BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A.J. Erdely threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns and Spencer Brown rushed for 102 yards and a score as UAB posted its first shutout since 2008 with a 52-0 victory over Savannah State in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.
The victory also tied the record for the second-largest win in program history.
Brown got the Blazers on the board early when he rushed for 3 yards to take a 7-0 lead with 10:54 left in the first quarter. Chris Woolbright returned an interception 34 yards for a score, Erdely hit Andre Wilson with a 14-yard scoring strike and Kingston Davis busted in from the 1 as the Blazers took a 28-0 lead into the break.
Collin Lisa hauled in most of Erdely's passes, grabbing 10 for 93 yards and a touchdown. Andre Wilson caught three for 37 yards and a score.
The Blazer defense limited Savannah State to just 23 yards passing and 155 yards on the ground while racking up 548 total yards.
Happy with how Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts have handled split quarterback duties this season, Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN's Chris Low on Thursday that he plans to use both players for the remainder of the season.
Baker Mayfield pulls off a trick play, where he catches a 2-point conversion, similar to a play he executed for a touchdown in the 2018 Rose Bowl.
Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped from behind by Temple's Sam Franklin and teammate Chapelle Russell recovers it to seal the win.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a five-yard touchdown to shrink Tulsa's deficit to 28-17.
Down 28-10 early in the fourth, Cooper Edmiston intercepts Temple QB Anthony Russo to begin a Tulsa scoring drive.
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