UAB Blazers gear up for season opener against ASU

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Football season is here and we are just days away from UAB’s first game of the season. This Thursday, the Blazers face off against Alabama State.

Last year, the Blazers took home a bowl trophy and a conference championship. This year, they’re hoping to bring the same energy to Legion Field.

We spoke to the team, who say they’re ready to play someone other than themselves.

“That’s the thing every year. Everybody is trying to go undefeated. That’s my goal, to go undefeated, and everyone else is on my team,” quarterback Tyler Johnston said.

“Well, we have a big target on our backs. That will move us forward to keep us going. We are working forward with each other, we’re playing for each other,” safety Dyjonn Turner said.

The Blazers have been undefeated at home since the team was reinstated in 2017.

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