Western Kentucky vs. UAB Live updates Score, results, highlights, for Friday's NCAA Football game – CBS Sports

  • October 22, 2022

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will be returning home after a two-game road trip. WKU and the UAB Blazers will face off in a Conference USA battle at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The Hilltoppers strolled past the Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders with points to spare this past Saturday, taking the matchup 35-17. WKU’s QB Austin Reed did his thing and passed for two TDs and 278 yards on 49 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 41 yards.
Meanwhile, UAB had a touchdown and change to spare in a 34-20 win over the Charlotte 49ers this past Saturday. UAB QB Dylan Hopkins was slinging it as he passed for one TD and 231 yards on 23 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 103 yards. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Hopkins has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season.
This next contest is expected to be close, with WKU going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (3-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.
WKU is now 4-3 while the Blazers sit at 4-2. A couple numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Hilltoppers enter the game with 22 passing touchdowns, good for fourth best in the nation. But UAB comes into the game boasting the third fewest passing touchdowns allowed in the nation at four. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
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5:06 Q4 | WKU 20, UAB 17


Hailassie comes up BIG with an INT inside the five ‼️

TOPS BALL!#GoTops pic.twitter.com/7vuGaNCPm3
Up 3⃣ after 3⃣.#GoTops pic.twitter.com/EcNIxkzsW4
🟢🟢🟢⚪️#WinAsOne pic.twitter.com/tPhgo03Q7a
🏈 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙘𝙝𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙏𝙤𝙥𝙨 🏈


Reed scores again on a sneak from the one to put the Hilltoppers in front ‼️#GoTops pic.twitter.com/miHk6zmDCB
WKU’s Austin Reed up the middle for a touchdown. First time the Hilltoppers take the lead.

UAB 17, WKU 20: 3Q 2:51
3:36 Q3 | WKU 13, UAB 17


Kahlef strips it, Evans scoops it up and sets up the Hilltopper offense inside the five ‼️#GoTops pic.twitter.com/miDiM6yYRk
A 44 yard field goal for WKU makes the score 17-13.

UAB 17, WKU 13: 3Q 5:03
5:03 Q3 | WKU 13, UAB 17

Narveson is true from 44 ‼️#GoTops pic.twitter.com/p84vTTxf9K
Second half is underway!

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DeWayne McBride First Half Stats: 11 carries, 117 yards

Over 100 every game this season.#Debo4Doak pic.twitter.com/CygTLFs8aj
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Half at The Houch.#GoTops pic.twitter.com/CBrmFrM7xN

Halfway there. #WinAsOne pic.twitter.com/JbyqbUmD5C
1:41 Q2 | WKU 10, UAB 17


Narveson connects from 47 yards ‼️#GoTops pic.twitter.com/coa3lZpX2b
WKU’s field goal attempt is good.

UAB 17, WKU 10: 2Q 1:41
5:25 Q2 | WKU 7, UAB 17


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Jacob Zeno to Fred Farrier II in the end zone!

UAB 17, WKU 7: 2Q 8:59#WinAsOne pic.twitter.com/VRezLoHc35
8:59 Q2 | WKU 7, UAB 17

The Blazers connect on a 14-yard TD pass.#GoTops
Confirmed! UAB first down! https://t.co/WJVJ9YJEOF
Jaylen Key forces a fumble which Fish McWilliams recovers at the WKU 27. The play is under review.
10:42 Q2 | WKU 7, UAB 10

The Tops defense forces the UAB offense to settle for three.#GoTops

Matt Quinn from 36 yards out!

UAB 10, WKU 7: 2Q 10:42#WinAsOne pic.twitter.com/QUbwftWXKa
11:02 Q2 | WKU 7, UAB 7


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Reed calls his own number for a 20-yard rushing TD ‼️#GoTops pic.twitter.com/YRd8T9THMj
WKU’s Austin Reed with a 20 yard rush to put the Hilltoppers on the board.

UAB 7, WKU 7: 2Q 14:05

UAB scores early and heads into the second quarter up by a touchdown! #WinAsOne pic.twitter.com/Ow0C2OUEAA
1⃣ is done.#GoTops pic.twitter.com/OttBvcKI1y

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