Scores

Final

UAB 24

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Florida State 34

(1-1, 0-1 ACC)

5:00 PM ET, September 8, 2007

Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 10 7 7 024
FSU 3 7 21 334

Top Performers

Passing: D. Weatherford (FSU) - 332 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Hunt (UAB) - 11 CAR, 56 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Webb (UAB) - 6 REC, 89 YDS, 1 TD

Florida St. 34, UAB 24

Associated Press

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.

Tight end Charlie Graham and wideout Greg Carr also caught TD passes for Florida State (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which totaled 520 yards offense.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
FSU
1st Downs1924
Total Yards345520
Passing226332
Rushing119188
Penalties12-11012-131
3rd Down Conversions4-146-14
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers23
Possession25:3434:16

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hunt17/352266.510
Florida StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Weatherford22/353329.531

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hunt11565.1131
Slaughter15533.508
Florida StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith19623.309
Edwards12453.8012

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Webb68914.8128
Sigler24623.0028
Florida StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Parker48922.3036
Carr48220.5141

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABFSU
FG11:08Swayze Waters 27 Yd 30
TD10:16Will Dunbar 21 Yd Interception Return (Swayze Waters Kick) 100
FG05:29Gary Cismesia 28 Yd 103
SECOND QUARTERUABFSU
TD11:21Sam Hunt 4 Yd Run (Swayze Waters Kick) 173
TD04:07Charlie Graham 2 Yd Pass From Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia Kick) 1710
THIRD QUARTERUABFSU
TD07:24Greg Carr 8 Yd Pass From Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia Kick) 1717
TD02:23Marcus Sims 1 Yd Run (Gary Cismesia Kick) 1724
TD01:16Joseph Webb 16 Yd Pass From Sam Hunt (Swayze Waters Kick) 2424
TD00:00Richard Goodman 50 Yd Pass From Drew Weatherford (Gary Cismesia Kick) 2431
FOURTH QUARTERUABFSU
FG13:03Gary Cismesia 40 Yd 2434