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The 2007 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and was the 17th team fielded by the school. The Blazers were led by first-year head coach Neil Callaway and played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, and competed as a member of Conference USA. The Blazers finished their twelfth season at the NCAA I-A/FBS level and their ninth affiliated with a conference with a record of 2–10 (1–7 C-USA).[1]

2007 UAB Blazers football
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionEast Division
2007 record2–10 (1–7 C-USA)
Head coachNeil Callaway (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorKim Helton (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorEric Schumann (1st season)
Home stadiumLegion Field
(Capacity:71,594)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
UCF x$   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina   6 2         8 5  
Memphis   6 2         7 6  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 6  
Marshall   3 5         3 9  
UAB   1 7         2 10  
West Division
Tulsa xy   6 2         10 4  
Houston x   6 2         8 5  
Tulane   3 5         4 8  
Rice   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   2 6         4 8  
SMU   0 8         1 11  
Championship: UCF 44, Tulsa 25
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 111:00 a.m.at Michigan State*ESPN2L 18–5567,796
September 84:00 p.m.at Florida State*ESPNUL 24–3478,673
September 156:00 p.m.Alcorn State*W 22–021,828
September 296:00 p.m.at TulsaL 30–3822,710
October 61:30 p.m.at Mississippi State*L 13–3045,259
October 136:00 p.m.Tulane 
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, AL
W 26–2124,144
October 206:00 p.m.Houston
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, Alabama
L 10–4911,588
October 272:30 p.m.at East CarolinaL 6–4141,125
November 36:00 p.m.Southern Miss
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, AL
CSSL 7–3713,348
November 106:30 p.m.UCF
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, AL
CSTVL 31–4512,621
November 172:30 p.m.at MemphisCSSL 9–2531,138
November 243:30 p.m.at MarshallL 39–4626,762
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source: 2008 UAB Football Media Guide: Records & History I

Game summariesEdit

Michigan StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 3 2 13 18
Michigan State 21 24 3 7 55

In the first game of the Neil Callaway era, the Blazers would make their first-ever trip to the state of Michigan in this 55–18 defeat by the Spartans. The Blazers would fall behind 42–0 before Swayze Waters hit a 35-yard field goal before the half. After a safety early in the third, Waters would hit a pair of long field goals (50 and 47 yards) and score the seasons' first touchdown on a 15-yard Joseph Webb reception from Sam Hunt in the fourth. For the game, the Blazers were outgained on offense 593 to 226 total yards.[2]

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 10 7 7 0 24
Florida State 3 7 21 3 34

On the road, the Blazers would take a 17–10 lead at the half only to give up 21 points in the third in this 34–24 defeat to the Seminoles. UAB would take the early lead on a 27-yard Swayze Waters field goal, and extend it to 10–0 on FSU's ensuing possession with Will Dunbar returning an interception 21-yards for the score. In the second, Sam Hunt would score on a 4-yard run to extend the lead to 17–3, before the Seminoles responded with a touchdown of their own in narrowing the lead to 17–10 at the half. Florida State would open the third with a pair of touchdowns to take a 24–17 lead, before UAB responded with a 16-yard Joseph Webb touchdown reception from Hunt to knot the game at 24. However, the Seminoles would close the game with 10 unanswered points to seal the 34–24 win.[3]

Alcorn StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Alcorn State 0 0 0 0 0
UAB 6 10 6 0 22

The first win of the Callaway era would come in the seasons first home game with a 22–0 victory over the FCS Braves of Alcorn State. Swayze Waters would star in hitting 5 field goals from 42, 32, 52, 22 and 38 yards respectively. The Blazers would visit the end zone only once on a 4-yard David Sigler touchdown reception from Sam Hunt in the second quarter. For the game, Waters set a team record for most field goals in a game, tied the team record for longest Blazer field goal (52 yards) and tied the conference record for most field goals in a game.[4]

TulsaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 10 6 14 30
Tulsa 3 14 14 7 38

[5]

Mississippi StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 10 3 0 13
Mississippi State 0 3 6 21 30

[6]

TulaneEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 0 14 0 7 21
UAB 0 13 7 6 26

[7]

HoustonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 14 21 7 7 49
UAB 3 7 0 0 10

[8]

East CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 3 3 0 0 6
East Carolina 10 10 21 0 41

[9]

Southern MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Miss 3 27 7 0 37
UAB 0 0 7 0 7

UCFEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UCF 10 7 14 14 45
UAB 14 3 7 7 31

[10]

MemphisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 3 0 6 9
Memphis 0 13 3 9 25

[11]

MarshallEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 7 0 18 14 39
Marshall 14 14 7 11 46

[12]

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 UAB Football Media Guide: Records & History I". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  2. ^ "UAB vs Michigan State (Sep 01, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  3. ^ "UAB vs Florida State (Sep 08, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  4. ^ "Alcorn State vs UAB (Sep 15, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  5. ^ "UAB vs Tulsa (Sep 29, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  6. ^ "UAB vs Mississippi State (Oct 06, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 8 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  7. ^ "Tulane vs UAB (Oct 13, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  8. ^ "Houston vs UAB (Oct 20, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  9. ^ "UAB vs East Carolina (Oct 27, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  10. ^ "UCF vs UAB (Nov 10, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  11. ^ "UAB vs Memphis (Nov 17, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  12. ^ "UAB vs Marshall (Nov 24, 2007)". University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-09-21.