Iowa held on to defeat Mississippi State, and Kentucky capped its best year since 1977 with a win over Penn State.
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Tyler Johnston III threw for 373 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to Xavier Ubosi, and UAB continued its resurgence two seasons after shutting down its football program, beating Northern Illinois 37-13 in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night.
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Spencer Brown ran for 156 yards and a touchdown, Nick Vogel put UAB ahead with a field goal with 3:23 remaining, and the Blazers, who reinstated their program last season after a two-year hiatus, beat Middle Tennessee in the Conference USA championship.
Brent Stockstill passed for 261 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday and Middle Tennessee beat UAB 27-3 to set up a rematch for the Conference USA championship in Murfreesboro next Saturday.
Trayveon Williams ran for 167 yards and two touchdowns to lead Texas A&M to a 41-20 win over UAB on Saturday night to snap the Blazers' school-record eight-game winning streak.
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Spencer Brown scored the game-winning touchdown on a 17-yard run in overtime and UAB stayed undefeated in Conference USA play with a 26-23 win over Southern Miss on Saturday night.
Freshman Tyler Johnston III threw three first-half touchdown passes and scored on a 3-yard run to help UAB cruise to a 52-3 win over UTSA on Saturday night for the Blazers' program record seventh consecutive win.
Spencer Brown ran for 103 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and the UAB defense posted its third shutout of the season in a 19-0 victory over UTEP on Saturday in Conference USA West Division action.
Spencer Brown ran for three touchdowns and UAB rallied in the second half to remain undefeated in conference, beating North Texas 29-21 on Saturday night.