Running wild, UTSA subdues North Texas on the ground for 37-29 win to remain unbeaten in AAC

UTSA wide receiver Joshua Cephus (2) during the first half of an NCAA football game on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) (Michael Wyke, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

DENTON, Texas – Kevorian Barnes ran for 129 yards on 16 carries and reached the end zone twice and UTSA beat North Texas 37-29 on Saturday to stay atop the American Athletic Conference with Tulane.

The Green Wave (8-1, 5-0) beat East Carolina 13-10 also on Saturday. Tulane and UTSA (6-3, 5-0) each have two games in front of them before concluding the regular season against each other.

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The Roadrunners rushed for 287 yards with 233 coming before halftime on 27 carries. Rocko Griffin ran for 65 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown and quarterback Frank Harris had 10 carries for 53 yards. Robert Henry also had a touchdown run.

UTSA never trailed and scored at least one touchdown in every quarter but the third when it settled for a 28-yard field goal to make it 30-13.

Chandler Rogers threw for 272 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Mean Green (3-6, 1-4). ___

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