Scores

Final/OT

UAB 31

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Troy 34

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL), Troy, AL

1 2 3 4 OT T
UAB 14 3 14 0 031
TROY 7 0 10 14 334

Top Performers

Passing: A. Brown (CHSO) - 301 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Reaves (UAB) - 22 CAR, 104 YDS

Receiving: J. Nelson (UAB) - 10 REC, 199 YDS, 2 TD

Troy's Corey Robinson (30 for 32) sets NCAA accuracy mark

Associated Press

TROY, Ala. -- Will Scott kicked a game-ending 30-yard field goal and Troy quarterback Corey Robinson set an NCAA record for accuracy in the Trojans' 34-31 win over UAB on Saturday.

Robinson was 30-for-32 passing to set an NCAA mark for completion percentage (minimum 30 completions).

Robinson's 93.8 completion percentage eclipsed the mark set by BYU's Steve Sarkisian against Fresno State in 1995. Sarkisian, now the head coach at Washington, was 31-of-34 for 91.2 percent.

Robinson, who threw for 319 yards and a touchdown, also tied a 45-year-old Troy school record with 20 consecutive completions and became the Sun Belt Conference's career leader in passing yards and completions.

"I'll think about it when I graduate," Robinson said. "Right now, I'm just happy to get a win."

The Trojans rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit, tying it on a 1-yard run by backup quarterback Deon Anthony with 3:17 remaining.

UAB had the first overtime possession and botched the snap on a 37-yard field goal attempt. On Troy's first overtime play, Anthony had a 16-yard run. Two plays later, Scott won it.

"I was proud of the way we rallied," Troy coach Larry Blakeney said. "I'm proud of the way we came back. That's a tough UAB team and I'm proud of how we rebounded."

UAB's Austin Brown passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns, including a 62-yarder to Jamarcus Nelson in the third quarter that gave the Blazers a 31-17 lead.

Nelson totaled 367 all-purpose yards to set a UAB school record and scored on a school-record 97-yard kickoff return.

"We just made too many mistakes when the game was on the line," UAB coach Garrick McGee said. "I told the team that there is nobody that doesn't realize that this team is totally different from last year, and I think this team can compete for a Conference USA championship."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
TROY
1st Downs1925
Total Yards447497
Passing339319
Rushing108178
Penalties13-965-60
3rd Down Conversions2-136-13
4th Down Conversions2-32-2
Turnovers02
Possession29:1130:49

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown19/2930110.430
TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson30/3231910.010

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reaves221044.7014
Franklin4143.5012
TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chunn10656.5119
Anthony12615.1122

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson1019919.9262
Staples610317.2142
TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas56913.8123
Worthy36220.7031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABTROY
TD12:14Brandon Burks 10 Yd Run. (Will Scott Kick) 07
TD08:49Jamarcus Nelson 21 Yd Pass From Austin Brown. (Ty Long Kick) 77
TD06:35Jamari Staples 42 Yd Pass From Austin Brown. (Ty Long Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERUABTROY
FG00:00Ty Long 50 Yd 177
THIRD QUARTERUABTROY
TD06:50Eric Thomas 23 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson. (Will Scott Kick) 1714
TD06:32Jamarcus Nelson 97 Yd Kickoff Return. (Ty Long Kick) 2414
FG01:47Will Scott 18 Yd 2417
TD00:46Jamarcus Nelson 62 Yd Pass From Austin Brown. (Ty Long Kick) 3117
FOURTH QUARTERUABTROY
TD11:22Jordan Chunn 11 Yd Run. (Will Scott Kick) 3124
TD03:17Deon Anthony 1 Yd Run. (Will Scott Kick) 3131
OVERTIMEUABTROY
FGWill Scott 30 Yd 3134

Research Notes

Corey Robinson (Troy) completed 30-of-32 passes (93.8%) vs UAB tonight. That is the highest completion percentage in a game in FBS history, minimum 30 completions. The previous record of 91.2% (31 of 34) was set by Steve Sarkisian (BYU) on Nov. 25, 1995 vs Fresno State.

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