EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Spencer Brown ran for 103 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and the UAB defense posted its third shutout of the season in a 19-0 victory over UTEP on Saturday in Conference USA West Division action.
Brown ran it in from 15 yards out to give the Blazers (7-1, 5-0) a 7-0 lead and Nick Vogel booted a 36-yard field goal with 2 minutes left in the first quarter for a 10-0 advantage. UAB added a safety in the third quarter after the Miners (0-8, 0-4) stuffed UAB's fourth-and-goal run from the 1-yard line. Quardraiz Wadley fumbled a botched handoff on the next play and UTEP's Brandon Jones recovered the ball in the end zone for 2 points and a 12-0 lead. Tyler Johnston III's 4-yard TD run in the final quarter capped the scoring for the Blazers.
It was a dismal day on offense for the Miners, who were shut out for the second time this season. UTEP managed just 19 yards rushing on 28 attempts and quarterbacks Kai Locksley and Jones combined for just 101 yards through the air.
UAB has also posted shutout wins over Savannah State (52-0) and Rice (42-0).