UTSA QB Frank Harris is out for Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl

UTSA is playing Marshall Tuesday night in the Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl

UTSA quarterback Frank Harris (0) looks to pass against North Texas during the first half of an NCAA college football game for the Conference USA championship in San Antonio, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (The Associated Press)

FRISCO, Texas – UTSA quarterback Frank Harris has suffered through a gauntlet of injuries throughout his years playing for the Roadrunners.

With Tuesday night’s Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl being the last time UTSA fans would see him play in blue and orange, the last thing fans were expecting was to hear a report that Harris might not play in the bowl game.

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UTSA confirmed that Harris will not play in the Frisco Bowl in a press release stating that his not playing is due to a shoulder injury sustained while playing in the Tulane game on November 24th. The release included statements from UTSA Head Coach Jeff Traylor and Harris:

“We’re all just heartbroken that Frank will not get to play tonight against Marshall in what would have been his final game as a Roadrunner,” head coach Jeff Traylor said. “He’s one of the toughest players I’ve coached, and if he could be out there under center tonight, he would.”

“I’d do anything to be out there with my teammates, but unfortunately I cannot,” Harris said. “God has something bigger in store for me. To the fans, thank you for all the love and support over the last seven seasons. I truly appreciate it and don’t take it for granted. It’s something I will remember for the rest of my life. I won’t be able to play tonight, but I’ll be right there on the sideline supporting and cheering on my teammates to what we hope is our first bowl win.”

With Harris not available, redshirt freshman Owen McCown is expected to make his first start of the season.

KSAT’s Mary Rominger asked Harris when he walked out for warmups if he was going to play. He told Mary that he wasn’t sure then but would have an update shortly before the game.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel posted on X, formally known as Twitter, that Harris is “considered unlikely to play” in the Frisco Bowl, adding that a decision could be made during warm-ups.

Rumors online have been swirling around that Harris could have reaggravated an injury or could have gotten sick during bowl game preparations, but nothing has confirmed the reason why he might not play.

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Nick Mantas is a KSAT 12 Sports Editor. He has previously worked in Lansing, San Fransisco and Abilene. Nick earned a Master's Degree in Sports Media from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Arizona, where he also interned as a strength and conditioning coach.

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