Middle Tennessee beats UAB 24-21 on late FG

The Associated PressNovember 2, 2013
Middle Tennessee beats UAB 24-21 on late FG
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Middle Tennessee State quarterback Logan Kilgore (10) scrambles away from pressure during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UAB on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Two big plays set up Cody Clark's 18-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to give Middle Tennessee a 24-21 victory over UAB on Saturday.

Tied at 21 after a UAB touchdown, the Blue Raiders (5-4, 3-2 Conference USA) drove 75 yards with 1:50 remaining. Reggie Whatley, who rushed for 155 yards, ran 33 yards on third down, and Logan Kilgore and Marcus Henry combined on a 33-yard passing play down to the 1.

UAB had led until Kilgore hit Henry on a 93-yarder for a 14-13 lead with 9:41 left in the game. Henry had 136 yards receiving.

Stephen Roberts extended the lead to 21-13 with 6:26 left on a 40-yard interception return.

The Blazers (2-6, 1-3) then tied the game on a 70-yard drive with Jonathan Perry throwing a 21-yard scoring pass and adding a 2-point run.

Blazers Jordan Howard and Darrin Reaves rushed for over 100 yards.