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UTSA dominates La Tech with a 45-16 win in Ruston

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Nothing in the record books is safe around the UTSA Roadrunners this season. In what has been a record setting season on nearly every level, the Roadrunners traveled to Ruston to take on the 2-4 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. UTSA had never won in Ruston before.

Mark off another record in the annals of UTSA Football.

 


La Tech strikes first/Runners answer quickly

The Bulldogs opened up the scoring with a 47 yard touchdown capping an 6 play, 82 yard drive.

2 plays later, Frank Harris connected with Zakhari Franklin on a 75 yard pass to even the score at 7-7.

UTSA Defense shows up

The Roadrunner defense put together a highlight reel on the road. Clarence Hicks logged 2.5 sacks while the rest of the UTSA defense would add 3.5 more to match a school record for sacks (6) in a game set on September 3, 2016 against Alabama State.

Dadrian Taylor intercepted a pass early in the 3rd quarter at the UTSA 49 yard line and returned it 51 yards for a defensive touchdown. that UTSA’s 3rd in the last two weeks and their 5th overall.

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, La Tech tried to score one more time only to have Fred Robinson pick off the pass in the end zone to pad the stats on an incredible defensive performance.

The Return of Zakhari

Zakhari Franklin started the season in incredible fashion but injury along with a receiver corps that took up the slack has left Franklin quiet over the past few weeks.

On Saturday, Franklin roared back onto the stat sheet with 5 catches for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Three from 3

Sincere McCormick does his job each and every week. This week that included 113 yards and 3 touchdowns as McCormick continues to put together a season worthy of note for post season awards and NFL scouts alike.

Open week

UTSA will enjoy an open week in their schedule for the first time in Jeff Traylor’s tenure as Head Coach.  the 2020 season schedule was marred by COVID and saw the Roadrunners play 7 straight weeks. In 2021, UTSA has played another 8 game run without a break.

Conference Picture

UTSA moves to 8-0 and 4-0 in Conference play solidifying first place in the C-USA West after UAB lost to Rice this week 30-24.

After the Runners come off the open week they will travel to El Paso and take on the 6-1(3-0) UTEP Miners on November 6th.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.

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