BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Florida Atlantic blocked a potential 28-yard game-winning field goal on the final play to hold off Alabama-Birmingham in a 32-31 win in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.
Alfred Morris scored on a 38-yard run with 2:20 left in the game for the Owls, who trailed 28-12 midway through the third quarter.
UAB quarterback David Isabelle, who ran for three touchdowns, threw an interception that was returned 38 yards for a touchdown by Brently Harstad to pull FAU within 28-19.
Isabelle rushed for 214 yards, a UAB single-game record for a quarterback. He had a 50-yard run in the final minute to set up the Blazers' failed field-goal attempt.
Late miscues doom James Madison in FCS semis vs. Sam Houston
A sack, missed field goal and a roughing the punter penalty doom James Madison in the fourth quarter as Sam Houston State advances to the FCS title game.
Sam Houston WR makes defender look silly on this 69-yard TD
Jequez Ezzard spins his defender around en route to scoring a long touchdown for Sam Houston State.
Jamie Foxx's football coach impersonation is spot on
Check out actor Jamie Foxx impersonate a football coach while at Georgia Tech's practice facility.
Dukes end the half with another TD
Cole Johnson's 7-yard touchdown pass to Clayton Cheatham gives James Madison a cushioned gap going into the locker rooms.
Johnson, Wells connect for another JMU TD
Cole Johnson gets the 4-yard pass perfectly in the hands of Antwane Wells Jr. as the Dukes extend their lead.
JMU puts the first TD on the board
James Madison's QB Cole Johnson sneaks in for a short touchdown vs. Sam Houston.