1993 UAB Blazers football team

1993 UAB Blazers football team

NCAATeamFootballSeason
Year=1993
Team=UAB Blazers


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Conference=Independent
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Record= 9-2
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HeadCoach=Jim Hilyer
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StadiumArena= Legion Field
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The 1993 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the college football season of 1993, and was the third team fielded by the school. The team's head coach was Jim Hilyer, who was entering his third season as the program's head coach. They played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama and competed as a Division I-AA Independent. The Blazers would finish their first season at the I-AA level with a record of 9-2.cite web
url=http://uabsports.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/albr/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/RecordsHistoryI-08
title= 2008 UAB Football Media Guide: Records & History I
publisher=University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information
accessdate=2008-09-19
]

chedule

CFB Schedule Start
ranklink=no
time=no
tv=no
rank=no
attend=yes
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 09/06/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = Troy State
rank = no
site_stadium = Legion Field
site_cityst = Birmingham, AL
tv = no
w/l = l
score = 3-37
attend = 14,207
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 09/11/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = Morehead State
rank = no
site_stadium = Legion Field
site_cityst = Birmingham, AL
tv = no
w/l = w
score = 52-14
attend = 6,051
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 09/25/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = at Western Kentucky
rank = no
site_stadium = L. T. Smith Stadium
site_cityst = Bowling Green, KY
tv = no
w/l = l
score = 13-40
attend = 7,000
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/2/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = at Miles
rank = no
site_stadium = Albert J. Sloan-Alumni Stadium
site_cityst = Fairfield, AL
tv = no
w/l = w
score = 31-6
attend = 4,000
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/9/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = Lambuth
rank = no
site_stadium = Legion Field
site_cityst = Birmingham, AL
tv = no
w/l = w
score = 40-14
attend = 5,856
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/16/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = at Mississippi Valley State
rank = no
site_stadium = Rice-Totten Field
site_cityst = Itta Bena, MS
tv = no
w/l = w
score = 33-19
attend = 9,500
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/23/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = at Charleston Southern
rank = no
site_stadium = Buccaneer Field
site_cityst = Charleston, SC
tv = no
w/l = w
score = 48-20
attend = 1,550
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/30/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = at Wofford
rank = no
site_stadium = Snyder Field
site_cityst = Spartanburg, SC
tv = no
w/l = w
score = 23-11
attend = 1,304
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/6/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = at Butler
rank = no
site_stadium = Butler Bowl
site_cityst = Indianapolis, IN
tv = no
w/l = w
score = 31-27
attend = 1,047
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/13/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = Dayton
rank = no
site_stadium = Legion Field
site_cityst = Birmingham, AL
tv = no
w/l = w
score = 27-19
attend = 7,428
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/20/93
nonconf = no
time = no
opponent = Prairie View A&M
rank = no
site_stadium = Legion Field
site_cityst = Birmingham, AL
tv = no
w/l = w
score = 58-12
attend = 4,181
:Schedule Source: [http://uabsports.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/albr/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/RecordsHistoryI-08 2008 UAB Football Media Guide: Records & History I]

Game Summaries

Troy State

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Troy State
R1=3
R2=7
R3=14
R4=13
Home=UAB
H1=3
H2=0
H3=0
H4=0

In the Blazers first game as a Division I-AA Independent, UAB would take an early 3-0 lead on a 24-yard Kevin Thomason, only to fall by a final score of 37-3 to the in state Trojans.cite news
last =Bolton
first =Clyde
title =Blazers OK in their I-AA debut
work =The Birmingham News
date =September 7, 1993
]

Morehead State

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Morehead State
R1=0
R2=0
R3=14
R4=0
Home=UAB
H1=14
H2=17
H3=14
H4=7

The Blazers would notch their first win as a Division I-AA Independent, with this 52-14 victory over Morehead State at Legion Field. Pat Green would score both of UAB's first quarter touchdown on separate 1-yard runs in taking a 14-0 lead. The second quarter would see the Blazers tack on an additional 17 points on a David Thornton touchdown run, a 14-yard John Whitcomb touchdown pass to Jermaine Johnson and a 20-yard Kevin Thomason field goal in taking a 31-0 halftime lead.cite news
last =Martin
first =Wayne
title =UAB steps up by beating OVC's Morehead State
work =The Birmingham News
date =September 12, 1993
]

After Morehead would break the shutout with a pair of third quarter touchdowns, the Blazers would answer with a pair of touchdowns to close the third. The scores would come on a 35-yard David Thornton run and on a 67-yard Whitcomb touchdown pass to Derrick Ingram. UAB would tack on a 9-yard Chip Harris touchdown reception from Chris Williams to provide the final 52-14 marggin of victory. In the victory, the Blazers would have 482 yards of total offense.

Western Kentucky

Linescore Amfootball
Road=UAB
R1=7
R2=6
R3=0
R4=0
Home=Western Kentucky
H1=7
H2=13
H3=14
H4=7

In their first game on the road as a Division I-AA Independent, UAB would travel to Bowling Green and see their second defeat in three game with this 41-13 loss to the Hilltoppers. The Blazers would score first on a 1-yard Pat Green touchdown run. After Western answering with a touchdown of their own, UAB would take the lead for a final time on a second 1-yard Green run. Following this score, the Blazers were unable to reach the endzone again in this 41-13 defeat.cite news
last =Martin
first =Wayne
title =Western Kentucky pulls away from UAB
work =The Birmingham News
date =September 26, 1993
]

Miles

The Blazers would take to the road for a second straight week in paying a visit to Fairfield's Miles College, and be victorious in this 31-6 victory. With the running game only able to gain 20 yards rushing, John Whitcomb completed 25 passes for 196 yards and a pair of touchdowns. For the game, the Golden Bears were flagged 21 times for 179 yards in the defeat.cite news
last =Richter
first =Ari
title =Whitcomb passes UAB by Miles
work =The Birmingham News
date =October 3, 1993
]

Lambuth

Before a home crowd, UAB would defeat the NAIA Division II Lambuth by a final score of 40-14. The Blazers were successful on offense in gaining 446 total yards and on defense in only allowing 202 yards while making 5 turnovers in the victory.cite news
last =Rubin
first =Adam
title =UAB wins in a romp
work =The Birmingham News
date =October 10, 1993
]

Mississippi Valley State

On the road, the Blazers would upset the Delta Devils 33-19 in extending their overall record to 4-2. UAB would score on the first play from scrimmage after Wayne White recovered a MVSU fumble in the endzone for a touchdown. Additional touchdowns would come on a 1-yard David Thornton run and a 3-yard Derrick Ingram reception from John Whitcomb in the victory.cite news
last =Special to the News
first =
title =Blazers pull upset
work =The Birmingham News
date =September 26, 1993
]

Charleston Southern

On the road, the Blazers dominate offensively on the road against the Buccaneers, also in their first year at Division I-AA. UAB would have 469 yards of total offense with both Derrick Ingram and Marcus McKinney topping the 100-yard receiving mark with 104 and 131 yards respectively.cite news
last =Special to the News
first =
title =Records broken in UAB win
work =The Birmingham News
date =October 24, 1993
]

Wofford

On the road, Pat Green carried 23 times for 114 yards and John Whitcomb completed 20 of 31 passes for 196 yards in this 23-11 victory.cite news
last =Special to the News
first =
title =UAB wins again, improves to 6-2
work =The Birmingham News
date =October 31, 1993
]

Butler

In their fourth consecutive road game, the Blazers would be victorious in defeating the Bulldogs 31-27 with John Whitcomb completing 21 of 31 passes for 380 yards. After spotting Butler 14 points, the Blazers would get on the board in the second on a 66-yard Whitcomb touchdown pass Derrick Ingram. Down 21-7 beginning the second half, UAB would respond with scores on four consecutive possessions to take the lead and hold it for the victory. The four scores would come on a 17-yard pass from Whitcomb to Lamar Akles, a 42-yard field goal from Kevin Thomason, an 11-yard Ingram reception and 25-yard pass from Whitcomb to Cedrick Buchannon.cite news
last =Special to the News
first =
title =Big rally gets UAB past Butler
work =The Birmingham News
date =November 7, 1993
]

Dayton

Also playing in their first year at Division I-AA, Dayton entered Legion Field with a streak of regular-season game victories at 46, and an overall unbeaten streak of 56 consecutive victories. As time expired, the Flyers would exit with their first loss since the 1989 season in this 27-19 Blazers victory. UAB would score first on an 11-yard touchdown pass from John Whitcomb to Derrick Ingram. The touchdown marked the first allowed by the Flyers defense in the first quarter since 1991, and the first overall touchdown allowed since 1991 over a span of 19 games.cite news
last =Rubin
first =Adam
title =UAB stops Flyer streak at 56 games
work =The Birmingham News
date =November 14, 1993
]

Prairie View A&M

In the final game of the 1993 season, the Blazers would take a 44-6 lead over the Panthers at the half in sending Prairie View to their 35 consecutive loss in this 58-12 blowout victory. John Whitcomb would star in passing for 447 yards on 28 of 38 attempts with six touchdowns. Derrick Ingram also starred in pulling in 12 catches for 178 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to becoming the first Blazer to surpass the 1,000-yard plateau in a season with 1,102 total receiving yards.cite news
last =Rubin
first =Adam
title =Blazers wrap up solid 9-2 year with a rout
work =The Birmingham News
date =November 21, 1993
]

Post season

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