SAN ANTONIO – Despite a better effort, the UTSA Roadrunners suffered a 37-20 loss to the Baylor Bears (2-0) in front of 42,071 fans at the Alamodome on Saturday night in the team’s home opener.

After suffering a 45-7 lopsided loss against Arizona State to open the season, UTSA had a much better performance on Saturday night. After trailing 20-6, the Roadrunners would get within seven, thanks to B.J. Daniels’ rushing touchdown just before halftime.

“I thought our team took a step in the right direction,” UTSA Head Coach Frank Wilson said. “I thought we were vastly improved from a week ago. You know, from a defensive standpoint, we were more stout from a rush defense, but what happens when you do that, you put defensive backs on an island, and for the most part, you know, I thought we did tackle, once the ball was caught underneath.”

The Roadrunners were led by junior quarterback Cordale Grundy, who completed 18-of-33 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown, the first of his collegiate career. Daniels ran for 90 yards, including career-long 36-yard run.

Overall as a team, I love the fight that we had,” Grundy said. “We kept — even though we were down, we kept fighting. Never gave up. We didn’t get off to the start offensively that we wanted but they did a good job of fighting.”

Baylor (2-0) racked up a total of 494 yards of total offense, passing for 493 yards and running for 91 yards. Quarterback Charlie Brewer had three touchdowns on the night and threw for 328 yards.

I want to give credit to UTSA – that’s a good football team,” Baylor Head Coach Matt Rhule said. “I like the way they play. They have the edge, they’re tough, they’re big and they’re physical. They held us under 100 yards, which is unacceptable. They ran the football downhill and we knew that last week’s score was not indicative of who they are. Frank Wilson is a winner.”

UTSA’s first quarter mistakes reflected their loss last week in Arizona State. They gave up a touchdown in the opening quarter and some defensive errors were mainly the difference in the matchup.

Wilson knows right now his team is a work in progress and when they are good enough to win, that time will come. But the improvements are there.

When we’re good enough, we’ll be good enough and right now, we’re not good enough to have earned a victory, but we are better today than we were last Saturday,” he said.


The UTSA Roadrunners are now 0-2 on the season and will return to the field next Saturday when they travel to Kansas to face the Kansas State Wildcats (1-1) at 3 p.m. CT.

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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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