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November 9, 2013
UAB Falls to Marshall, 56-14
Marshall scored 42 unanswered points to overwhelm UAB and take a 56-14 win over the Blazers Saturday. Marshall ripped the UAB defense for 657 total yards en route to the rout. Three Thundering Herd running backs rushed for more than 100 each.
Steward Butler led the assault with 139 yards and a touchdown on just seven carries. E. Taliaferro added 118 and two touchdowns on 12 carries, while Kevin Grooms got 108 yards and one touchdown on just eight touches.
UAB trailed 28-14 during the second quarter and went into the half trailing 35-14. But the Blazer offense was held scoreless in the second half while Marshall continued to run over the field.
Jordan Howard led the Blazers with 123 yards on 22 carries. Darrin Reaves added 99 yards on 24 touches.
Jonathan Perry went the distance at quarterback, completing 10 of 17 passes for one touchdown. Reaves had three receptions for 47 yards and the touchdown reception. J. J. Nelson caught one pass for 58 yards.