2007 UAB Blazers football team

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2007 UAB Blazers football
Conference Conference USA
Division East Division
2007 record 2–10 (1–7 C-USA)
Head coach Neil Callaway (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Kim Helton (s year)
Defensive coordinator Eric Schumann (s year)
Home stadium Legion Field
(Capacity:71,594)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
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 Division
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 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and was the 17th team fielded by the school. The Blazers were led by first-year head coach Neil Callaway and 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 NCAA I-A/FBS level and their 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 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]

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.