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.
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 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).
Lucero throws 3 TD passes, UAB holds off UTSA 21-13
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Bryson Lucero threw three touchdown passes to lead UAB to a 21-13 victory over UTSA in its Conference USA opener on Saturday. It was the 20th straight home win for the Blazers (3-1, 1-0). Gerrit Prince caught two touchdown passes and Myron Mitchell had one. Sincere McCormick ran for 150 yards and a touchdown to lead UTSA (3-1, 1-1). Lucero's 21-yard TD pass to Prince stretched the Blazers' lead to 21-6 late in the third quarter.
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).
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.