Down Conversions2-105-12
4th Down Conversions1-10-3
Turnovers21
Possession33:1726:43

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hodges24/382306.122
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb20/353229.231

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey241305.4125
Davis77510.7145
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb181377.6153
Brooks6223.7010

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Aiken35819.3132
Guyton44210.5017
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Forrest68213.7130
Wright56613.2036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCFUAB
TD10:30Kamar Aiken 12 Yd Pass From Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi Kick) 70
TD08:29Patrick Hearn 23 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Josh Zahn Kick) 77
FG02:25Nick Cattoi 27 Yd 107
SECOND QUARTERUCFUAB
TD12:36Billy Giovanetti 5 Yd Pass From Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi Kick) 177
TD10:06Joe Webb 53 Yd Run (Josh Zahn Kick) 1714
TD05:12Jonathan Davis 7 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick) 2414
THIRD QUARTERUCFUAB
TD09:25Brynn Harvey 25 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick) 3114
FOURTH QUARTERUCFUAB
TD14:03Jeffery Anderson 34 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Josh Zahn Kick) 3121
FG11:55Nick Cattoi 36 Yd 3421
TD02:49Frantrell Forrest 5 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Pat Blocked) 3427