Florida Atlantic tops UAB on road for first conference win
Jaquez Johnson accounts for three touchdowns as Florida Atlantic beat UAB on the road.
By ASSOCIATED PRESSFS Florida
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Jaquez Johnson piled up a career-high 404 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns to lead Florida Atlantic to a 37-23 win over UAB on Saturday.
FAU (2-4, 1-3 Conference USA) converted 11 of 17 third down opportunities while racking up 579 yards of total offense and outscored UAB (1-4, 0-1) 20-3 in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead into the halftime break.
The Blazers' Austin Brown, who finished the game with 256 yards passing and two touchdowns, found Jamari Staples for a 29-yard score to cap an 8-play, 75 yard scoring drive to open the third quarter.
Nearly five minutes later, Ty Long's 30-yard field goal knotted the game at 23 apiece.
Owls responded immediately, marching 75 yards in just five plays to take the lead for good as Jonathan Wallace's 53-yard run set up Jay Warren's touchdown run from 3 yards out.