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Blazers upset Miners

Blazers upset Miners

The 4-5 UAB Blazers came in as underdogs and pulled off a stunning upset over the No. 24 ranked Texas El-Paso Miners 35-23 Saturday in the Miners' stadium.

The 8-1 Miners were 7.5-point favorites and never came close to covering the spread in today’s game. The total score was just UNDER the posted total (59).

Blazers QB Darrell Hackney was stellar, throwing four touchdown passes and going 11-for-17 for 187 yards passing. Jordan Palmer threw 52 passes for 337 yards and two touchdowns.

Palmer's three interceptions proved costly in just the Miners' second loss of the season.