UAB football disturbs No. 13 BYU in 2021 Brilliance Innovations Freedom Bowl

No. 13 BYU and UAB arranged quite possibly the most captivating games in Brilliance Innovations Autonomy Bowl history Saturday evening with the Blazer winning 31-28 on a downpour splashed turf.

The following are three action items from the 45th bowl game played in Shreveport’s Freedom Arena.

The red-shirt junior finished his initial 13 passes and set an I-Bowl record with an .826 culmination rate. Above all, his three scores permitted his longshot Overcoats to overcome a group that had five successes over Power 5 adversaries this season.

His close to consummate day was ruined by a second from last quarter toss that was blocked by BYU’s Hayden Livingston and prompted a short scoring drive by the Cougars, covered by Allgeier’s 1-yard scoring run. Yet, Hopkins was unflinching and eventually did how he expected to deal with dominate the match. He completed his day 19 of 23 for 189 yards with two scoring tosses to Gerrit Ruler.

Assuming the very sophomore enters the NFL Draft before long true to form, he will have made an imprint on BYU football and the Indy Bowl. It was his exhibition Saturday that permitted the No. 13 Cougars to take out the success in a driving precipitation.

At the point when he scored his third score on a 1-yard race to open the final quarter, he had 186 yards on 24 conveys. His two long runs in the principal half removed a portion of the starch from the UAB protection.
Allgeier approached LSU’s Kevin Faulk, who holds the Indy Bowl record of 234 yards set in 1995 against Michigan State, getting done with 192 yards and three scores. That absolute was the fourth most in bowl history.
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UAB possessed the main quarter notwithstanding confronting a substantial downpour blowing into the players’ countenances for everything except the most recent few minutes. The Coats got a simple score from Ruler on a flip pass from Hopkins to open the scoring on their subsequent drive. The Coats’ subsequent score was a feature reel run from sophomore DeWayne McBride, who broke free in a hole on the UAB sideline, then, at that point, broke two handles as he moved into the end zone.

That McBride run appeared to light BYU’s Allgeier, who ripped off a 35-yard run minutes after the fact driving his group to inside 14-7 with a 1-yard score pursue simply the subsequent quarter opened. The Cougar protection shut down the Coats on the resulting series and BYU went 50 yards in five plays to tie the game at 14-14 on a 2-yard Samson Nacua run.

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