2007 UAB Blazers football team

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2007 UAB Blazers football
Conference Conference USA East Division
2007 record 2–10 (1–7 C-USA)
Head coach Neil Callaway
Offensive coordinator Kim Helton
Defensive coordinator Eric Schumann
Home stadium Legion Field
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
UCF x   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina   6 2         8 5  
Memphis   6 2         7 6  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 6  
Marshall   3 5         3 9  
UAB   1 7         2 10  
West
Tulsa xy   6 2         10 4  
Houston x   6 2         8 5  
Tulane   3 5         4 8  
Rice   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   2 6         4 8  
SMU   0 8         1 11  
Championship: UCF 44, Tulsa 25
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the college football season of 2007, and was the seventeenth team fielded by the school. The Blazers' head coach was Neil Callaway, who entered his first season as UAB's head coach. They played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, and competed as a member of Conference USA. The Blazers finished their twelfth season at the I-A level, and ninth affiliated with a conference with a record of 2–10 (1–7 C-USA).[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 11:00 AM at Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN2 L 18–55   67,796
September 8 4:00 PM at Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ESPNU L 24–34   78,673
September 15 6:00 PM Alcorn State* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 22–0   21,828
September 29 6:00 PM at Tulsa Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK L 30–38   22,710
October 6 1:30 PM at Mississippi State* Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS L 13–30   45,259
October 13 6:00 PM Tulanedagger Legion Field • Birmingham, AL W 26–21   24,144
October 20 6:00 PM Houston Legion Field • Birmingham, AL L 10–49   11,588
October 27 2:30 PM at East Carolina Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC L 6–41   41,125
November 3 6:00 PM Southern Miss Legion Field • Birmingham, AL CSS L 7–37   13,348
November 10 6:30 PM UCF Legion Field • Birmingham, AL CSTV L 31–45   12,621
November 17 2:30 PM at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Battle for the Bones) CSS L 9–25   31,138
November 24 3:30 PM at Marshall Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV L 39–46   26,762
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source: 2008 UAB Football Media Guide: Records & History I

Game Summaries[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 3 2 13 18
Michigan State 21 24 3 7 55

In the first game of the Neil Callaway era, the Blazers would make their first-ever trip to the state of Michigan in this 55-18 defeat by the Spartans. The Blazers would fall behind 42-0 before Swayze Waters hit a 35-yard field goal before the half. After a safety early in the third, Waters would hit a pair of long field goals (50 and 47 yards) and score the seasons' first touchdown on a 15-yard Joseph Webb reception from Sam Hunt in the fourth. For the game, the Blazers were outgained on offense 593 to 226 total yards.[2]

Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 10 7 7 0 24
Florida State 3 7 21 3 34

On the road, the Blazers would take a 17-10 lead at the half only to give up 21 points in the third in this 34-24 fefeat to the Seminoles. UAB would take the early lead on a 27-yard Swayze Waters field goal, and extend it to 10-0 on FSU's ensuing possession with Will Dunbar returning an interception 21-yards for the score. In the second, Sam Hunt would score on a 4-yard run to extend the lead to 17-3, before the Seminoles responded with a touchdown of their own in narrowing the lead to 17-10 at the half. Florida State would open the third with a pair of touchdowns to take a 24-17 lead, before UAB responded with a 16-yard Joseph Webb touchdown reception from Sam Hunt to knot the game at 24. However, the Seminoles would close the game with 10 unanswered points to seal the 34-24 win. [3]

Alcorn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Alcorn State 0 0 0 0 0
UAB 6 10 6 0 22

The first win of the Callaway era would come in the seasons first home game with a 22-0 victory over the FCS Braves of Alcorn State. Swayze Waters would star in hitting 5 field goals from 42, 32, 52, 22 and 38 yards respectively. The Blazers would visit the end zone only once on a 4-yard David Sigler touchdown reception from Sam Hunt in the second quarter. For the game, Waters set a team record for most field goals in a game, tied the team record for longest Blazer field goal (52 yards) and tied the conference record for most field goals in a game.[4]

Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 10 6 14 30
Tulsa 3 14 14 7 38

[5]

Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 10 3 0 13
Mississippi State 0 3 6 21 30

[6]

Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 0 14 0 7 21
UAB 0 13 7 6 26

[7]

Houston[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 14 21 7 7 49
UAB 3 7 0 0 10

[8]

East Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 3 3 0 0 6
East Carolina 10 10 21 0 41

[9]

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Miss 3 27 7 0 37
UAB 0 0 7 0 7



UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UCF 10 7 14 14 45
UAB 14 3 7 7 31

[10]

Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 3 0 6 9
Memphis 0 13 3 9 25

[11]


Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 7 0 18 14 39
Marshall 14 14 7 11 46

[12]

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

Template:2007 UAB Blazers football roster

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 UAB Football Media Guide: Records & History I". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  2. ^ "UAB vs Michigan State (Sep 01, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  3. ^ "UAB vs Florida State (Sep 08, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Alcorn State vs UAB (Sep 15, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  5. ^ "UAB vs Tulsa (Sep 29, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  6. ^ "UAB vs Mississippi State (Oct 06, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 8 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  7. ^ "Tulane vs UAB (Oct 13, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Houston vs UAB (Oct 20, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  9. ^ "UAB vs East Carolina (Oct 27, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  10. ^ "UCF vs UAB (Nov 10, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  11. ^ "UAB vs Memphis (Nov 17, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  12. ^ "UAB vs Marshall (Nov 24, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21.