Friday September 12th, 2014

Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. UAB Blazers

A pair of 1-1 teams square off at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday when FCS member Alabama A&M visits UAB. The Bulldogs are coming off a 30-17 win over Division II foe Tuskegee last week, while the Blazers lost at Mississippi State 47-34. Despite the campuses being separated by just 102 miles, this will be the first meeting between Alabama A&M and UAB.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET

Live stream: None

TV coverage: American Sports Network

Radio: For a list of UAB affiliates, click here. For a list of Alabama A&M affiliates, click here.

Game Facts

UAB facts

The Blazers are averaging 519 yards total offense per game, ranking 21st nationally.

UAB scored on three passing plays of 75 or more yards at Mississippi State last week.

Jeremiah Briscoe completed only 5-of-15 passes at Mississippi State, but he still managed to rack up 231 passing yards, including touchdowns of 88 yards to J.J. Nelson and 75 yards to Quincy Perdue.

UAB’s 548 yards of offense at Mississippi State was its highest total since picking up 599 at UCF in 2012.

The Blazers are a young program by comparison to many schools. The program was launched at the Division III level in 1991, moved to Division I-AA in 1993 and began transitioning to Division I-A (now FBS) in 1996.

The 34 points UAB scored at Mississippi State are its most ever against an SEC opponent.

Blazers sophomore running back Jordan Howard’s 881 yards last season were the second-most among freshmen in FBS in 2013, trailing only Alex Collins of Arkansas (1,026).

UAB’s 338 rushing yards in its opener against Troy was its highest total since a 345-yard performance against Florida Atlantic in 2010.

Receiver J.J. Nelson is averaging 20.8 yards per catch in his career, with 1,827 yards on 88 receptions and 17 touchdowns.

Kicker Ty Long is eight field goals shy of becoming the Blazers’ all-time leader. Long’s 50 field goals trail only the 57 made by Nick Hayes.

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