UAB coach gets first win in blowout
BY Associated Press
Sunday, October 07, 2012
10/07/12 at 6:37 AM
In his second collegiate start, Austin Brown bolstered Alabama-Birmingham to a 28-point halftime lead as the Blazers earned their first win under new head coach Garrick McGee - a 52-3 trouncing of Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday in Birmingham, Ala.
McGee, a Tulsa native and former quarterback at Booker T. Washington High School and OU, took over the program after serving as offensive coordinator at Arkansas.
A week after amassing 337 yards and three scores through the air in a loss to Tulsa, Brown helped beat the Lions (2-4) by completing 16-of-22 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown, all before the half.
The Blazers' defense held Southeastern Louisiana to 125 yards of offense, including just 47 yards on the ground.
Boise State 40, Southern Mississippi 14: In Hattiesburg, Miss., Joe Southwick threw for three touchdowns and Boise State took advantage of five turnovers to breeze past Southern Mississippi.
The Broncos (4-1) won their fourth straight by intercepting Golden Eagles quarterback Ricky Lloyd twice and recovering three of four fumbles by Southern Miss, which is 0-5 for the first time since 1976.
Southwick completed 17-of-26 passes for 201 yards with an interception.
D.J. Harper led the Broncos in rushing with 14 carries for 51 yards, including touchdown runs of 11 and 19 yards.
Louisiana-Lafayette 41, Tulane 13: In Lafayette, La., Alonzo Harris ran for 123 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and Louisiana-Lafayette piled up 294 rushing yards in the victory.
Terrance Broadway threw for two touchdowns and ran for one for the Ragin' Cajuns (4-1), who won their eighth consecutive home game.
The Green Wave (0-5) lost their 15th straight game, and are 0-5 for the first time since starting 0-9 in 1991.
Houston 44, North Texas 21: In Houston, Charles Sims set a career high with 210 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns, leading Houston to the win.
Sims' previous career high was 207 yards rushing in last season's 73-17 victory over Tulane.
Piland, who was 31-of-41 for 321 yards, also added a rushing touchdown, as did Kenneth Farrow. Matt Hogan made all three of his field-goal attempts, including a 50-yarder, as Houston improved to 7-7 against the Mean Green (2-4).