SAN ANTONIO – The UTSA Roadrunners had no answers defensively for Army’s ground game in a 31-13 loss in front of 30,718 fans at the Alamodome on Saturday afternoon.
Army (2-1) ran the ball early and often for 340 yards while limiting UTSA to just 51 yards on 27 carries.
For the second straight game, UTSA quarterback Frank Harris struggled to get comfortable in the pocket as he completed 23 of 31 passes for 187 yards but was sacked five times on the afternoon.
The Black Knights scored their opening drive, going 75 yards in three plays. Army got the ball back quickly after Harris fumbled the ball, leading to a field goal from the visitors for the 10-0 lead. Army played tough on the defensive side as they used countless blitzes and screens to confuse the Roadrunners offense.
UTSA finally got on the scoreboard in the third quarter thanks to a change at quarterback as Lowell Narcisse led the Roadrunners down the field 65 yards in 13 plays, capping it off with a score to bring UTSA within three at 10-7.
From there, Army would open the flood gates. Quarterback Jabari Laws got loose for a 41-yard touchdown run and after a UTSA punt would drive down the field for 70 yards in nine plays to make it 24-7.
The UTSA Roadrunners are now 1-2 on the season and will return to the field next Saturday when they head to Denton to face the North Texas Mean Green (1-2) at 6:30 pm Central Time.