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Alabama-Birmingham 31, Jacksonville State 0

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Tyler Johnston III threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns, Trea Shropshire had 120 yards receiving and a score, and UAB beat Jacksonville State 31-0.

Johnston reached the 300-yard mark for the fifth time in his career and Shropshire topped 100 yards for a second straight game after closing last season with 180 against Marshall.

UAB opened the scoring in the second quarter with a nine-play, 97-yard drive ending in RaJae' Johnson-Sanders' 3-yard touchdown. Johnson-Sanders had a 46-yard reception on the drive and Ryan Davis added a 30-yarder.

Grayson Cash blocked and recovered a Jacksonville State punt with 2:37 left before halftime, leading to a 37-yard field goal by Matt Quinn. UAB scored on its first possession of the second half when Gerrit Prince caught a 23-yard pass in the corner of the end zone.

Jermaine Brown Jr. rushed for 70 yards and a score for UAB (1-0). Johnston completed 17 of 21 passes.

Zerrick Cooper was 17-of-34 passing for 89 yards for Jacksonville State (0-1), which won the Ohio Valley Conference last season and reached the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.

UAB athletics press release


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter UABJacSt
UAB TD 4:53 RaJae' Johnson-Sanders 3 yd pass from Tyler Johnston III (Matt Quinn kick) 7 0
UAB FG 1:00 Matt Quinn 27 yd FG 10 0
Third Quarter UABJacSt
UAB TD 12:35 Gerrit Prince 23 yd pass from Tyler Johnston III (Matt Quinn kick) 17 0
UAB TD 2:51 Jermaine Brown Jr. 10 yd run (Matt Quinn kick) 24 0
Fourth Quarter UABJacSt
UAB TD 5:35 Trea Shropshire 42 yd pass from Dylan Hopkins (Matt Quinn kick) 31 0
Team Stats
  UAB Jacksonville State
First downs 21 8
  Rushing 6 4
  Passing 14 2
  Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Efficiency 3-9, 33% 2-13, 15%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 37-147 16-64
Passing Yards 371 91
Return Yards 24 53
Completions-Attempts-Int 19-23-0 18-35-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--4 0-0
Punts 3 9
Punts-Average 50.3 40.9
Fumbles Lost 2-2 0-0
Penalties - Yards 9-62 10-75
Time of Possession 35:28 24:32
UAB Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Johnston III 17 21 320 2 0
D. Hopkins 2 2 51 1 0
Jacksonville State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Z. Cooper 18 35 91 0 0
UAB Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Brown Jr. 14 78 5.6 1
D. McBride 12 54 4.5 0
L. Stanley 3 14 4.7 0
L. Wooden 2 5 2.5 0
A. Gates 2 1 0.5 0
T. Johnston III 3 0 0.0 0
T. Smith-Lindsey 1 -5 -5.0 0
Jacksonville State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
Z. Cooper 6 28 4.7 0
P. Jackson 2 22 11.0 0
J. Samuel 4 13 3.3 0
R. Wiggins 4 1 0.3 0
UAB Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Shropshire 5 128 25.6 1
G. Prince 3 64 21.3 1
R. Johnson-Sanders 3 62 20.7 1
R. Davis 3 51 17.0 0
H. Pittman 2 32 16.0 0
L. Stanley 1 19 19.0 0
A. Davis IV 1 9 9.0 0
J. Brown Jr. 1 6 6.0 0
Jacksonville State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Wells 3 42 14.0 0
M. Pettway 2 17 8.5 0
I. Montgomery 2 10 5.0 0
L. Jarrett 2 7 3.5 0
J. Samuel 1 6 6.0 0
S. Brown 1 5 5.0 0
R. Wiggins 1 4 4.0 0
P. Jackson 4 3 .8 0
D. Philyaw-Johnson 1 1 1.0 0
A. Edwards 1 -4 -4.0 0
UAB Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Jacksonville State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
UAB Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Greenwell 3 151 50.3
Jacksonville State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Dawson 9 368 40.9
UAB Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Thomas V 2 24 12.0
Jacksonville State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Q. Charleston 1 7 7.0
UAB Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Jacksonville State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Y. Gowdy 1 23 23.0
M. Pettway 1 23 23.0
UAB Missed FG
Player Length
Jacksonville State Missed FG
Player Length




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