2009 UAB Blazers football team

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2009 UAB Blazers football
Conference Conference USA East Division
2009 record 5–7 (4–4 C-USA)
Head coach Neil Callaway
Offensive coordinator Kim Helton
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Eric Schumann
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Legion Field
(Capacity: 71,594)
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
East Carolina x   7 1         9 5  
UCF   6 2         8 5  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 6  
Marshall   4 4         7 6  
UAB   4 4         5 7  
Memphis   1 7         2 10  
West
Houston xy   6 2         10 4  
SMU x   6 2         8 5  
Tulsa   3 5         5 7  
UTEP   3 5         4 8  
Rice   2 6         2 10  
Tulane   1 7         3 9  
Championship: East Carolina 38, #18 Houston 32
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the college football season of 2009–2010. They played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama and competed in the East Division of Conference USA. The Blazers finished the season 5–7 and 4–4 in CUSA play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 3:00 PM Rice Legion FieldBirmingham, AL CSS W 44–24   14,316[1]
September 12 3:00 PM SMU Legion Field • Birmingham, AL L 33–35   18,082[2]
September 19 2:30 PM at Troy* Movie Gallery StadiumTroy, AL (Rivalry) CSS/WABM L 14–27   21,182[3]
September 26 6:00 PM at Texas A&M* Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 19–56   74,656[4]
October 1 7:00 PM Southern Miss Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Rivalry) CBS C W 30–17   26,871[5]
October 17 6:00 PM at Ole Miss* Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS FSN L 13–48   47,612[6]
October 24 11:00 AM at Marshall Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV CSS L 7–27   18,878[7]
October 31 3:00 PM at UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX W 38–33   23,063[8]
November 7 1:00 PM Florida Atlantic* Legion Field • Birmingham, AL W 56–29   17,283[9]
November 14 12:00 PM at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Battle for the Bones) CSS W 31–21   18,031[10]
November 21 2:30 PM at East Carolina Dowdy-Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC MASN L 21–37   43,056[11]
November 28 12:30 PM UCF Legion Field • Birmingham, AL CBS C L 27–34   13,381[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source: "2009-2010 Schedule". University of Alabama at Birmingham Athletics Media Relations - UABSports.com. Archived from the original on August 16, 2009. Retrieved April 19, 2009. 

Game notes[edit]

Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rice 0 3 14 7 24
UAB 7 20 14 3 44
  • Location: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Game start: 3:07 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:05
  • Game attendance: 14,316
  • Game weather: 77°F, Cloudy, humid
  • Referee: Bill Athan
  • Television network: CSS

To open the 2009 season, UAB quarterback Joe Webb would have a record setting day in leading the Blazers to this 44-24 victory over the Owls. For the game, Webb would set both a school and Conference USA record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game with 194.[13] For the game, Webb would also complete 12 of 15 passes for another 221 yards and a pair of touchdowns in gaining 415 yards of total offense on the afternoon.[13] For his efforts, Webb was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week.[14]

SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
SMU 14 14 0 7 35
UAB 0 7 20 6 33
  • Location: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Game start: 3:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:27
  • Game attendance: 18,082
  • Game weather: 84°F, Partly sunny, muggy
  • Referee: Claur Gausman

Following an opening week win, the Blazers would fall by a final score of 33-35 to the Mustangs of SMU. After falling behind by a score of 28-7 at the half, the Blazers would rally to within a point of SMU by the end of the third quarter.[15] The Blazers would fall late in the fourth following a failed two-point conversion that would have tied the game at 35 with 00:13 remaining in the game. For the game Webb would rush for 97 yards and a single touchdown in addition to throwing for 226 yards and a pair of touchdowns.[15]

Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 0 6 8 14
Troy 3 7 14 3 27
  • Location: Movie Gallery Stadium, Troy, Alabama
  • Game start: 2:36 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 21,182
  • Game weather: 84°F, Overcast
  • Referee: Jeff Roberson

For the second week in a row, the Blazers would fall, and this time it was by a final score of 14-27 on the road to the Trojans of Troy. For the game, UAB only scored on a pair of Josh Zahn field goals and a single, 17-yard Joe Webb touchdown pass in the fourth.[16]

Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 3 3 6 7 19
Texas A&M 7 21 14 14 56
  • Location: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
  • Game start: 6:05 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:05
  • Game attendance: 74,656
  • Game weather: 87°F, Fair
  • Referee: C. Castleberry

Traveling to College Station to face the Aggies in the evening, the Blazers would fall by a final score of 56-19. For the game, UAB scored on a pair of Josh Zahn field goals, a 10-yard Joe Webb touchdown run in the third and on a 60-yard David Isabelle run in the fourth.[17]

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Miss 0 10 0 7 17
UAB 10 0 7 13 30
  • Location: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Game start: 7:04 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:07
  • Game attendance: 26,871
  • Game weather: 72°F, Clear
  • Referee: R.G. Detillier

Following three consecutive losses in addition to coming off a short week, the Blazers would defeat Southern Miss for the first time in school history on a Thursday night by a final score of 30-17. UAB would open the scoring with a 27 yard Josh Zahn field goal and a 31-yard Joe Webb touchdown run in the first, only to have the Golden Eagles score 10 in the second to tie the game at the half.[18] In the third, Webb would hit Anderson for a 21-yard touchdown in the third to take a 17-10 lead into the fourth.[18] Zahn would hit a pair of field goals (51 & 32 yards) and Hiram Atwater would seal the game late following a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown.[18]

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

Template:2009 UAB Blazers football roster

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rice Owls vs. UAB Blazers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. UAB Blazers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. Troy Trojans Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. UAB Blazers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. Mississippi Rebels Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on May 4, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  8. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. UTEP Miners Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Florida Atlantic Owls vs. UAB Blazers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  10. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. Memphis Tigers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  11. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. East Carolina Pirates Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  12. ^ "UCF Knights vs. UAB Blazers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "UAB Opens Season With 44-24 Win Over Rice". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 2009-09-30. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  14. ^ Irvine, Steve (September 7, 2009). "Joe Webb earns a pair of honors". The Birmingham News. 
  15. ^ a b "SMU vs UAB (Sept 12, 2009)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  16. ^ "UAB vs Troy (Sept 19, 2009)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  17. ^ "UAB vs Texas A&M (Sept 26, 2009)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  18. ^ a b c "Southern Miss vs UAB (Oct 1, 2009)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved October 11, 2009.