MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tyler Johnston III threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns, Trea Shropshire had 120 yards receiving and a score, and UAB beat Jacksonville State 31-0.
Johnston reached the 300 mark for the fifth time in his career and Shropshire topped 100 yards for a second straight game after closing last season with 180 against Marshall. Jermaine Brown Jr. rushed for 70 yards and a score for UAB. Johnston completed 17 of 21 passes.
Zerrick Cooper was 17-of-34 passing for 89 yards for Jacksonville State (0-1), which won the Ohio Valley Conference last season and reached the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.