Scores

Final

UAB 9

(2-9, 0-6 away)

Memphis 25

(6-5, 3-3 home)

3:30 PM ET, November 17, 2007

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 0 3 0 69
MEM 0 13 3 925

Top Performers

Passing: M. Hankins (MEM) - 298 YDS

Rushing: J. Doss (MEM) - 19 CAR, 168 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Calhoun (MEM) - 4 REC, 159 YDS

Memphis 25, UAB 9

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- -Joseph Doss rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown and Matt Reagan kicked a career-high four field goals on Saturday as Memphis became bowl-eligible with a 25-9 victory over UAB.

Martin Hankins threw for 298 yards and Duke Calhoun led Memphis receivers with 159 yards on four catches, including a pair of 70-yard receptions.

UAB's scores came on a 26-yard field goal by Swayze Waters, and a 1-yard run by Brandon Thornton, the first rushing touchdown by a Blazer running back this season.

Sam Hunt completed 11-of-19 passes for 121 yards for UAB (2-9, 1-5 Conference USA).

Memphis (6-5, 5-2) held a 13-3 lead at the break behind a pair of field goals by Reagan and a 1-yard touchdown run from reserve quarterback Will Hudgens.

Hankins, who had thrown for an average of 406 yards over the previous two games, completed 9-of-18 for 197 yards in the first half. The Tiger running attack, almost nonexistent in recent weeks, managed 106 yards in the first half, and finished with 265 rushing for the game.

The Blazers switched quarterbacks between Joseph Webb and Hunt. The pair combined to complete 10-of-14 passes in the half for 82 yards, as UAB managed only 147 yards of offense before the break.

Reagan would add field goals of 24 and a season-high 38 yards in the second half.

Memphis is bowl-eligible for the fourth time in five years.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
MEM
1st Downs2325
Total Yards338563
Passing233298
Rushing105265
Penalties4-398-90
3rd Down Conversions7-144-12
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers20
Possession29:1430:46

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hunt11/191216.402
MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hankins14/2629811.500

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb9444.9011
Hunt9343.809
MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Doss191688.8131
Pitts13715.5012

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones55811.6019
Wright55711.4025
MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Calhoun415939.8070
Singleton25728.5045

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERUABMEM
TD12:54Will Hudgens 1 Yd Run (Matt Reagan Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 97 yds, 3:04
07
FG08:32Swayze Waters 26 Yd
Drive: 12 plays, 67 yds, 4:16
37
FG04:08Matt Reagan 32 Yd
Drive: 12 plays, 67 yds, 4:18
310
FG00:18Matt Reagan 21 Yd
Drive: 6 plays, 82 yds, 1:46
313
THIRD QUARTERUABMEM
FG05:38Matt Reagan 24 Yd
Drive: 10 plays, 56 yds, 4:32
316
FOURTH QUARTERUABMEM
TD14:14Joseph Doss 20 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed)
Drive: 5 plays, 99 yds, 2:14
322
TD10:13Brandon Thornton 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked)
Drive: 10 plays, 72 yds, 3:55
922
FG04:00Matt Reagan 38 Yd
Drive: 12 plays, 59 yds, 6:13
925