- Associated Press - Saturday, October 7, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Spencer Brown had 25 carries for a career-high 165 yards and a touchdown and UAB’s late block of a field goal preserved a 23-22 win against Louisiana Tech Saturday night.

With three seconds to play, the Blazers blocked Jonathan Barnes’ 30-yard attempt. The ball ricocheted back to Barnes who was tackled to end the game.

Earlier, with 3:32 to play and down 23-16, Bulldogs’ quarterback J’Mar Smith threw a 42-yard touchdown to DeJuawn Oliver before Barnes missed the extra point attempt for the tie.

To start the fourth quarter, Kam McKnight ran for a 1-yard touchdown to pull Louisiana Tech to a 16-all tie but Barnes missed that point-after attempt for the lead.

UAB (3-2, 1-1 Conference USA) took an early 6-0 lead on A.J. Erdely’s 3-yard run and Nick Vogel missed his point-after try. Erderly threw for 188 yards and had two rushing touchdowns. Andre Wilson had eight receptions for 105 yards.

Smith threw for 209 yards and two scores for Louisiana Tech (3-3, 1-1).

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