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      UAB loses on the road to Ohio State 29-15

      Ohio State's "The Horseshoe" stadium in Columbus. (wikipedia)

      UAB head coach Garrick McGee wasn't able to pull off the upset at Ohio State today as the Blazers lost 29-15 in Columbus.

      Playing in one of the largest, most intimidating enviroments in all of college football -- Ohio Stadium aka "The Horseshoe" -- McGee saw his team jump out to an early lead after Nick Adams returned a blocked punt 20 yards for a touchdown, but Urban Meyer's latest Heisman Trophy candidate, quarterback Braxton Miller, was too much to handle in the end.{} Miller ran for 64 yards and two touchdowns in the win for Ohio State.

      Despite the loss and falling to 0-3 on the year, the Blazers showed great improvement from their previous two losses and there are plenty of positives to take away from today.

      UAB out-gained the Buckeyes in total yards of offense, first downs, third-down conversions and passing yards.{} Also, sophomore kicker Ty Long made three field goals on four attempts, one being a 54-yarder in the first half.

      The Blazers' two turnovers and nine penalties for 99 yards proved to be the difference in the game.

      Game summary and stats from ESPN.com:

      Scoring Summary FIRST QUARTERUABOSU TD9:21Team punt BLOCKED, returned by Nick Adams for 20 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Ty Long extra point BLOCKED.Drive info: 0 plays, 20 yds in 0:0060 SECOND QUARTERUABOSU FG10:27Ty Long 47 yard field goal GOOD.Drive info: 10 plays, 44 yds in 4:2390TD6:31Rod Smith rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN. Drew Basil extra point GOOD.Drive info: 10 plays, 44 yds in 4:2397FG3:44Ty Long 54 yard field goal GOOD.Drive info: 10 plays, 75 yds in 3:56127TD1:50Braxton Miller rush for 12 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Drew Basil extra point GOOD.Drive info: 6 plays, 19 yds in 2:371214TD1:02Zach Boren rush for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Drew Basil extra point GOOD.Drive info: 2 plays, 9 yds in 0:171221 FOURTH QUARTERUABOSU FG13:44Ty Long 34 yard field goal GOOD.Drive info: 16 plays, 80 yds in 7:081521TD5:03Braxton Miller rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN. Two-point conversion attempt, Braxton Miller rush GOOD.Drive info: 10 plays, 71 yds in 5:001529Team Stat Comparison {}UABOSU 1st Downs22203rd down efficiency7-173-104th down efficiency0-10-0Total Yards403347Passing259143Comp-Att28-4612-20Yards per pass5.56.5Rushing144204Rushing Attempts3437Yards per rush4.25.5Penalties9-997-60Turnovers21Fumbles lost11Interceptions thrown10Possession33:4726:13

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