College Football

UAB Faculty Senate votes no confidence in president

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) The Faculty Senate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Thursday voted no-confidence in President Ray Watts following his decision to kill the school's football program, which had its best record in a decade last fall.

Watts has come under harsh criticism for shuttering the program. However, the vote is largely symbolic since only university trustees have the power to fire him. The group also approved a resolution supporting NCAA athletics on campus.

"Football is important to most universities. Football allows students, particularly undergraduate students, to get the full experience of what college life is like," Business school professor Philip Musa said after the meeting.

Passing Yards: C. Clements2227
Passing TDs: C. Clements14
Rushing Yards: J. Howard1587
Rushing TDs: J. Howard13
Receiving Yards: J. Nelson655
Receiving TDs: J. Nelson4
Interceptions: L. Farmer2
Schedule 2015
Date Opponent Result / Time
Conference USA
  Conference Overall
Western Kentucky 7-1 11-3
Old Dominion 7-1 10-3
Middle Tennessee 5-3 8-5
Florida International 4-4 4-8
Charlotte 3-5 4-8
Marshall 2-6 3-9
Florida Atlantic 2-6 3-9
  Conference Overall
Louisiana Tech 6-2 9-5
Texas-San Antonio 5-3 6-7
Southern Miss 4-4 7-6
North Texas 3-5 5-8
Rice 2-6 3-9
UTEP 2-6 4-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5182 (58)
Passing Yards: 2637 (78)
Rushing Yards: 2545 (42)
Points per game: 33.2 (36)
Yards per game: 431.8 (43)
Touchdowns: 44 (61)
Field Goals: 13 (75)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4893 (48)
Passing Yards: 2777 (48)
Rushing Yards: 2116 (53)
Points per game: 29.9 (79)
Yards per game: 407.8 (69)
Touchdowns: 42 (69)
Field Goals: 8 (8)
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