Lucero throws 3 TD passes, UAB holds off UTSA 21-13

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Bryson Lucero threw three touchdown passes to lead UAB to a 21-13 victory over UTSA in its Conference USA opener on Saturday.

It was the 20th straight home win for the Blazers (3-1, 1-0).

Lucero was 18-of-29 passing for 195 yards yet threw three interceptions in his second career start. Spencer Brown had 144 yards rushing on 26 carries for UAB. Gerrit Prince caught two touchdown passes and Myron Mitchell had one.

Sincere McCormick ran for 150 yards and a touchdown to lead UTSA (3-1, 1-1).

Lucero's 21-yard TD pass to Prince stretched the Blazers' lead to 21-6 late in the third quarter. McCormick's 2-yard touchdown run capped the scoring with 10:31 remaining. The Roadrunners' final drive stalled at the UAB 40 when Lowell Narcisse threw an incomplete on fourth-and-17 with 4:40 to play.

Attendance was 12,547 for 72,000-seat Legion Field. Social distancing guidelines were in place and masks were required upon entry.


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