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Eagles fall to UAB, 35-21, in Birmingham
AJ Henderson/Georgia Southern Athletics Jalen White, shown above, rushed for 116 yards and two TDs in Saturday's game at UAB.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — DeWayne McBride set career highs with 223 yards rushing and four touchdowns to lead UAB past Georgia Southern 35-21 on Saturday, handing the Eagles their first loss of the season.

McBride's scoring runs of 1 and 31 yards in the first half helped build a 21-0 lead. He added a 27-yard score in the fourth to make it 28-14 and a 4-yarder with 4:46 left to cap the scoring.

Dylan Hopkins passed for 125 yards and a touchdown for UAB (2-1). The UAB defense intercepted Kyle Vantrease three times — with one apiece from Jaylen Key, Tyler Taylor and Keondre Swoopes. Key returned his interception 45 yards.

Vantrease finished 24-of-50 passing for 204 yards and a touchdown for Georgia Southern (2-1). Jalen White rushed for two touchdowns, including a career-high 71-yarder.

Georgia Southern returns home to Paulson Stadium Saturday to face Ball State.

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