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UAB vs Western Kentucky Final Score: Blazers Hold On To Win Shootout

Lots of offense to go around, but only one win.

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The Blazers defeated Western Kentucky in a 42-39 shootout Saturday in Bowling Green, Ken. UAB did so by gaining 591 yards on offense and improved their record to 3-2 and 1-1 in Conference USA play.

UAB's offense showcased running back Jordan Howard with a career-high 183 yards and two TDs. Quarterback Cody Clements completed 22 of 25 passes for 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns while throwing one INT. Maudrecus Humphrey reeled in eight catches for 93 yards.

Head coach Bill Clark has preached offensive tempo and taking what the defense allows his offense to take - and that worked to the script against Western Kentucky.

"This was something we talked about that we weren't going to look at the score and we were going to keep playing and that's easy to say," Clark said after the game. "But they really did it. To come in there at halftime and to be down but to keep fighting and keep making adjustments.

Western Kentucky was offensively productive, as well. The Hilltoppers racked up 503 total yards and were productive on the ground and through the air.

"Their offense is so multiple," UAB linebacker Jake Ganus said after the victory. "It's very tough to defend. They got from two tight ends one lay to five receivers the next. The biggest thing for us is just communication, every talking to each other, getting calls, getting lined up and then playing football."

UAB returns home October 11 for a contest with North Texas. It will be homecoming week on the Southside of Birmingham and kickoff is slated for 2:30.