BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -
kicked a 25-yard field goal with two seconds left to give Memphis a 33-30 conference victory over Alabama-Birmingham on Thursday
Memphis (3-3, 1-2 Conference USA) won its third straight game and won its second in a row over UAB in a series that has become
known as the ''Battle for the Bones'' in honor of the cities' reputations for fine barbecue.
UAB (1-5, 0-2) rode the running and throwing of quarterback
to amass 331 yards in the first half. But Memphis' defense stiffened in the second half and quarterback
led the Tigers' offense on the game-winning drive in the final four minutes.
Hall completed 18 of 28 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns to lead Memphis.
had four catches for Memphis, including touchdown grabs of 30 and 20 yards.
had five catches for the Tigers, including a 15-yard scoring play.
ran for 101 yards on 14 carries, his third straight game over the 100-yard mark.
Webb ran for 93 yards and passed for 235 yards to lead UAB. He had scoring runs of 9, 12 and 10 yards and threw a 16-yard
scoring pass to
had 13 carries for 92 yards for UAB.
Memphis led 20-16 at halftime, but UAB got off to a quick start in the second half. The Blazers drove 67 yards in five plays
to score on Webb's five-yard run and take a 23-20 lead.
The game's key play might have come in the third quarter when Memphis'
partially blocked a UAB punt, causing it to travel only 22 yards. That set Memphis up at the UAB 48-yard line, and the Tigers
needed only four plays to score on a 15-yard pass from Hall to
That gave Memphis a 27-23 lead going into the fourth quarter, and the Tigers widened the margin when Zaccario kicked a 34-yard
field goal with 11 minutes left.