Scores

Final

Memphis 33

(3-3, 1-2 away)

UAB 30

(1-5, 1-2 home)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

8:00 PM ET, October 2, 2008

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 0 20 7 633
UAB 10 6 7 730

Top Performers

Passing: A. Hall (MEM) - 209 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Webb (UAB) - 18 CAR, 93 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Singleton (MEM) - 5 REC, 123 YDS, 1 TD

Memphis 33, UAB 30

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Vinny Zaccario kicked a 25-yard field goal with two seconds left to give Memphis a 33-30 conference victory over Alabama-Birmingham on Thursday night.

Memphis (3-3, 1-2 Conference USA) won its third straight game and won its second in a row over UAB in a series that has become known as the "Battle for the Bones" in honor of the cities' reputations for fine barbecue.

UAB (1-5, 0-2) rode the running and throwing of quarterback Joe Webb to amass 331 yards in the first half. But Memphis' defense stiffened in the second half and quarterback Arkelon Hall led the Tigers' offense on the game-winning drive in the final four minutes.

Hall completed 18 of 28 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns to lead Memphis. Earnest Williams had four catches for Memphis, including touchdown grabs of 30 and 20 yards. Carlos Singleton had five catches for the Tigers, including a 15-yard scoring play. Curtis Steele ran for 101 yards on 14 carries, his third straight game over the 100-yard mark.

Webb ran for 93 yards and passed for 235 yards to lead UAB. He had scoring runs of 9, 12 and 10 yards and threw a 16-yard scoring pass to Mike Jones. Rashaud Slaughter had 13 carries for 92 yards for UAB.

Memphis led 20-16 at halftime, but UAB got off to a quick start in the second half. The Blazers drove 67 yards in five plays to score on Webb's five-yard run and take a 23-20 lead.

The game's key play might have come in the third quarter when Memphis' Curtis Echols partially blocked a UAB punt, causing it to travel only 22 yards. That set Memphis up at the UAB 48-yard line, and the Tigers needed only four plays to score on a 15-yard pass from Hall to Carlos Singleton.

That gave Memphis a 27-23 lead going into the fourth quarter, and the Tigers widened the margin when Zaccario kicked a 34-yard field goal with 11 minutes left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
UAB
1st Downs2416
Total Yards436455
Passing244235
Rushing192220
Penalties7-7611-127
3rd Down Conversions5-133-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers22
Possession30:2929:31

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hall18/282097.541
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb14/252359.410

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steele141017.2028
Ross6467.7019
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb18935.2321
Slaughter13927.1038

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Singleton512324.6148
Williams46616.5230
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson25025.0043
Lankford24020.0033

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMUAB
TD09:58Mike Jones 16 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Swayze Waters Kick) 07
FG00:27Swayze Waters 18 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERMEMUAB
TD14:28Earnest Williams 30 Yd Pass From Arkelon Hall (Vinny Zaccario Kick) 710
TD12:16Joe Webb 9 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 716
TD08:31Earnest Williams 20 Yd Pass From Arkelon Hall (Vinny Zaccario Kick) 1416
TD00:31Steven Black 5 Yd Pass From Arkelon Hall (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2016
THIRD QUARTERMEMUAB
TD12:25Joe Webb 12 Yd Run (Swayze Waters Kick) 2023
TD04:15Carlos Singleton 15 Yd Pass From Arkelon Hall (Vinny Zaccario Kick) 2723
FOURTH QUARTERMEMUAB
FG11:00Vinny Zaccario 34 Yd 3023
TD04:10Joe Webb 10 Yd Run (Swayze Waters Kick) 3030
FG00:02Vinny Zaccario 25 Yd 3330