UTSA comes back for big win and 5 other things to know this morning
The Roadrunners remain undefeated, 4-0, after the narrow 31-28 win on the Memphis Tigers' home turf — ending the Tigers' 17 home game win streak. San Antonio was proud, obviously. 'Wow-factor' cruise ship setting sail from TexasNorwegian Cruise Lines is debuting its ambitious new cruise line in Galveston next year. The company is boasting several cruise ship firsts for the Norwegian Prima, including a multi-level nightclub, a dry slide with a 10-story plunge and much more. Spurs star wants you to keep trash out of the San Antonio RiverThe San Antonio River Authority kicked off a new campaign Friday called "Don't Let Litter Trash Your River" with the help of a San Antonio Spurs player.mysanantonio.com
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.
Harris sacked four times, UTSA falls to Florida Atlantic 24-3
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Nick Tronti threw for a touchdown, ran for another and Florida Atlantic beat UTSA 24-3 on Saturday. A total of 43 players who began fall camp did not travel to Marshall, including 28 related to COVID-19. Tronti connected with Aaron Young for 27 yards and a touchdown following a Vladimir Rivas field goal for a 10-0 first-quarter lead. After Hunter Duplessis got UTSA’s only points with a 49-yard field goal, Tronti completed a nine-play, 80-yard drive with a 2-yard run to lead 17-3 at halftime. James Charles added a 2-yard touchdown run late after UTSA turned the ball over on downs at its 19-yard line.
McCormick runs for 3 TDs, leads UTSA past La. Tech 27-26
SAN ANTONIO – Sincere McCormick ran for three second-half touchdowns to lead UTSA to a 27-26 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night. UTSA (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA) broke a six-game losing streak against Louisiana Tech (3-3, 2-2). Trailing 19-6, McCormick bulled into the end zone from the 2 capping a 15-play drive, 75-yard drive to open the third quarter. Louisiana Tech answered with Ezekiel Barnett's 60-yard interception return for a touchdown and the Bulldogs led 26-13. McCormick had a 6-yard touchdown run and broke loose on a 45-yard scoring run with 6:16 remaining.
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).
No. 15 BYU, Wilson hold off UTSA 27-20 to stay unbeaten
15 BYU past UTSA 27-20 on Saturday. Allgeier posted his second 100-yard game of his career to help rescue an inconsistent BYU offense. Lowell Narcisse threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns – all after halftime – on 17-of-20 passing to lead the Roadrunners. BYU trailed for the first time this season when UTSA took a 3-0 lead on a 39-yard field goal from Hunter Duplessis in the first quarter. The Roadrunners forced a punt, but BYU was able to run out the clock following a roughing the punter penalty with 15 seconds left.
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’s McCormick, Duplessis earn Conference USA weekly awards
SAN ANTONIO – For their performances in UTSA’s dramatic 51-48 double-overtime victory over Texas State on Saturday, sophomore running back Sincere McCormick and senior kicker Hunter Duplessis were named the Conference USA (C-USA) Offensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week respectively. McCormick spearheaded a rushing attack that tallied 330 yards on the ground, and he was quick to credit the offensive line for paving the way to victory. “Without them, I wouldn’t have 197 yards,” McCormick said. They’ve been clocking in, clocking out. The Roadrunners will return to action this Saturday for their home-opener in the Alamodome against Stephen F. Austin.
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.
UTSA rallies in 4th quarter, tops Old Dominion 24-23
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Lowell Narcisse threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Strickland to tie, and Hunter Duplessis knocked in the winning extra point as UTSA rallied past Old Dominion 24-23 on Saturday. UTSA quashed Old Dominion hopes for an answering score when Clarence Hicks forced a fumble on a sack with 1:13 left to play. Lowell Narcisse finds Carlos Strickland over the middle for an 11-yd TD pass. Hunter Duplessis' extra point gives UTSA a 24-23 lead with 2:41 left.#BirdsUp 🤙 pic.twitter.com/acgztmCkER — UTSA Football 🏈 (@UTSAFTBL) November 9, 2019Old Dominion's freshman Hayden Wolff was 17 of 29 for 247 yards and a TD. Zakhari Franklin caught six passes for 134 yards, including a 65-yard catch that is UTSA’s longest play from scrimmage this season.