- Associated Press - Saturday, October 14, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Nick Vogel drilled a 33-yard field goal to give UAB the lead and a 25-23 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday night.

Middle Tennessee’s Canon Rooker hit a 41-yard field goal with 10:30 left in the third to put the Blue Raiders ahead 23-22. That held until Vogel booted his game winner with 8:16 remaining in the contest to give UAB (4-2, 2-1 Conference USA) two straight wins for the first time this season.

The point difference came with 1:23 left in the first quarter when UAB’s Shaq Jones sacked John Urzua in the end zone for a 9-7 lead.

Spencer Brown rushed for 167 yards and one touchdown and A.J. Erdely threw for 174 yards and a score, with one interception for the Blazers. Erdely also rushed for 61 yards.

Brad Anderson led Middle Tennessee (3-4, 1-2), rushing for 81 yards and catching nine passes for 137 yards and a touchdown.

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