PACK THE DOME: Traylor, UTSA want record-setting crowd for Conference USA Championship Game
For the second straight season, UTSA will host the Conference USA Championship Game, and head coach Jeff Traylor wants to pack the Alamodome with a record-setting crowd to help the Roadrunners take on North Texas.
UTSA kicker named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week for second time this season
UTSA’s senior place-kicker was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season following the Roadrunners’ 31-28 victory over Western Kentucky, the league announced on Monday.
Roadrunners beat Zappe, Hilltoppers, 49-41, for C-USA title
Sincere McCormick rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns and the UTSA Roadrunners escaped another prolific outing by Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe to beat the Hilltoppers 49-41 and claim their first Conference USA championship at the Alamodome.
UTSA 6-0 after outgunning Western Kentucky, 52-46
Frank Harris threw for 349 yards and six touchdowns and hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass himself as Texas-San Antonio out-lasted Western Kentucky in a game that saw the teams combine to score 98 points, earning a 52-46 victory for the Roadrunners’ school-record sixth straight win to start the season.
UTSA Roadrunners football adjusting to new facility on first day of fall camp
UTSA football opened up fall camp on Friday afternoon at their brand new training center, the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence, and the Roadrunners likely felt like practice was the easy part when compared to finding their way around the new facility.
Judson alum Tre Flowers helps organize food, water giveaway at Rutledge Stadium for families in need
SAN ANTONIO – With families in desperate need of food after a devastating winter storm, Judson alumnus Tre Flowers and his girlfriend flew back to San Antonio and organized fellow star athletes Jarveon Williams, Malcolm Brown and Frank Harris among others to help donate free meals and water.
No. 16 La.-Lafayette tops UTSA 31-24 in First Responder Bowl
16 Louisiana-Lafayette beat UTSA 31-24 in the First Responder Bowl on Saturday at SMU’s Ford Stadium. The Ragin’ Cajuns (10-1) drove 72 yards in 12 plays for the winning score after UTSA (7-5) overcame a 24-7 second-half deficit to tie it. UTSA: The Roadrunners, playing in the program’s second bowl, fell short of compiling the first four-game winning streak in the program’s nine-year history. The Ragin’ Cajuns are scheduled to open at Texas after upsetting then-No. UTSA: The Roadrunners should be experienced at the offensive skill positions with Harris, a junior, and sophomore running back Sincere McCormick scheduled to return.
Sun Belt co-champ La-Lafayette vs UTSA in 1st Responder Bowl
WHAT’S AT STAKELouisiana-Lafayette is playing in its third bowl game in a row under coach Billy Napier. UTSA, with first-year coach Jeff Traylor, has a three-game winning streak and is one win away from matching the program record of eight set in 2012. Louisiana-Lafayette has the Sun Belt's best pass defense, allowing 167 yards per game, and gives up 347 total yards per game. The Roadrunners are playing in their first bowl game since the 2016 New Mexico Bowl, when they matched an NCAA modern startup record when playing in a bowl game in only its sixth season as a program. ... UTSA was initially headed to the Frisco Bowl, but that game was canceled after expected opponent SMU had COVID-19 issues.
Frank Harris accounts for 5 TDs, UTSA routs UTEP 52-21
SAN ANTONIO – Frank Harris accounted for a career-high five touchdowns to lead UTSA in a 52-21 rout of UTEP on Saturday. The Roadrunners (5-4, 3-2 Conference USA) had a program-best 600 yards of offense while winning their fourth straight against UTEP (3-4, 0-3). Harris had touchdown runs of 35 and 4 yards, and finished 22 of 26 for 312 yards passing — hitting Zakhari Franklin six times for 118 yards with a 35-yard touchdown. UTSA was also without defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix, who was placed on administrative leave amid an internal investigation. Gavin Hardison fired a 52-yard pass to Jacob Cowing in the end zone for UTEP.
Harris throws TD pass in relief of injured QB Narcisse, but Army beats UTSA 28-16
SAN ANTONIO – Anthony Adkins had a career-best 66-yard touchdown run and finished with 101 yards to lead Army to a 28-16 victory over UTSA on Saturday. Army (5-1) then added a touchdown run per quarter each from Jakobi Buchanan, Tyhier Tyler, and freshman quarterback Cade Ballard. Tyler's 37-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter stretched the lead to 21-10. Ballard carried the ball three times and had his first career touchdown run, a 5-yarder in the fourth. Sincere McCormick had 133 yards rushing for UTSA (3-3).
McCormick rushes for 2 TDs, UTSA holds off Middle Tennessee
SAN ANTONIO – Backup Josh Adkins threw for 233 yards and a touchdown, Sincere McCormick rushed for 82 yards and two scores, and UTSA held off Middle Tennessee 37-35 on Friday night in a Conference USA opener for both teams. Duplessis made his 16th straight field goal with 11:39 remaining for a 37-29 lead, but UTSA punted on its next two possessions. Middle Tennessee put together a 13-play, 72-yard scoring drive, ending with 1:04 remaining, but its two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful in front of a sparse crowd at the Alamodome. Zakhari Franklin had 119 receiving yards and a score, and freshman Jamal Ligon set a program record with 19 tackles for UTSA (3-0). Asher O’Hara threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns, but he also had two first-half interceptions for Middle Tennessee (0-3).
Harris accounts for 3 TDs in UTSA’s 24-10 victory
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Frank Harris ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead UTSA to a 24-10 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday. Harris accounted for 373 of the Roadrunners' 498 yards of offense, His 23-yard quarterback draw gave UTSA (2-0) a 14-point lead with just over seven minutes to play. The lead was cut to 10 only seconds later when Trae Self hit Xavier Gibson with a 10-yard TD pass. Harris had 104 yards rushing on 17 carries and a career-high 269 in the air on 23-of-36 passing with an interception. Sincere McCormick added 98 yards rushing.
UTSA fans embrace Jeff Traylor era
SAN MARCOS – There was a buzz of activity among UTSA spectators entering Bobcat Stadium Saturday. Although a 51-48 double overtime win over I-35 rivals, Texas State, in their season opener doesn’t hurt, Runners fans were already poised to embrace first year UTSA head coach, Jeff Traylor, in his first game heading the team. Caleb Hopkins, a 2016 UTSA alumnus, said it’s been a few years since there was this much energy surrounding the program. “I’m super excited," said Laura. Fans will get to another chance to see the Runners in action in their home opener Saturday when UTSA hosts Stephen F. Austin at the Alamodome at 2pm.
Harris scores 4 TDs, UTSA holds off Texas St. 51-48 in 2OT
SAN MARCOS, Texas – Hunter Duplessis kicked a 29-yard field goal in the second overtime, Frank Harris accounted for four touchdowns, and UTSA won its season opener, beating Texas State 51-48 in a wild finish on Saturday. Sincere McCormick ran for a program-record 197 yards on 29 carries and had a 5-yard touchdown run for UTSA. Harris was 23-of-31 passing for 169 yards and threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Cephus, who made a spectacular one-handed catch in the first overtime. Harris had scoring runs from 17, 19 and 13 yards and finished with 52 yards rushing. Vitt was 26-of-39 passing for 346 yards and threw four touchdown passes and two interceptions.
Repping 210: Breaking down UTSAs Triangle of Toughness
None of the players were allowed to wear single-digit jersey numbers during fall camp, not even returning starting quarterback Frank Harris, who wore no. Three of the ten possible jersey numbers were held in the highest regard and reserved for the highest vote-getters: 2, 1 and 0, representing San Antonios area code. Traylor knows how important his presence will be as the only senior member of the triangle, Hes everything that [the concept] epitomizes. He has not yet been officially named the starter for the upcoming season, but his selection as a member of the Triangle of Toughness speaks volumes. 0 with safety Rashad Wisdom this year, and its no surprise that Wisdom is considered a vital member of UTSAs foundation.