UAB To Face Tulane Without Three Defensive Starters

The UAB Blazers will not have three defensive starters for Saturday's game at Tulane.

Defensive end Diaheem Watkins, cornerback Lamarcus Farmer and safety Calvin Jones will not be available against the Green Wave. Watkins and Farmer suffered rib injures, and Jones hurt his ankle in the Blazers loss to East Carolina.

"This is a contact sport, so injuries are going to happen,"{}UAB coach Garrick McGee said on Monday.{}"We just have to plug another guy into the game and keep moving."

Watkins, Farmer and Jones have combined for 104 tackles this season.

The Blazers (1-6, 0-3) and Tulane (1-6, 1-2) kickoff Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Superdome in New Orleans