UTSA set to host Western Kentucky on Saturday at Alamodome – UTSA Athletics


SAN ANTONIO — Winners of two straight video games, UTSA will host Western Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 8. Kickoff within the rematch of the 2021 Convention USA Championship Recreation is ready for five p.m. on the Alamodome and the sport will air stay on ESPN+ and Ticket 760 AM. It will mark the fourth matchup between the Roadrunners and Hilltoppers, and it’s the third time within the final yr that the 2 groups will meet. The 2 groups enter Saturday’s contest with an identical general (3-2) and convention (1-0) data.
 
 
UTSA Roadrunners (3-2, 1-0)
vs.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (3-2, 1-0)
5 p.m.  |  Saturday, Oct. 8
Alamodome  |  San Antonio, Texas
TV: ESPN+
Radio: Ticket 760 AM
Sequence Historical past: UTSA leads, 3-1
Final Assembly: UTSA 27, MTSU 13 (9/18/21)
 
Opening drive
• UTSA and Western Kentucky will face off in what might be a rematch of the 2021 Convention USA Championship Recreation received by the Roadrunners 49-41 final Dec. 3 on the Alamodome.
• The Roadrunners and Hilltoppers will meet for the fourth time general and third time within the final yr.
• UTSA leads the sequence 2-1 after profitable each matchups in 2021.
• The Roadrunners are 13-3 in C-USA video games underneath third-year head coach Jeff Traylor.
• UTSA has received 11 of its final 12 dwelling video games and is 13-2 on the Alamodome within the Jeff Traylor period. 
• The Roadrunners have received 18 of their final 23 contests courting again to November 2020.
• UTSA is 22-9 underneath Jeff Traylor, the most effective file for a head coach by means of 31 video games in program historical past.
• UTSA has drawn 30,000-plus followers to 4 of the final 5 dwelling video games, together with 41,148 for the 2021 C-USA Championship Recreation versus WKU.
• Senior quarterback Frank Harris leads the FBS in complete offense (383.4 ypg).
 
Tuning in
Saturday’s sport will air on ESPN+ and is on the market on WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app. Lincoln Rose (play-by-play) and LaDarrin McLane (analyst) have the decision. The competition will air stay on Ticket 760 AM within the San Antonio space. Andy Everett (play-by-play), Jay Riley (analyst) and Pat Evans (reporter) will name the motion. The pregame present will start at 3 p.m. and there might be a 45-minute postgame present. The radio broadcast additionally could be heard on-line at Ticket760.com and by way of the iHeartRadio and The Varsity Network apps.
 
Championship rematch
UTSA and Western Kentucky will meet for the primary time for the reason that two groups squared off within the 2021 Convention USA Championship Recreation on Dec. 3 on the Alamodome. The Roadrunners constructed a 29-point lead and held off the Hilltoppers within the last seconds in a 49-41 victory to safe their first convention title. UTSA drew the third-largest dwelling crowd in program historical past for that matchup, as 41,148 followers packed the Alamodome to see the Roadrunners win their second assembly of the season towards WKU.
 
Dwelling Candy Dome
UTSA has been powerful to beat on the Alamodome in the course of the Jeff Traylor period. The Roadrunners have received 11 of their final 12 dwelling contests and are 13-2 on the facility underneath the third-year head coach. UTSA reeled off a school-record 10-game win streak that began with a 27-26 victory over Louisiana Tech on Oct. 24, 2020, and ran by means of the 49-41 win towards Western Kentucky within the 2021 Convention USA Championship Recreation on Dec. 3 earlier than it was snapped in triple additional time towards No. 24 Houston within the 2022 season opener on Sept. 3. The Roadrunners are 39-29 all-time within the Alamodome.
 
Packing the Dome
UTSA followers have packed the Alamodome over the last yr, as three of this system’s seven-largest dwelling crowds have been recorded throughout that span of time. The ultimate three dwelling contests of final season all topped the 30,000-fan plateau, and the Roadrunners drew 37,526 for the 2022 season opener versus Houston on Sept. 3. On Nov. 20, 2021, a complete of 35,147 followers noticed the Roadrunners pull out a 34-31 thriller towards UAB to assert the Convention USA West Division title. Two weeks later, UTSA secured its first league crown with a 49-41 conquer Western Kentucky in entrance of 41,148 followers, the third-largest crowd for a UTSA sport on the Alamodome. The Roadrunners additionally beat Southern Miss in entrance of 30,105 followers on Nov. 13 and led C-USA in common dwelling attendance final fall with a median of 26,643 for seven dwelling video games. UTSA set NCAA trendy startup program data in its first season by drawing 56,743 followers to the inaugural sport towards Northeastern State on Sept. 3, 2011, and by averaging 35,521 followers for six dwelling contests that season. 
 
UTSA’s High 10 Dwelling Crowds
Attendance      Date                 Opponent
56,743             9/3/11             Northeastern State
42,071             9/8/18             Baylor
41,148             12/3/21           Western Kentucky
40,977             9/7/13             Oklahoma State
39,032             11/24/12         Texas State
37,526             9/3/22             Houston
35,147             11/20/21         UAB
33,517             9/24/11           Bacone
33,472             9/4/14             Arizona
32,886             10/8/11           South Alabama
 
Traylor profitable in league play
UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor has skilled speedy success in league video games throughout his time in San Antonio. The 2021 Convention USA Coach of the Yr has guided the Roadrunners to 13 wins in 16 convention video games throughout his tenure. Final season, Traylor led UTSA to a 7-1 league mark and this system’s first-ever league crown with a 49-41 victory over Western Kentucky within the C-USA Championship Recreation. The Roadrunners registered a 5-2 file in C-USA play in Traylor’s first season on the helm in 2020.
 
Who’s counting?
Now of their twelfth season of play, the Roadrunners will play the 138th sport in program historical past on Saturday once they face Western Kentucky. UTSA is 67-70 all-time and 39-29 on the Alamodome.  By comparability, WKU has been enjoying soccer since 1913 and owns an all-time file of 599-419-31.
 
Scouting Western Kentucky
The Hilltoppers dropped to 3-2 general after a 34-27 dwelling loss to Troy final Saturday. Western Kentucky, which is 1-0 in league play after shutting out FIU 73-0 on Sept. 24, is averaging 43.4 factors and 501.0 yards of offense per sport whereas permitting 22.2 factors and 352.6 yards per contest. Austin Reed has accomplished 144 of 200 passes for 1,669 yards and 17 touchdowns and his favourite goal is Daewood Davis, who has 34 receptions for 476 yards and 4 scores. Kye Robichaux paces the bottom sport with 315 speeding yards and a TD on 47 carries. Defensively, JaQues Evans has registered 33 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and a pair of quarterback hurries, whereas Kaleb Oliver and Upton Stout have a pair of interceptions apiece. Head coach Tyson Helton is in his fourth season on the helm and owns a 26-17 file in Bowling Inexperienced.
 
Sequence historical past
Saturday will mark the fourth assembly between UTSA and Western Kentucky and the third time within the final yr that the 2 groups will face off. UTSA swept each matchups final season with a 52-46 win on Oct. 9 in Bowling Inexperienced and a 49-41 triumph within the C-USA Championship Recreation on Dec. 3 on the Alamodome. The Hilltoppers scored a 45-7 dwelling victory within the inaugural assembly on Nov. 22, 2014.
 
UTSA/WKU Sequence Historical past
Date                 Location                       Rating
11/22/14         Bowling Inexperienced             L, 7-45
10/9/21           Bowling Inexperienced             W, 52-46
12/3/21           San Antonio                 W, 49-41
 
Final Assembly
Sincere McCormick rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns and Jahmal Sam intercepted a go as time expired to assist lead UTSA to a 49-41 victory over WKU within the 2021 Ryan Convention USA Championship Recreation on Dec. 3 in entrance of 41,118 followers on the Alamodome. The Roadrunners captured their first convention title in beating the Hilltoppers for the second time in 2021. McCormick’s 200-yard sport got here on 36 carries, and a 218-yard, two-touchdown night time from quarterback Frank Harris helped propel an offense that piled up 556 yards. In the meantime, Sam had one among two interceptions and three takeaways, as Donyai Taylor recovered a muffed punt and Antonio Parks picked off a go on back-to-back possessions early within the second half to assist UTSA construct a 29-point benefit. UTSA’s protection held the Hilltoppers to a C-USA Championship-Recreation file minus-9 speeding yards.
 
Final trip
Frank Harris handed for a school-record 414 yards and Jamal Ligon registered a season-high 10 tackles to guide UTSA to a 45-30 victory over Center Tennessee within the Convention USA opener for each groups on Friday night time at Johnny “Crimson” Floyd Stadium. The defending convention champion Roadrunners ran their file to 3-2 on the season whereas piling up 590 yards of offense towards the Blue Raiders, who fell to 3-2 and 0-1. Harris accomplished 27 of 36 passes and tossed two touchdowns whereas additionally speeding for 31 yards and a pair of scores to interrupt his personal program data for passing yardage and complete offense set lower than one week earlier towards Texas Southern. The senior from Schertz Clemens Excessive Faculty additionally turned this system’s profession chief in passing yards with 7,017, surpassing Eric Soza’s college customary of 6,952 set from 2011 to 2013. He accomplished passes to eight totally different receivers, led by De’Corian Clark’s eight receptions for 139 yards. Joshua Cephus hauled in seven passes for 91 yards and Zakhari Franklin had 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 5 catches. In the meantime, Brenden Brady practically reached the century mark on the bottom, speeding for 98 yards and a key 25-yard TD within the fourth quarter that offered the ultimate margin to assist UTSA churn out a season-best 167 speeding yards. Ligon paced a UTSA protection with double digit tackles together with 4 solo stops, whereas Kelechi Nwachuku and Trevor Harmanson registered eight and 7 tackles, respectively. The Roadrunners restricted the Blue Raiders to solely 84 speeding yards and got here up with 4 tackles for loss, together with a 10-yard sack by Trey Moore.
 
UTSA improves in convention openers
The Roadrunners improved to 7-4 all-time in convention openers, together with 6-4 as a member of Convention USA, following the 45-30 street conquer Center Tennessee final Friday night time. UTSA has come out on high in three straight and 4 of its final 5 league lid-lifters, beating Center Tennessee 37-35 in 2020 and 27-13 final season and likewise scoring a 30-21 determination over UTEP in 2018. The Roadrunners now are 6-3 in convention openers which were performed within the month of September.
 
UTSA’s Convention Openers (7-4)
Date                 Opponent                                Outcome
9/29/12           at New Mexico State                 W, 35-14
9/21/13           at UTEP                                     W, 32-13
9/27/14           at Florida Atlantic                     L, 37-41
10/3/15           at UTEP                                     W, 25-6
9/24/16           at Outdated Dominion                       L, 19-33
10/7/17           Southern Miss                          L, 29-31
9/29/18           UTEP                                        W, 30-21
9/21/19           at North Texas                          L, 3-45
9/25/20           Center Tennessee                    W, 37-35
9/18/21           Center Tennessee                    W, 27-13
9/30/22           at Center Tennessee                W, 45-30
 
Right down to the wire
UTSA is not any stranger to shut contests within the Jeff Traylor period, as 20 of the 31 have been one-score ballgames within the fourth quarter. The Roadrunners personal a 14-6 file in these video games. Relationship again to final season, UTSA has seen seven of the final 10 contests determined within the fourth quarter or later. The primary two video games this season went to additional time, with the Roadrunners dropping a 37-35 determination to No. 24 Houston in three overtimes on Sept. 3 earlier than rallying to beat Military 41-38 in additional time one week later. UTSA noticed Center Tennessee draw to inside 38-30 within the fourth quarter on Sept. 30 earlier than a late landing run by Brenden Brady offered the ultimate 15-point margin. The Roadrunners broke a 17-17 fourth-quarter impasse towards Southern Miss final November with two late scores in a 10-point victory earlier than upending UAB 34-31 on a TD go with three seconds remaining one week later. UTSA used an interception on the ultimate play of the sport to safe a 49-41 C-USA Championship Recreation win over WKU on Dec. 3 after which pulled to inside seven factors of No. 24 San Diego State within the fourth quarter of the Frisco Bowl earlier than dropping a 38-24 determination within the 2021 finale. The Roadrunners additionally noticed video games towards Illinois (37-30), Memphis (31-28), UNLV (24-17) and WKU (52-46) come right down to the ultimate minutes final fall. In 2020, UTSA’s matchups towards Texas State (51-48/2OT), Stephen F. Austin (24-10), Center Tennessee (37-35), UAB (13-21), No. 15 BYU (20-27), Military (16-28), Louisiana Tech (27-26), Southern Miss (23-20) and No. 16 Louisiana (24-31) all had been one-score video games within the last stanza. 
 
Working additional time
UTSA performed back-to-back additional time video games to open the 2022 marketing campaign. The Roadrunners dropped a 37-35 determination to No. 24 Houston in triple additional time within the season opener on Sept. 3. One week later, UTSA rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit to attain a 41-38 street conquer Military West Level in a single additional interval to enhance to 4-3 all-time in additional time contests. That marked the primary time the Roadrunners have performed consecutive additional time video games and the second time to have two OT video games in the identical season (2011). UTSA joins Bowling Inexperienced, Houston and Texas Tech as the one FBS groups to have performed a number of additional time contests this yr.
 
UTSA’s All-Time Time beyond regulation Video games (4-3)
Date                 Opponent                          Outcome
10/8/11           South Alabama                   L, 27-30 (2OT)
10/29/11         Georgia State                     W, 17-14 (OT)
11/14/15         at Charlotte                        W, 30-27 (OT)
10/22/16         UTEP                                  L, 49-52 (5OT)
9/12/20           at Texas State                     W, 51-48 (2OT)
9/3/22             Houston                             L, 35-37 (3OT)
9/10/22           at Military West Level            W, 41-38 (OT)
 
Roadrunners acquire weekly honors
The Roadrunners have collected a number of weekly honors up to now this season. Frank Harris collected his third Convention USA Offensive Participant of the Week award on Oct. 3 and likewise landed on the Manning Award “Stars of the Week” record following his record-setting efficiency within the 45-30 street conquer Center Tennessee. De’Corian Clark was tabbed the East-West Shrine Bowl Breakout Offensive Participant of the Week on Sept. 26 after piling up a school-record 217 yards and three touchdowns on 9 receptions within the 52-24 win over Texas Southern. Lucas Dean was named to the Ray Man Award Ray’s 8 record after averaging 60.5 yards on 4 punts, which included a school-record 76-yarder and a 67-yard kick, versus Texas Southern. Harris picked up a number of honors following his efficiency within the 41-38 comeback win over Military in additional time on Sept. 10. He was named Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Nationwide Participant of the Week, in addition to C-USA Offensive Participant of the Week, and he additionally landed on the Davey O’Brien Nice 8 and the Manning Award Stars of the Week lists. He additionally earned C-USA’s weekly award following the season opener towards No. 24 Houston, whereas Jared Sackett picked up C-USA Particular Groups Participant of the Week honors after the triple-overtime setback towards the Cougars in week one.
 
Traylor off to resounding begin at UTSA
Head coach Jeff Traylor is off to a convincing begin to his tenure at UTSA. The Gilmer, Texas, native has turned across the program by instilling his 210 Triangle of Toughness tradition, producing outcomes on and off the sector. Taking up a workforce that received a mixed seven video games within the two seasons previous to his arrival, he has led the Roadrunners to a 22-9 file, the most effective file by means of 31 video games by a UTSA head soccer coach. He already has mentored 5 All-Individuals and a pair of NFL Draft picks throughout his time in San Antonio. In his first season, Traylor guided the Roadrunners to a 7-5 general file, a runner-up end in Convention USA’s West Division with a 5-2 mark and an look within the First Responder Bowl. The Roadrunners acquired votes in a nationwide ballot for the primary time in program historical past and the seven wins are probably the most by a first-year UTSA head coach. The Roadrunners loved a record-setting marketing campaign in his second season. The Roadrunners received their first 11 video games, had been nationally ranked (as excessive as No. 15) for the primary time at school historical past and captured this system’s first league title by profitable the 2021 C-USA Championship with a 49-41 victory over WKU. UTSA capped the season with its second straight and third general bowl look. Traylor was honored for his success because the 2021 C-USA Coach of the Yr, the AFCA FBS Regional Coach of the Yr for Area 4 and a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Yr Award, AFCA Nationwide Coach of the Yr and George Munger School Coach of the Yr Award. A member of the Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards Coach of the Yr watch record, he was chosen because the 2021 San Antonio Specific-Information Sportsman of the Yr.
 
Season No. 12
UTSA is enjoying its twelfth season of soccer in 2022. The Roadrunners began their program from scratch and, following a follow yr in 2010, performed their first season as an FCS Impartial in 2011 earlier than becoming a member of the Western Athletic Convention for the 2012 marketing campaign. UTSA moved into its present league dwelling — Convention USA — in 2013 and have become a full-fledged FBS member beginning with the 2014 season. The Roadrunners set NCAA trendy startup program data in 2011 by drawing 56,743 followers to their inaugural sport towards Northeastern State and by averaging 35,521 followers for his or her six dwelling contests that season. UTSA made its first postseason look on the 2016 New Mexico Bowl in its sixth season of play and registered its first win towards a workforce from a Energy 5 convention the next season with a 17-10 victory over Baylor. The Roadrunners captured their first convention championship by claiming the 2021 C-USA crown and capped a 12-2 marketing campaign with their third bowl sport. UTSA has posted at the very least six wins in six of the 11 seasons in program historical past and it has reached the seven-win plateau 4 occasions, together with within the first two years of the Jeff Traylor period. 
 
UTSA picked to win C-USA crown
The defending Convention USA champion UTSA Roadrunners have been picked to complete first within the convention this season. The Roadrunners acquired 14 of a doable 22 first-place votes from a panel of media members that covers all 11 C-USA colleges. UAB acquired the remaining eight first-place votes and is slotted second within the preseason ballot, adopted by WKU, which UTSA beat 49-41 to assert the 2021 convention crown.
 
C-USA PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
1.    UTSA (14)
2.    UAB (8)
3.    WKU
4.    Florida Atlantic
5.    North Texas
6.    UTEP
7.    Charlotte
8.    Center Tennessee
9.    Louisiana Tech
10.  Rice
11.  FIU
 
UTSA senior duo earns C-USA preseason accolades
UTSA seniors Frank Harris and Rashad Wisdom have been named Convention USA Offensive and Defensive Gamers of the Yr, respectively. Harris and Knowledge be a part of C-USA Preseason Particular Groups Participant of the Yr Brayden Narveson of WKU as preseason superlative award winners in a vote by the league’s head coaches.
 
Roadrunners reel in preseason honors
UTSA has reeled in quite a few honors this season, as seven Roadrunners have landed on preseason or semifinalist lists. Senior quarterback Frank Harris leads the best way after incomes a spot on 5 lists — the Davey O’Brien, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose, Manning, Maxwell and Walter Camp Participant of the Yr Awards — and the Schertz Clemens excessive product is also a nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy. In the meantime, senior security Rashad Wisdom seems on watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik and Paycom Jim Thorpe Awards and Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The Converse Judson Excessive graduate is also a nominee for the Allstate Good Works Crew. Senior middle Ahofitu Maka was named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy and is a member of watch lists for the Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy and Polynesian School Soccer Participant of the Yr, whereas senior vast receiver Zakhari Franklin are on the Biletnikoff Award and Reese’s Senior Bowl watch lists. Oscar Cardenas (John Mackey Award), De’Corian Clark (Biletnikoff Award), Lucas Dean (Ray Man Award) and Jared Sackett (Lou Groza Award) additionally made preseason watch lists.
 
Participant — Watch Record(s)
Oscar Cardenas John Mackey Award
De’Corian Clark — Biletnikoff Award
Lucas Dean Ray Man Award
Zakhari Franklin Biletnikoff Award, Reese’s Senior Bowl
Frank Harris Davey O’Brien Award, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, Manning Award, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Participant of the Yr Award, Wuerffel Trophy nominee
Ahofitu Maka William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist, Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy, Polynesian School Soccer Participant of the Yr
Jared Sackett Lou Groza Award
Rashad Wisdom Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronco Nagurski Trophy, Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, Allstate Good Works Crew nominee
 
Factors-a-plenty
Below the course of co-offensive coordinators Will Stein and Matt Mattox, UTSA has emerged as one of many high scoring offenses within the nation. The Roadrunners are averaging 38.6 factors per sport, which places them second in Convention USA behind this week’s opponent, Western Kentucky, and twentieth amongst FBS groups. UTSA has posted 35-plus factors in 4 of the primary contests this season they usually have topped the 40-point barrier thrice, together with within the final two video games. The Roadrunners set college data for scoring final season, tallying 516 complete factors in 14 contests for a program-record 36.9 factors per sport. UTSA has scored 20-plus factors in 23 consecutive video games courting again to the 2020 marketing campaign. The Roadrunners have scored a complete of 1,048 in 31 video games underneath third-year head coach Jeff Traylor, good for a median of 33.8 per sport.
 
Aerial assault
UTSA boasts one of many high offenses within the nation, that includes probably the most prolific passing assault within the FBS this season. Led by quarterback Frank Harris and the vast receiver trio of Joshua Cephus, De’Corian Clark and Zakhari Franklin, the Roadrunners are averaging an FBS-leading 365.8 passing yards per contest they usually rank eleventh nationally with 500.8 complete yards per sport. UTSA opened the marketing campaign by throwing for 337 yards within the 37-35, triple-overtime loss to No. 24 Houston. The Roadrunners then aired it out for 359 yards as a part of a 512-yard output within the 41-38 additional time conquer Military on Sept. 10. UTSA broke the varsity file for passing yards in a sport with 441, together with a program-record 392 from Harris, and racked up 553 yards of offense within the 52-24 victory over Texas Southern on Sept. 24. Lower than one week later within the 45-30 street conquer Center Tennessee, Harris broke his personal single-game passing yardage mark with 414 as UTSA threw for 423 yards and cranked out a season-best 590 complete yards, probably the most since setting the varsity file of 624 towards North Texas on Nov. 29, 2020. UTSA has registered 4 of the highest 9 single-game passing performances in program historical past by means of the primary 5 video games this season.
 
UTSA’s High 10 Crew Single-Recreation Passing Yardage
Yards    Opponent                    Date
441      Texas Southern            9/24/22
423      Center Tennessee         9/30/22
414      Charlotte                     11/26/16
372      Western Kentucky        10/9/21
369      Oklahoma State            9/7/13
367      Southern Miss              10/7/17
365      Houston                       9/28/13
359      Military West Level          9/10/22
337      Houston                       9/3/22
335      Southern                      9/16/17
 
Chief underneath middle
In the course of the course of his UTSA profession, senior quarterback Frank Harris has developed into one of many workforce’s unquestioned leaders. The Schertz Clemens Excessive product, who owns a 23-10 file because the beginning QB and greater than 30 college data, has thrown for 7,017 yards and a program-best 54 touchdowns on 619-of-930 passing (.666) and likewise rushed for 1,413 yards and 19 TDs, probably the most in a profession by a UTSA quarterback. In actual fact, Harris is one among solely 11 lively FBS quarterbacks with 7,000 or extra passing yards and 1,000-plus speeding yards, and he has piled up these numbers within the fewest variety of video games (35) amongst that group. Harris opened the 2022 marketing campaign by piling up 400 yards of offense and 4 TDs, passing for 337 yards and three scores and speeding for 63 yards and a landing within the triple-overtime loss to No. 24 Houston. He adopted that with 359 yards and three scores on 32-of-45 passing to assist UTSA rally from a 14-point, second-half deficit for a 41-38 additional time conquer Military, incomes him Convention USA Offensive Participant of the Week for the second straight week, in addition to Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Nationwide Participant of the Week accolades. Harris broke the varsity file for particular person passing yardage with 392 on 20-of-31 passing, tossing 4 TD passes and including 31 speeding yards for a school-record 423 yards of complete offense within the 52-24 victory over Texas Southern on Sept. 24. He broke his personal single-game marks for passing yards with 414 and complete offense with 445, scoring 4 complete touchdowns within the 45-30 street win over Center Tennessee and incomes C-USA Offensive Participant of the Week honors for the third time this season. He now owns 5 of the highest six particular person passing performances in program annals with 4 coming within the first 5 video games this season. Harris at the moment leads the nation in complete offense with 383.4 yards per sport and he ranks second in passing yards (1,724) and tenth in factors accountable for (98). The 2022 Convention USA Preseason Offensive Participant of the Yr guided UTSA to probably the most profitable season in program historical past final fall, serving to lead the Roadrunners to a 12-2 file, their first convention championship and top-25 rating and to their second straight and third general bowl sport. He set college single-season data for passing yards (3,177), completions (398), touchdowns (27), makes an attempt (263), completion proportion (.661), passing effectivity (152.5), complete offense (3,743) and touchdowns accountable for (33). He additionally rushed for 566 yards — a program file for a QB — and 6 scores and caught three passes for 36 yards and a TD en path to Dave Campbell’s Texas Soccer Offensive Participant of the Yr and second-team all-conference accolades. A member of preseason watch lists for the Davey O’Brien, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose, Manning, Maxwell and Walter Camp Participant of the Yr Awards, Harris has overcome a number of season-ending accidents sustained earlier in his profession to emerge as one of many high sign callers within the nation.
 
Frank Harris Faculty-Document Tracker
Recreation (8)
Passing Yards                                    414 at Center Tennessee (9/30/22)
Passing TDs                                      6 at WKU (10/9/21)
Completions                                    32 at Military (9/10/22)
Completion Proportion                    .866 (13-15) vs. Lamar (9/11/21)
Speeding TDs                                      3 at Texas State (9/12/20)
Speeding Yards by a QB                       123 vs. UIW (8/31/19)
Longest Rush by a QB                        71 vs. North Texas (11/28/20)
Whole Offense                                    445 vs. Center Tennessee (9/30/22)
Season (12)
Passing Yards                                    3,177 (2021)
Passing Yards Per Recreation                    344.8 (2022)
Passing TDs                                      27 (2021)
Completions                                    398 (2021)
Makes an attempt                                         263 (2021)
Completion Proportion                    .661 (2021)
Passing Effectivity                             152.5 (2021)
300-Yard Passing Video games                   4 (2022)
Speeding Yards by a QB                       566 (2021)
Speeding TDs by a QB                         9 (2020)
TDs Accountable For                         33 (2021)
Whole Offense                                    3,743 (2021)
Profession (11)
Passing Yards                                    7,017
Passing TDs                                      54
Completions                                    619
Consecutive Completions                 13
Completion Proportion                    .666
Passing Effectivity                             145.0
300-Yard Passing Video games                   7
Speeding Yards by a QB                       1,413
Speeding TDs by a QB                         19
TDs Accountable For                         74
Whole Offense                                    8,430
 
Terrific trio
UTSA boasts arguably the most efficient pass-catching trio within the FBS this season. Senior vast receivers Joshua Cephus, De’Corian “JT” Clark and Zakhari Franklin have teamed as much as present the Roadrunners with a formidable air assault. The trio has mixed for 474 receptions, 6,099 receiving yards and 56 receiving touchdowns throughout their profession. No different FBS workforce has a trio of lively gamers with extra receptions, receiving yards or landing catches. This season, the trio has totaled 108 catches for 1,550 yards and 14 TDs. They rank 1-3 in Convention USA in receptions per sport and all three are within the high 4 within the league in receiving yards per contest. Moreover, three receivers are within the high 14 nationally in receiving yards with Clark seventh (538), Cephus eleventh (503) and Franklin 14th (491). No different workforce at the moment has a couple of participant on that record and Arizona is the one different college with two within the high 25. In addition they all rank within the high 12 nationally in receptions per sport this season, whereas no different FBS workforce has a couple of participant within the high 25. All three receivers had been voted into the coveted single-digit jersey numbers by their teammates this season, with Cephus sporting No. 2, Clark in No. 1 and Franklin donning No. 4.
 
UTSA Extensive Receiver Trio Profession Stats
Participant                    Rec.     Yards       TD
Joshua Cephus        173      2,022      14
De’Corian Clark      96        1,374      14
Zakhari Franklin      205      2,703      28
Totals                     474      6,099      56
 
Maintaining the streak alive
The UTSA receiving duo of Zakhari Franklin and Joshua Cephus each rank close to the highest of the chart for consecutive video games with a reception getting into the 2022 marketing campaign. Franklin has caught a go in all 37 profession contests wherein he has been accessible courting again to 2019, good for a tie for the second-longest streak within the FBS behind Minnesota’s Chris Autman-Bell, who has a reception in 41 straight video games. Cephus has at the very least one catch in 31 consecutive video games courting again to the 2020 season opener, placing him in a tie for eighth nationally.
 
Franklin rewriting file guide
UTSA senior Zakhari Franklin has rewritten UTSA’s file guide for receivers. The Biletnikoff Award and Reese’s Senior Bowl watch record honoree smashed UTSA single-season requirements for receptions (81), receiving yards (1,027), receiving yards per sport (79.0) and receiving touchdowns (12) final fall en path to first-team all-conference and second-team Dave Campbell’s Texas Soccer All-Texas School honors. The Cedar Hill Excessive product matched his personal college mark from 2020 with 4 100-yard receiving video games final fall, together with a season-high 155 yards on 10 grabs within the 37-30 street win over Illinois. He additionally owns this system’s single-game file for receptions with 12, which he changed into 138 yards and a pair of scores versus Military in 2020. He began the 2022 marketing campaign off with a bang by catching 10 passes for 100 yards towards No. 24 Houston. He then hauled in 10 passes for 122 yards and a pair of TDs within the 41-38 additional time win at Military to push his college file for 100-yard video games to 11 and provides him eight of the highest 14 single-game receiving yardage totals in program historical past. He caught six passes for 84 yards and a landing towards No. 20 Texas and adopted that with six catches for 87 yards and a rating within the win over Texas Southern. In his final outing, he discovered the tip zone twice and totaled 98 yards on 5 catches to provide him 37 receptions for 491 yards and 6 TDs this yr, and he ranks within the high 15 within the FBS in all of these classes. Franklin continues to take a seat atop the UTSA all-time charts for receptions (205), receiving yards (2,703) and TD catches (28). Additional, he ranks third amongst lively FBS gamers in receptions and receiving touchdowns, sixth in receptions per sport (5.54) and receiving yards and seventh in receiving yards per sport (73.1).
 
Certain-handed Cephus
Joshua Cephus has constructed a fame as a large receiver who doesn’t drop something thrown his manner. The senior from Houston has been tagged with solely six drops throughout his profession — none this season — for a drop price of three.4% in response to Professional Soccer Focus. He began 2022 by piling up 106 yards on seven receptions, together with a 51-yard catch-and-run that opened the scoring for UTSA towards No. 24 Houston. Cephus then recorded his second straight 100-yard sport with 112 on 10 receptions within the 41-38 additional time conquer Military. He caught seven passes for 80 yards and had a 45-yard TD catch worn out by a penalty towards No. 20 Texas earlier than topping the century mark for the third time this season with a career-high 114 yards and a TD on 5 receptions versus Texas Southern. Cephus had seven receptions for 91 yards within the street conquer Center Tennessee to provide him 36 catches for 503 yards and two TDs this yr. The Dekaney Excessive product now has turned 173 catches into 2,022 yards and 14 touchdowns throughout his profession, marks that rank within the high three on this system’s all-time chart.
 
Clark creating highlight-reel catches
De’Corian “JT” Clark has emerged as one among UTSA’s high receiving targets, typically making catches worthy of a spot on any spotlight reel. The senior from Fort Value caught six passes for 70 yards and a pair of spectacular landing grabs within the season-opening setback to No. 24 Houston on Sept. 3. Clark — who will get his nickname from his center title, John Thomas — hauled in a 15-yard go from Frank Harris that gave the Roadrunners a 21-7 benefit within the third quarter, and he made a diving catch between two defenders on a 13-yard TD within the second additional time that helped drive a 3rd additional interval. Clark offered one other spotlight catch together with his game-winning 7-yard seize within the nook of the tip zone to assist carry UTSA to a 41-38 additional time conquer Military on Sept. 10. He posted 5 receptions for 40 yards towards No. 20 Texas after which offered extra highlights within the 52-24 win over Texas Southern. Clark broke the varsity file for receiving yards in a sport with 217 — the second-most by any FBS participant this season — on 9 receptions and was tabbed East-West Shrine Bowl Breakout Offensive Participant of the Week. He caught three landing passes — a 31-yarder the place he stretched the ball on the aim line powerful the pylon, a 69-yard catch-and-run on the opening possession of the second half and a 7-yard seize over a defender ultimately zone within the fourth quarter — to match his personal UTSA customary set final yr within the street win over Western Kentucky. Clark turned in his second straight 100-yard sport with 139 yards on eight catches within the 45-30 street conquer Center Tennessee to provide him 5 for his profession, and incomes him a spot on the Biletnikoff Award watch record as a part of 10 midseason additions. He now has 35 catches, 556 yards and 6 touchdowns and is one among solely 15 FBS gamers with three landing catches in a sport this yr. A product of O.D. Wyatt Excessive Faculty, he surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for his profession towards the Longhorns, and he now has 1,374 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns on 96 catches in 38 contests.
 
Cardenas a twin risk at tight finish 
UTSA junior Oscar Cardenas has developed right into a punishing blocker and dependable pass-catcher on the tight finish place. The San Antonio Brandeis Excessive graduate earned a spot on the John Mackey Award preseason watch record this summer season after a breakout 2021 marketing campaign. He appeared in all 14 video games and made 4 begins final fall, catching 16 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Cardenas performed a task in one of many iconic moments in UTSA’s historical past, hauling within the game-winning TD reception after a tipped go with three seconds left within the 34-31 victory over UAB final November. He additionally had a 28-yard catch on the game-winning drive within the last minute versus the Blazers to assist the Roadrunners clinch the Convention USA West Division title. Cardenas, who has 35 profession contests underneath his belt, got here up massive in a key street conquer WKU final season as properly, catching a pair of passes for 19 yards, together with an 11-yard TD. He caught a pair of passes within the 2022 opener towards No. 24 Houston together with a key 25-yard reception that arrange the game-tying subject aim as time expired. He added two extra receptions for 18 yards within the 41-38 additional time conquer Military on Sept. 10 and adopted that with 28 yards on three catches towards No. 20 Texas. Following a 16-yard seize within the 45-30 win at Center Tennessee, Cardenas now has eight catches for 98 yards this yr and 27 receptions for 377 yards and two touchdowns as a Roadrunner.
 
Expertise up entrance
UTSA brings again one of the crucial skilled offensive traces within the FBS this fall. The quartet of Kevin Davis (46 begins), Makai Hart (21), Terrell Haynes (25) and Ahofitu Maka (42) have mixed for 134 profession begins, which ranks fourth amongst all FBS colleges. That foursome additionally has mixed to play in 152 video games, good for tenth nationally. With 4 starters returning, UTSA was tied with a number of different colleges behind 9 squads that returned all 5 starters this season.
 
Maka makes it occur on and off the sector
Ahofitu Maka is again for his fourth season as UTSA’s beginning middle, main the best way on a veteran offensive line. A second-team all-conference choice in every of the final two seasons, the Honolulu, Hawai’i, native has began 42 profession video games — 41 at middle — as a Roadrunner after transferring from Independence Neighborhood School previous to the 2019 marketing campaign. Relationship again to the beginning of the 2020 season, the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy preseason watch record member has allowed solely two sacks in additional than 1,100 pass-blocking snaps, in response to Professional Soccer Focus, serving to pave the best way for a record-setting offense. In 2020, UTSA broke single-season program data for speeding yards (2,585), speeding yards per sport (215.4), yards per rush (5.21) and speeding touchdowns (24). Maka surrendered only one sack and three hits on the quarterback in 430 pass-blocking snaps that season. Final fall, Maka — who landed on the Polynesian School Soccer Participant of the Yr watch record — began all 14 contests, permitting only one sack and three hits on the quarterback in 471 pass-blocking snaps to assist UTSA set college data for complete yards (6,146), complete yards per sport (439.0), passing yards (3,577), passing yards per sport (255.5), factors scored (516) and factors per sport (36.9). Thus far this season, Maka has not surrendered a sack or hit on the quarterback in 249 pass-blocking snaps and has solely dedicated one penalty in 393 performs. Additionally a superb pupil, Maka is a two-time CoSIDA Educational All-District honoree, a three-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member, a 2021 C-USA All-Educational Crew choose and a C-USA Educational Medal recipient. On Sept. 28, he was chosen as a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, faculty soccer’s premier scholar-athlete award.
 
Give me that
UTSA has constructed a fame for developing with takeaways within the Jeff Traylor period. The Roadrunners got here up with 19 turnovers (11 interceptions/eight fumble recoveries) in 2020 and adopted that by recovering 13 fumbles and selecting off 12 passes for 25 takeaways final fall, good for tenth nationally. Via 5 video games in 2022, UTSA has give you three fumbles and a pair of interceptions. Dadrian Taylor recovered a fumble within the season opener towards No. 24 Houston and Caleb Cantrell and Rashad Wisdom every got here up with a restoration within the 41-38 additional time win over Military. Dywan Griffin and Avery Morris picked off the primary passes of the marketing campaign for the Roadrunners within the 52-24 conquer Texas Southern.
 
D-line rotation retains Roadrunners contemporary
UTSA defensive coordinator Jess Loepp makes use of a deep rotation up entrance to maintain the Roadrunners contemporary all through the course of a sport. The Roadrunners performed 9 defensive linemen within the season-opening 37-35, triple-overtime loss to No. 24 Houston. Brandon Brown, Brandon Matterson and Asyrus Simon drew begins and mixed to register 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a pressured fumble and a go breakup. Simon led that trio with seven stops, whereas Brown made 1.5 sacks and prompted the fumble. Joe Evans (3 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks), Lamonte McDougle (2 tackles), Trumane Bell II (0.5 TFL, QBH), Christian Clayton (deal with), Zach Causey and Ronald Triplette additionally noticed snaps towards the Cougars. A complete of 10 defensive linemen noticed motion within the 41-38 comeback conquer Military on Sept. 10, led by Matterson (5 tackles, 0.5 TFL), McDougle (4 tackles), Bell (4 tackles, sack), Evans (3 tackles) and Nick Booker-Brown (3 tackles, sack). UTSA has rotated 10 gamers on the d-line in every of the previous three video games with Matterson’s 5 tackles pacing the unit towards No. 20 Texas, Triplette’s six stops main the best way within the win over Texas Southern and Evans’ two tackles topping the group within the 45-30 win at Center Tennessee.
 
Linebacker leaders 
The Roadrunners aren’t quick on management within the second line of protection this fall, as three gamers who earned one of many coveted single-digit jersey numbers lining up as starters at linebacker. The tandem of Trevor Harmanson, who’s sporting No. 1, and Jamal Ligon, who’s donning No. 8 for the second straight season, gives UTSA with two veterans within the center. An excellent senior from Dickinson, Texas, Harmanson has recorded 210 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions, three pressured fumbles and a pair of recoveries in 42 profession contests. Ligon, a junior out of Tyler Lee Excessive, has registered 173 tackles, 10 TFLs, 5 sacks, three pressured fumbles, a pair of recoveries and an interception in 28 video games as a Roadrunner, and he owns this system single-game tackles file with 19 towards Center Tennessee in 2020. In the meantime, Dadrian Taylor is again in his No. 7 jersey for his last yr manning the SAM linebacker spot. In 50 profession appearances, the Shiner, Texas, native has logged 93 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 4 PBUs, two fumble recoveries and a pair of interceptions, together with a pick-six versus Louisiana Tech final season.
 
Knowledge within the secondary
UTSA senior security Rashad Wisdom has been one of many workforce leaders since he stepped foot on campus within the spring semester of 2019. A two-time first-team all-conference performer, the Converse Judson Excessive graduate has paced the Roadrunners in complete tackles in every of the previous two seasons. Final fall, the 2022 C-USA Preseason Defensive Participant of the Yr recorded 88 tackles, 67 solo stops, 4 tackles for loss, six go breakups and a pressured fumble. He logged 10-plus tackles thrice, together with a season-high 13 within the 52-46 street win over WKU, giving him eight profession video games with double-digit stops. A member of preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Chuck Bednarik and Paycom Jim Thorpe Awards, he opened 2022 with 5 tackles, together with 4 solo stops, towards No. 24 Houston, adopted by a deal with and a fumble restoration within the comeback win over Military. Knowledge registered 4 tackles at No. 20 Texas and two extra within the win towards Texas Southern regardless of solely enjoying one half. Knowledge, who missed the Center Tennessee sport because of harm, and now has 239 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 5 interceptions, 4 pressured fumbles, two sacks and a pair of fumble recoveries in 42 profession contests. Knowledge is tenth amongst lively FBS gamers with 168 solo tackles and eleventh with two interception returns for touchdowns, which additionally is sweet for a share of the varsity file.
 
Mayfield snug on an island
UTSA cornerback Corey Mayfield Jr. was thrown into the hearth, so to talk, as a real freshman in 2018, seeing motion in 10 video games and drawing two begins. The Forney, Texas, native has made probably the most of that early enjoying time, creating into a gentle presence on the place in the course of the course of his profession with 39 begins in 52 contests. The son of former Oklahoma and NFL defensive lineman Corey Mayfield, he has acquired honorable point out all-conference accolades in every of the previous two seasons. Final fall, he registered 37 tackles, three tackles for loss, three go breakups one pressured fumble and an interception that he returned 49 yards for a landing within the 45-0 shutout of Rice. In 2020, he had a pair of interceptions and broke up a team-best six passes to go together with 37 stops and three TFLs. He began this season with six complete tackles, 4 solo stops and a key go breakup deep in UTSA territory towards No. 24 Houston. Mayfield then registered three tackles and a key PBU in additional time of UTSA’s 41-38 comeback win over Military on Sept. 10 earlier than logging 4 solo stops and a PBU at No. 20 Texas. Mayfield made three tackles within the victory towards Texas Southern and added 4 extra within the street win over Center Tennessee to provide him 20 tackles and a pair of breakups this yr and 123 tackles, 12 PBUs, 4 interceptions and two pressured fumbles for his profession.
 
Carpenter makes historical past
Chris Carpenter stamped his title within the UTSA file guide as the primary Roadrunner to return a kickoff for a landing when he took one again 97 yards for a rating within the 52-24 victory over Texas Southern on Sept. 24. A local of Jacksonville, Texas, who transferred from Colorado this yr, his return additionally soared to the highest of this system’s record of longest performs, shifting forward of Jarveon Williams’ 92-yard run versus Southern Miss in 2016. Now in its twelfth season, UTSA had returned a complete of 396 kickoffs with no rating earlier than Carpenter broke free for his file setter. The earlier longest kickoff return earlier than Carpenter’s 97-yarder was 87 yards by Kam Jones at Florida Atlantic in 2014.
 
Punter from Down Below
In its temporary historical past, UTSA has developed constant success within the punting sport with the likes of Kristian Stern and Yannis Routsas, a 2017 Ray Man Award semifinalist. Lucas Dean has emerged as the following in that sturdy punting lineage. A product of Prokick Australia and the primary Roadrunner from Down Below, Dean has used an Australian Guidelines Soccer background to assist present UTSA with a weapon within the kicking sport since his arrival on campus in 2019. This season, he’s averaging 47.9 yards on 15 punts with six of 50-plus yards and 5 contained in the 20-yard line. Dean loved a profession day within the 52-24 win over Texas Southern on Sept. 24, breaking his personal college file with a 76-yard punt late within the contest He additionally had kicks of 67 and 52 yards and averaged 60.5 on 4 punts in that contest to smash his personal UTSA customary of 51.2 set towards North Texas final season. Dean averaged 52.0 yards on two punts with a protracted of 57 within the 45-30 win at Center Tennessee in his final outing. As a real freshman, he averaged 40.8 yards on 65 punts and booted 12 of 50-plus yards. Dean offered fairly the encore in 2020, shattering UTSA’s single-season punting common file with a 46.0 mark to guide Convention USA and rank sixth nationally. He was a Ray Man Award semifinalist, the C-USA Particular Groups Participant of the Yr and a second-team All-American by the Sporting Information that season. Final fall, Dean punted 47 occasions for a forty five.2 common that ranks second on this system’s single-season chart, incomes second-team all-league accolades. The Ray Man Award preseason watch record member now owns 4 of the 5 longest punts in UTSA historical past and has improved his college file profession common to 44.1, which ranks tenth amongst lively FBS punters.
 
Welcome again, Sackett
Not typically does a school soccer participant end his profession the place he began after transferring, however UTSA senior Jared Sackett is doing simply that this season. As a real freshman in 2017, he made 19 of twenty-two subject targets (.864) for the Roadrunners to rank third within the FBS in subject targets per sport (1.9) and ninth in field-goal proportion (.864) regardless of not showing within the season opener. These numbers helped him grow to be the second Freshman All-American in program historical past and UTSA’s first Lou Groza Award semifinalist. The Fort Value native linked on 14 of 19 subject targets en path to his second straight season as a Groza Award semifinalist. After transferring to Arkansas to kick for a training employees that included Jeff Traylor, he sat out the 2019 season after which moved on to USF following a training change. Sackett made 5 of seven subject targets and all 10 additional factors he tried in restricted motion in 2020 for the Bulls. After not kicking in any video games final fall, he transferred again to UTSA for his last marketing campaign, getting into this season as a member of the Lou Groza Award watch record. He opened his second stint as a Roadrunner by drilling a pair of subject targets, together with a 37-yarder as time expired to ship the sport into additional time, and likewise made all three additional factors and had two touchbacks on 4 kickoffs towards No. 24 Houston. Sackett was tabbed C-USA Particular Groups Participant of the Week for his effort towards the Cougars. Towards No. 20 Texas, he made each subject aim tries and two extra-point makes an attempt, recorded three touchbacks and executed an onside kick that was recovered by Jimmori Robinson. Sackett drilled a 43-yard subject aim, had three touchbacks and made seven PATs within the 52-24 win over Texas Southern and made a 28-yarder and 6 additional factors to go together with three touchbacks within the 45-30 victory at Center Tennessee. He has made 44 subject targets — tied for twenty first amongst lively FBS kickers — on 56 tries (78.6%) and 74 PATs throughout his collegiate profession.
 
Transfers making speedy influence
UTSA has seen a number of first-year transfers make a direct influence this season. Nicktroy Fortune, who final performed for West Virginia, has began the primary 5 video games at cornerback and registered 14 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and three go breakups. LSU switch Joe Evans has seen a lot motion on the defensive position and owns eight stops, 2.5 TFLs and half a sack in 4 contests. NC State switch defensive lineman Nick Booker-Brown made his UTSA debut within the 41-38 comeback win at Military, recording three tackles together with a sack for a 5-yard loss, and now has six stops on the yr. Pig Cage, a defensive again from LSU who began his profession at Nicholls, has logged seven tackles and a TFL in 5 contests. On offense, Venly Tatafu, who got here from Independence Neighborhood School, earned the beginning left deal with job and has helped the offense common 500.8 yards per sport. Arkansas switch working again Trelon Smith has rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in three outings, whereas Colorado switch Chris Carpenter turned the primary Roadrunner to return a kickoff for a landing with a 97-yarder within the victory towards Texas Southern.
 
FBS graduates
UTSA boasts 22 graduates on its 2022 roster, a complete that’s tied for the third-most amongst FBS groups. Nebraska leads the best way with 26, adopted by Liberty and Rice with 23. The Roadrunners are equal with Baylor, Japanese Michigan, Fresno State, North Texas, Pitt and Texas State.
 
UTSA’s Graduates
Trumane Bell 
Tre’Von Bradley 
Brenden Brady
Quincy Cage
Caleb Cantrell 
Clifford Chattman
Kevin Davis 
Trevor Harmanson 
Frank Harris 
Makai Hart
Terrell Haynes 
Payne He’bert
Ahofitu Maka 
Brandon Matterson 
Lamonte McDougle
Dru Prox
Jared Sackett
Gavin Sharp 
Trelon Smith
Dadrian Taylor 
Tony Wallace
Julon Williams 
 
Brotherly duos
UTSA has three units of brothers on the 2022 roster in security Pig Cage and vast receiver Quincy Cage, offensive lineman Kevin Davis and vast receiver Isaiah Davis, together with outdoors linebackers Dadrian and Donyai Taylor. The Roadrunners are one among solely 9 FBS groups with a number of units of brothers this season.
 
TV birds
Saturday’s sport will air on ESPN+, marking 116 straight televised/streamed appearances for the Roadrunners. The final UTSA sport that was not broadcast was the 2012 season finale towards Texas State. 
 
Sixteen Roadrunners in tremendous senior season
A complete of 16 UTSA seniors have elected to make the most of their additional yr of eligibility this fall because of an NCAA blanket waiver for all 2020 fall sports activities student-athletes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Brenden Brady
Caleb Cantrell
Clifford Chattman
Kevin Davis
Trevor Harmanson
Frank Harris
Makai Hart
Ahofitu Maka
Brandon Matterson
Corey Mayfield Jr.
Dru Prox
Jared Sackett
Gavin Sharp
Trelon Smith
Dadrian Taylor
Tony Wallace
 
Duo in seventh season of faculty soccer
UTSA seniors Clifford Chattman and Dru Prox are in uncommon firm as two of solely 23 FBS gamers who’re in at the very least their seventh season of faculty soccer. In actual fact, that duo makes UTSA the one college on the record with two present seventh-year gamers.
 
A concentrate on recruiting Texas
UTSA’s 112-man roster options 87 gamers — 78% — who hail from the state of Texas. Louisiana stands second with 5 gamers, whereas there are three every from California, Florida and Mississippi and two apiece from Georgia and Tennessee. Hawai’i, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon and Virginia every have produced one present Roadrunner, whereas Lucas Dean is the lone UTSA participant from Australia.
 
Maintaining them dwelling
UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor and his employees have positioned an emphasis on recruiting the town of San Antonio and thesurrounding space. The present roster contains 26 gamers from Larger San Antonio with a team-high 5 hailing from perennial energy Converse Judson Excessive Faculty.
 
Participant (Excessive Faculty)
Rudy Aleman Jr. (Warren)
Brenden Brady (Steele)
Oscar Cardenas (Brandeis)
Cade Collenback (O’Connor)
Frank Harris (Clemens)
Caden Holt (New Braunfels Canyon)
Xion LaGrant (Cornerstone Christian)
Ethan Laing (Boerne Champion)
Caleb Lewis (Steele)
De’Anthony Lewis (Judson)
Deandre Marshall (Central Catholic)
Frankie Martinez (East Central)
Brandon Matterson (Brandeis)
Trey Moore (Smithson Valley)
Matthew O’Brien (New Braunfels)
Xavier Player (Steele)
Jalen Rainey (Brandeis)
Jaren Randle (Johnson)
Robert Rigsby (Judson)
Ben Rios (Central Catholic)
Justin Rodriguez (Johnson)
Kamron Scott (Judson)
Xavier Spencer (Judson)
Dre Spriggs (Harlan)
Julon Williams (Judson)
Rashad Wisdom (Judson)
 
UTSA’s 210 Triangle of Toughness
Since his arrival in December 2019, UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor has instilled into this system his 210 Triangle Of Toughness Tradition Pillars: Integrity, Ardour, Psychological & Bodily Toughness, Selfless and Excellent Effort. As a part of that tradition, the gamers voted after fall camp on who would earn single-digit jersey numbers, a reward for representing psychological and bodily toughness on and off the sector. The numbers 2, 1 and 0 — San Antonio’s space code — had been chosen for the gamers voted to signify the 210 Model, the UTSA Triangle of Toughness. Beneath are the single-digit jersey numbers as voted by their teammates:
 
0 — Frank Harris, Rashad Wisdom
1 — De’Corian Clark, Trevor Harmanson
2 — Joshua Cephus, Corey Mayfield Jr.
3 — Brandon Matterson 
4 — Clifford Chattman, Zakhari Franklin
5 — Brenden Brady, Lucas Dean
6 — Kelechi Nwachuku
7 — Dadrian Taylor
8 — Jamal Ligon
9 — Brandon Brown, Oscar Cardenas
 
Offensive linemen Kevin Davis (61), Makai Hart (77), Terrell Haynes (58) and Ahofitu Maka (55) additionally acquired the required votes however can not change to a single-digit quantity because of their place.
 
Management Council elected
Previous to the season, UTSA elected a Management Council made up of representatives from every place group.
Quarterbacks — Frank Harris
Operating Backs — Brenden Brady
Extensive Receivers — Joshua Cephus
Tight Ends — Oscar Cardenas
Offensive Line — Ahofitu Maka
Defensive Line — Brandon Brown
Inside Linebackers — Jamal Ligon
Exterior Linebackers (S) — Dadrian Taylor
Exterior Linebackers (W) — Trey Moore
Safeties — Kelechi Nwachuku, Rashad Wisdom
Cornerbacks — Corey Mayfield Jr.
Specialists — Caleb Cantrell, Lucas Dean
 
Up subsequent
UTSA will hit the street to face FIU on Friday, Oct. 14. Kickoff is ready for 7 p.m. Central time and the sport will air stay on CBS Sports activities Community and Ticket 760 AM.
 
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