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Jacksonville State falls to UAB, 31-0

Tyler Johnston III threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns, as UAB beat Jacksonville State 31-0.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. —  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.  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.