Sept. 2, 2010
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Florida Atlantic blocked a potential 28-yard game-winning field goal on the final play to hold off Alabama-Birmingham in a 32-31 win in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.
Alfred Morris scored on a 38-yard run with 2:20 left in the game for the Owls, who trailed 28-12 midway through the third quarter.
UAB quarterback David Isabelle, who ran for three touchdowns, threw an interception that was returned 38 yards for a touchdown by Brently Harstad to pull FAU within 28-19. The interception was the first of Harstad's career
Jeff Van Camp's third touchdown pass of the game was a 43-yarder to Willie Floyd for the Owls' final score of the game. It was Floyd's first career recieving touchdown.
Van Camp threw for 254 yards, while Jean had nine catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns. The two connected for a 77-yard pass in the second quarter that was the fourth longest pass in school history and the third longest TD pass in school history. Jean also had two touchdown catches in the two team's 2008 meeting. Jean's 164 recieving yards fell just shy of the school record 183 yards, set by Anthiny Crissinger-Hill.
Isabelle finished with 214 yards rushing, a UAB single-game record for a quarterback. He had a 50-yard run in the final minute to set up the Blazers' failed field-goal attempt.