SAN ANTONIO -- A.J. Erdely accounted for three touchdowns and UAB held on to beat UTSA 24-19 on Saturday night.
The Blazers (7-3, 5-2 Conference USA), who beat Rice last week to become bowl eligible, have won five of their last six games.
Erdely ran for two scores from inside the 4-yard line and threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to give UAB a 21-6 halftime lead.
Sturm led a 12-play, 54-yard scoring drive capped by his 17-yard touchdown pass to Kerry Thomas Jr. with 1:11 remaining. But the two-point conversion failed and the Roadrunners didn't recover the ensuing onside kick to end it.
Spencer Brown ran for 128 yards on 27 carries for UAB.
Sturm passed for 162 yards and ran for another 35.
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Former Alabama assistant coach Billy Napier will be coming back to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.
Duke dodged trouble in the short term when its starting quarterback went down.
The No. 18 Texas Longhorns travel to Kansas State Saturday with one thing on their minds: change. That idea sounds pretty good to Kansas State right now as well.
The schedule forces Michigan State to take a step back this week. If the Spartans want to remain in the rankings, they can't afford to take an even bigger step back.
South Carolina will be the next team to see if it can stop or at least slow Kentucky running back Benny Snell when the Gamecocks and Wildcats clash Saturday in Lexington, Ky.
Florida coach Dan Mullen understands he may get less than a welcoming reception when the Gators visit No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday.