NCAAF Game Recap - Alabama-Birmingham at Akron
Sat Sep 7, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Alabama-Birmingham (2-0)

7

10

14

0

31

Akron (0-2)

6

0

0

14

20

Johnston throws 4 TD passes, UAB beats Akron 31-20
Sat Sep 7, 2019 4:32 PM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Tyler Johnston III passed for 319 yards and four touchdowns, including a 76-yarder to Myron Mitchell, and UAB held off Akron 31-20 on Saturday in the programs' first gridiron meeting.

The Blazers took a 7-6 first-quarter lead on Johnston's 49-yard TD pass to Kendall Parham, then scored 24 unanswered points before the Zips mounted a fourth-quarter comeback after stopping the Blazers on downs.

Johnston, 15-of-24 passing with one interception, hit Austin Watkins on TD passes of 28 and 40 yards before connecting with Mitchell on the 76-yarder in the third quarter. Watkins had three catches for 95 yards, Parham grabbed four for 94, and Mitchell caught two for 88 yards. Spencer Brown, who entered with 2,633 career rushing yards and is vying to become UAB's career rushing leader, was held to 35 yards on 16 carries.

Deltron Sands capped Akron's opening drive with a 1-yard TD run, but the Zips were held scoreless until the fourth quarter when Kato Nelson hit Nate Stewart on a 6-yard TD pass. The comeback stalled with a fumble on a UAB punt return before Nelson hit Timothy Scippio on a 7-yard TD pass.

Nelson completed 25 of 44 passes for 359 yards. Dustin Burkhart caught eight passes for a career-high 217 yards.

Passing

UAB Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Johnston III 24 15 62.5 4 319 76 1 128.5
Akr Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Nelson 44 25 56.8 2 359 64 0 98.6

Rushing

UAB Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Brown 16 35 2.2 7 0
T. Johnston III 8 24 3.0 13 0
Akr Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Nelson 13 31 2.4 13 0
D. Sands 12 9 0.8 5 1

Receiving

UAB Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Watkins 3 95 31.7 40 2
K. Parham 4 94 23.5 49 1
Akr Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Burkhart 8 217 27.1 64 0
B. Lee 4 61 15.3 48 0

Fumbles

Akr F FL
N. Stewart 1 1
K. Nelson 1 0

Returning

UAB KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Haden 1 14.0 0 14 1 4.0 0 4
G. Prince 1 3.0 0 3 0 - 0 0
Akr KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Knight 2 7.0 0 14 2 -1.5 0 1
N. Stewart 0 - 0 0 1 1.0 0 1

Punting

UAB Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Greenwell 6 220 36.7 47
Akr Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Wieland 9 329 36.6 54

Takeaways

Akr Int Yds InTD
J. Riley 1 15 0

Team Stats Comparison

UAB Akr
Points For 31 20
Total Yards 402 393
Rushing Yards 83 34
Passing Yards 319 359
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/24 25/44
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 3/2
First Downs 15 16
Penalties - Yards 4/35 6/56
Time Of Possession 34:34 23:23
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/14 4/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 2/3
Punts - Average Yards 6/37 9/37

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UAB Akr
Akr 3:47 TD Deltron Sands 1 yd run (missed kick) 0 6
UAB 14:34 TD Kendall Parham 49 yd pass from Tyler Johnston III (Nick Vogel kick) 7 6
2nd Quarter UAB Akr
UAB 2:52 FG Nick Vogel 39 yd FG 10 6
UAB 10:03 TD Austin Watkins 28 yd pass from Tyler Johnston III (Nick Vogel kick) 17 6
3rd Quarter UAB Akr
UAB 2:10 TD Austin Watkins 40 yd pass from Tyler Johnston III (Nick Vogel kick) 24 6
UAB 5:32 TD Myron Mitchell 76 yd pass from Tyler Johnston III (Nick Vogel kick) 31 6
4th Quarter UAB Akr
Akr 3:56 TD Nate Stewart 6 yd pass from Kato Nelson (Jerry Fitschen kick) 31 13
Akr 10:18 TD Timothy Scippio 7 yd pass from Kato Nelson (Jerry Fitschen kick) 31 20

Game Information

Stadium: Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium, Akron, Ohio
Attendance: 18,972
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