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Sincere McCormick Scores 3 Second-Half TDs to Lead Against UTSA Comeback Louisiana Tech

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After generating just 116 yards in the first half, UTSA came out running in the second half – literally. The Roadrunner offense leaned on the nation’s leading rusher, Sincere McCormick who came out of the locker room ready to rumble, and on UTSA’s first offensive possession, he carried the rock 9 times for 43 yards and a score off a hand-off on the option from Frank Harris.

The score seemed to energize the Roadrunner defense who forced a 3-and-out on Louisiana Tech’s ensuing possession, which featured a 13-yard sack by UTSA DT, Brandon Matterson. UTSA would get the ball back off the punt, but Frank Harris threw a bad pass that Tech’s Ezekiel Barnett returned 60 yards for a touchdown. The interception was Harris’ second of the day, and pick-6 gave the visitors a 26-13 lead that would stand as the game entered the fourth quarter.

From that point, Sincere McCormick took over the game and got the crowd at the Alamodome into the action scoring two rushing touchdowns, first from six yards out, then a 45-yard sprint to the end-zone. The scores flipped the script on the game, and the 14 unanswered points put UTSA in the lead 27-26 with 6 minutes remaining.


With the crowd behind them and the lead, the Roadrunner defense found another gear, restricting Louisiana Tech to just 2 offensive yards in the 3rd quarter (13 passing and -11 rushing). The story wasn’t much better in the fourth quarter for Tech as they netted just 35 yards the rest of the way.

To wrap a bow on the day for Sincere McCormick, he ran his way into third place in UTSA history with 1,776 career rushing yards, and that was in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, McCormick, a sophomore, broke his own school record for rushing attempts in a game when he carried the ball for a 35th time. Sincere finished the day with 37 carries for 165 yards and 3 scores, while catching both of the passes thrown his way for another 12 yards.

Coming into the weekend, McCormick led the nation in rushing with 702 yards, and a 110 yard buffer between himself and Khalil Herbert of Virginia Tech who entered with 592 yards.

With the win, the Roadrunners end a three-game losing streak and improve to 4-3 on the season, and 2-1 in Conference USA. UTSA will hit the road for the next two weeks, first heading to Florida to take on Florida Atlantic on Halloween, then Rice University on November 7th. The team will return to the Alamodome on November 14th against UTEP at 2:00pm.

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