Recap - Cougars Defeat UAB 56-13
|Recap - Cougars Defeat UAB 56-13|
Case Keenum sliced and diced the Blazers defense for 407 yards as Houston handed UAB a 56-13 defeat on Saturday at Legion Field.
Bettors who backed the Cougars were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 28 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 76.5.
Michael Hayes rushed for 93 yards, while Charles Sims added 71 yards in the win. Tyron Carrier and Justin Johnson added 105 and 91 receiving yards respectively.
Greg Franklin rushed for 54 yards for UAB, while Darrin Reaves added 34 yards. Jonathan Perry threw for 149 yards for the Blazers, while receivers Jackie Williams and Nick Adams had 44 and 32 yards respectively.
UAB was outgained by Houston 654-269 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 34-17 by the Cougars.
The time of possession battle favored UAB as their offense was on the field for 32:02, longer than the 27:58 of their opponents.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Tulane. UAB will aim to get back on the winning track at Memphis.