TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Drew Weatherford threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns as Florida State rallied from an early two-touchdown deficit and held off UAB 34-24 on Saturday.
The Seminoles fell out of the Top 25 after losing Monday at Clemson and found themselves in a hole to UAB, which has lost eight straight but was up 17-3 lead in the first half.
Weatherford hit a streaking Richard Goodman in stride for a 50-yard touchdown on the final play of the third period that gave the Seminoles a 31-24 lead and Gary Cismesia's 40-yard field goal two minutes later finally gave Florida State some breathing room at 34-24.
Florida State didn't get its first lead, 24-17, until late in the third quarter on Marcus Sim's 1-yard TD run, but UAB countered on Joseph Webb's one-handed catch on a 16-yard pass from Sam Hunt to tie the game at 24.
Although the offensive statistics were virtually even at the half, UAB held a 17-10 lead on the strength of Will Dunbar's 21-yard interception return touchdown just five minutes into the game that made it 10-0.
After a 28-yard field goal by Cismesia, Hunt's 4-yard scoring scramble early in the second quarter boosted UAB into its 17-3 lead.
UAB (0-2) has not won since a 35-29 win over Memphis last Oct. 7.
Florida State lost starting tailback Antone Smith with a concussion midway through the third period and his status for next Saturday's game at Colorado was not immediately known.
Nike Men's Florida State Seminoles Garnet Football Icon Legend T-ShirtShop
Check out the final seconds of Duke's win over Virginia, with the Cavaliers' Malcolm Brogdon scoring a go-ahead layup, followed by Grayson Allen driving to the other end to score an off-balance bucket at the buzzer.
John Lattner, the 1953 Heisman Trophy winner who helped lead Notre Dame to a 9-0-1 record and a No. 2 ranking in Frank Leahy's final year as coach, has died. He was 83.
Jabbar Juluke, the former running backs coach at Louisiana Tech who spent just one month at Texas Tech, will assume the same role on Les Miles' staff at LSU.
Corey Robinson is returning for his senior year on the gridiron at Notre Dame while also assuming the responsibilities of student-body president.
Baylor will hire more counselors and provide additional training for faculty in an effort to improve the school's response to sexual assault incidents, school regents said Friday.
Answering questions about the hype around two young quarterbacks, whether Stanford will sooner or later fall back into mediocrity and more.