UAB has been one of the top pass defenses all season long. In a pass-first league, UAB has not allowed a 300-yard passer this season. UAB ranks 16th nationally in pass defense efficiency and 22nd in passing yards allowed (185.2). UAB also has nine interceptions this season.
UAB has finished top 10 nationally in passing yards allowed in both 2019 and 2020. Has helped UAB win the most games of any team in Conference USA since its return in 2017 (47), including two Conference USA Championships.
Starting safeties Jaylen Key and Grayson Cash are top five on the team in tackles, while they both have two interceptions. Key also has two forced fumbles this year. With nine career interceptions, Cash ranks fifth all-time at UAB in career interceptions.