Scores

Final

Marshall 31

(3-6, 2-3 C-USA)

UAB 17

(3-6, 2-3 C-USA)

4:15 PM ET, November 6, 2010

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
MRSH 14 3 0 1431
UAB 7 7 0 317

Top Performers

Passing: B. Anderson (MRSH) - 304 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Evans (MRSH) - 2 CAR, 14 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Smith (MRSH) - 9 REC, 81 YDS, 2 TD

Marshall 31, UAB 17

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Brian Anderson threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns to lead Marshall to a 31-17 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.

Anderson, who completed 25 of 41 passes with one interception for the Thundering Herd (3-6, 2/3 Conference USA), threw two first-quarter touchdown passes.

UAB quarterback Bryan Ellis also had two scoring passes in the first half, the second a 43-yarder to Patrick Hearn to tie the game at 14 with 1:03 to go until halftime.

Marshall then went seven plays in 58 seconds, culminating in Tyler Warner's 41-yard field goal.

The Blazers (3-6, 2-3) tied the game early in the fourth quarter on Josh Zahn's 20-yard field goal.

After the Thundering Herd's Troy Evans recovered his own fumble in the end zone for 24-17, Lee Smith caught his second touchdown pass from Anderson with 5:02 to go.

Marshall has won two in a row after a three-game skid.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRSH
UAB
1st Downs1818
Total Yards400318
Passing304235
Rushing9683
Penalties9-715-40
3rd Down Conversions10-206-18
4th Down Conversions0-02-4
Turnovers11
Possession34:1125:49

Passing Leaders

MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson25/413047.431
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ellis20/442355.321

Rushing Leaders

MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Martinez17392.3010
Anderson5265.208
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shed16452.8011
Borne22211.0021

Receiving Leaders

MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith9819.0214
Dobson37424.7063
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Forrest46616.5022
Hearn26331.5143

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMRSHUAB
TD12:36Lee Smith 4 Yd Pass From Brian Anderson (Tyler Warner Kick) 70
TD08:30Mike Jones 11 Yd Pass From Bryan Ellis (Josh Zahn Kick) 77
TD04:10Troy Evans 5 Yd Pass From Brian Anderson (Tyler Warner Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERMRSHUAB
TD01:10Patrick Hearn 43 Yd Pass From Bryan Ellis (Josh Zahn Kick) 1414
FG00:05Tyler Warner 41 Yd 1714
FOURTH QUARTERMRSHUAB
FG12:54Josh Zahn 20 Yd 1717
TD09:32Troy Evans 0 Yd Fumble Return (Tyler Warner Kick) 2417
TD05:02Lee Smith 8 Yd Pass From Brian Anderson (Tyler Warner Kick) 3117