UAB beats Alcorn State
UAB 22, Alcorn State 0
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Swayze Waters kicked a school-record five field goals to lead UAB to a 22-0 victory over Alcorn State Saturday, giving Neil Callaway his first win as Blazers head coach.
Brandon Thornton gained 92 yards on 21 carries to help the Blazers break an eight-game losing streak. The shutout was UAB's first since a 47-0 victory over Louisiana a Monroe in 1999.
Nate Hughes caught five passes for 89 yards and Antoine Young ran for 69 yards on 13 carries to lead Alcorn State (0-3).
Waters had field goals of 42, 32, and 52 yards in the first half. The 52-yarder tied a school record set by Kevin Thomason against Mississippi Valley State in 1994.
The only points of the second half came on a pair of field goals by Waters in the third quarter from 22 and 38 yards.
UAB had 332 yards of total offense while holding Alcorn State to 333 yards.
Alcorn State's biggest threat came when the Braves drove to the UAB 19 yard line in the second quarter, but linebacker Joe Henderson intercepted a Chris Walker pass and returned it to the UAB 40.
Nick Saban has nabbed another elite defensive recruit, as DT Antonio Alfano, No. 100 in the ESPN 300, has pledged to the Crimson Tide.
Former Alabama offensive lineman Dallas Warmack is heading to Oregon as a graduate transfer, where he will reunite with first-year Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal.
Quarterback Joe Burrow, who appeared in 11 games over two seasons at Ohio State, announced Friday night that he was heading to LSU as a graduate transfer. He'll join Myles Brennan, Justin McMillian and Lowell Narcisse in a wide-open competition to start.
Former UCLA and Washington coach Rick Neuheisel returns to head coaching, joining Phoenix's team in the Alliance of American Football.
Representatives from Missouri, Rutgers and UConn participated in a conference call with MLB to evaluate how they can be compensated for increased compliance costs caused by sports betting.
Georgia QB Jake Fromm had to be taken to the hospital Thursday to have a fishing lure removed from his leg.
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