Troy–UAB football rivalry

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The Troy-UAB Rivalry
Sport Football
Teams
First meetingSeptember 6, 1993
Troy 37, UAB 3
Latest meetingAugust 30, 2014
UAB 48, Troy 10
Next meetingDormant Rivalry
Statistics
Meetings total12
All-time seriesTroy leads, 7-5
Largest victoryTroy, 60-7 (1995)
Longest win streakTroy, 3 (2011-2013)
UAB, 2 (2005-2006)
Current win streakUAB, 1 (2014-Present)

The Troy–UAB football rivalry is a college football rivalry game between two public universities in the U.S. State of Alabama, Troy University Trojans and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers (UAB). [1] The two schools are only a 140 mile drive (2 hrs and 20 mins) [2] apart with Troy University being located in Troy, Alabama [3] and UAB located in Birmingham, Alabama. [4] The two schools first faced each other on September 6, 1993 with Troy emerging victorious 37-3 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. [5] The two have met a total of 12 times between 1993 and 2014 with Troy leading the series 7-5. The last matchup between the two rivals was on August 30, 2014 at historic Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama with UAB winning 48-10. [6] The 2014 game was the last for the foreseeable future. After the 2014 season the UAB Blazers shutdown the football program. [7] Though the UAB Blazers football program would later return two years later for the 2017 season [8] the damage had already been done when it came to scheduling certain non-conference games. When UAB Blazers shut down Troy quickly scheduled a new non-conference opponent in their place and completed their non-conference schedule through 2021. [9] No games between the two schools have been scheduled since the shutdown and revival of the UAB football program. [10] [11]

College football Collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by colleges and universities

College football is gridiron football consisting of American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.

Alabama State in the Deep South region of the United States

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.

Troy University university in Alabama

Troy University is a public university in Troy, Alabama. It was founded in 1887 as Troy State Normal School within the Alabama State University System and is now the flagship university of the Troy University System. Troy University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, education specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Game Results [12]

Troy victoriesUAB victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 September 6, 1993 Birmingham, AL Troy 37–3
2 October 28, 1995 Troy, AL Troy 60–7
3 September 7, 2002 Birmingham, AL UAB 27–26
4 September 13, 2003 Birmingham, AL Troy 20–9
5 September 10, 2005 Troy, AL UAB 27–7
6 September 30, 2006 Birmingham, AL UAB 21–3
7 September 19, 2009 Troy, AL Troy 27–14
8 September 18, 2010 Birmingham, AL UAB 34–33
9 October 1, 2011 Troy, AL Troy 24–23
10 September 1, 2012 Birmingham, AL Troy 39–29
11 August 31, 2013 Troy, AL Troy 34–31
12 August 30, 2014 Birmingham, AL UAB 48–10
Series: Troy leads 7–5

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University of Alabama at Birmingham public university in Birmingham, Alabama

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public research university in Birmingham, Alabama. Developed from an academic extension center established in 1936, the institution became a four-year campus in 1966 and a fully autonomous university in the University of Alabama System in 1969.

Legion Field Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Legion Field is an outdoor stadium in the southeastern United States in Birmingham, Alabama, primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but occasionally used for other large outdoor events. Opened 92 years ago in 1927, it is named in honor of the American Legion, a U.S. organization of military veterans.

The UAB Blazers football team represents the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the sport of American football. The Blazers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the West Division of Conference USA (CUSA). The team is currently led by head coach Bill Clark, who has held the position since 2014. Home games are held at Legion Field in Birmingham, which has a seating capacity of 71,594. A new stadium, Protective Stadium, is under construction and will have a capacity between 45,000 to 55,000. Its inaugural season will be in 2021.

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Mississippi State Bulldogs football football team

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The 2008 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Blazers' head coach was Neil Callaway, who entered his second year at UAB. They played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama and competed in the East Division of Conference USA (C-USA). They improved upon a 2–10 record from the 2007 season and finished the 2008 campaign with an overall record of 4–8.

The 2001 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the college football season of 2001, and was the eleventh team fielded by the school. The Blazers' head coach was Watson Brown, who entered his seventh season as UAB's head coach. They played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, and competed as a member of Conference USA. The Blazers finished their sixth season at the I-A level, and their third affiliated with a conference with a record of 6–5.

The 2007 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and was the 17th team fielded by the school. The Blazers were led by first-year head coach Neil Callaway and played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, and competed as a member of Conference USA. The Blazers finished their twelfth season at the NCAA I-A/FBS level and their ninth affiliated with a conference with a record of 2–10.

2009 Troy Trojans football team

The 2009 Troy Trojans football team represented Troy University in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They played their home games at Movie Gallery Stadium in Troy, Alabama and competed in the Sun Belt Conference. The Trojans won their fourth straight Sun Belt championship going undefeated in conference play (8–0) with a regular season record of 9–3. They were invited to the GMAC Bowl, where they played Mid-American Conference champion Central Michigan and were defeated, 44–41, in two overtimes.

The 2009 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama and competed in the East Division of Conference USA (C-USA). The Blazers finished the season 5–7 and 4–4 in C-USA play.

The 2010 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the college football season of 2010–2011. The Blazers, led by fourth year head coach Neil Callaway, played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama and competed in the East Division of Conference USA. They finished the season 4–8, 3–5 in C-USA play.

2010 Troy Trojans football team

The 2010 Troy Trojans football team represented Troy University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They played their home games at Movie Gallery Stadium in Troy, Alabama and competed in the Sun Belt Conference. They were led by 20th-year head coach Larry Blakeney. They finished the season with a record of 8–5 to win a share of their fifth consecutive Sun Belt title and a 48–21 victory over Ohio in the New Orleans Bowl.

The 2014 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season as a member of the East Division of Conference USA (C-USA). They were led by first year head coach Bill Clark and played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.

UAB Blazers football statistical leaders Wikimedia list article

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The 2017 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season as a member of the West Division of Conference USA (C-USA). They were led by second-year head coach Bill Clark and played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season 8–5, 6–2 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. They received an invitation to the Bahamas Bowl, where they lost to Ohio.

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The 2018 UAB Blazers football team represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season as a member of the West Division of Conference USA (C-USA). They were led by third-year head coach Bill Clark and played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season 11–3, 7–1 in C-USA play to be champions of the West Division. They represented the West Division in the C-USA Championship Game where they defeated Middle Tennessee to win their first ever C-USA championship. They were invited to the Boca Raton Bowl where they defeated Northern Illinois to claim their first bowl win in program history.

The 2018 Boca Raton Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 18, 2018, with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EST. It was the fifth edition of the Boca Raton Bowl, and one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Cheribundi beverage company, the game is officially known as the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl.

The 2019 UAB Blazers football team represents University of Alabama at Birmingham in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Blazers play their home games at the Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama and compete in the West Division of Conference USA (CUSA). They are led by fourth-year head coach Bill Clark.

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