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Jaquez Johnson throws for 299 yards and runs for 105 as Florida Atlantic tops UAB 37-23

  • Florida Atlantic safety Damian Parms (17) wraps up UAB running back Darrin Reaves in the first quarter of a NCAA college football game at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.   (AP Photo/ AL.com, Mark Almond) MAGS OUT

    Florida Atlantic safety Damian Parms (17) wraps up UAB running back Darrin Reaves in the first quarter of a NCAA college football game at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/ AL.com, Mark Almond) MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Atlantic defensive back Cre'von LeBlanc watches as UAB running back Darrin Reaves tries to stay inbounds in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/ AL.com, Mark Almond) MAGS OUT

    Florida Atlantic defensive back Cre'von LeBlanc watches as UAB running back Darrin Reaves tries to stay inbounds in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/ AL.com, Mark Almond) MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • UAB running back Greg Franklin breaks away from Florida Atlantic kicker Mitch Anderson on a 42-yard kick return in the first quarter of a NCAA college football game at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/ AL.com, Mark Almond) MAGS OUT

    UAB running back Greg Franklin breaks away from Florida Atlantic kicker Mitch Anderson on a 42-yard kick return in the first quarter of a NCAA college football game at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/ AL.com, Mark Almond) MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

Jaquez Johnson piled up a career-high 404 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns to lead Florida Atlantic to a 37-23 win over UAB on Saturday.

FAU (2-4, 1-3 Conference USA) converted 11 of 17 third down opportunities while racking up 579 yards of total offense and outscored UAB (1-4, 0-1) 20-3 in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead into the halftime break.

The Blazers' Austin Brown, who finished the game with 256 yards passing and two touchdowns, found Jamari Staples for a 29-yard score to cap an 8-play, 75 yard scoring drive to open the third quarter.

Nearly five minutes later, Ty Long's 30-yard field goal knotted the game at 23 apiece.

The Owls responded immediately, marching 75 yards in just five plays to take the lead for good as Jonathan Wallace's 53-yard run set up Jay Warren's touchdown run from 3 yards out.