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UTSA Game Day Gallery: Week 6 Army

All photos courtesy of Aaron Meullion // 1st & 210

The UTSA RoadRunners were outlasted by the Army Black Knights 26-16 as earlier reported by Jonas Clark of Project Spurs Network. A full breakdown of both the 1st & 2nd halfs can be found on 1st & 210. Army handed UTSA their first loss in the Alamodome this season and while the Black Knights may have lead from the opening touchdown, the game was much closer than the score suggests. Here are a few more frames from the RoadRunners third home game of the season.

All photos courtesy of Aaron Meullion // 1st & 210

The Army Black Knights line up on the UTSA 34-yard line
Anthony Adkins breaks outside on a 66-yard touchdown run.
The Army Black Knights celebrate in the south end-zone.
Landon Slayers converts on the PAT to put Army ahead 7-0 with 2:34 left in the 1st quarter.
Army special teams takes the field.
Army kicks off to UTSA.
UTSA QB Lowell Narcisse receives the snap in his 1st start.

UTSA Junior Lowell Narcisse made his 1st start of the 2020 season. After playing well in the RoadRunners narrow loss to BYU last week, Coach Traylor gave Narcisse the nod. Narcisses’ pocket presence was on display as he waited until the his receivers have fully developed their routs before he finally delivered passes right over the defense.

Narcisse makes a throw over the Army Black Knight pass rush.
UTSA QB Lowell Narcisse receives the snap and hands off to RB Sincere McCormmick.
Narcisse moves the RoadRunner offense through the air.

Trailing 0-7 early in the second quarter, UTSA would call on Senior Hunter Duplessis for a career long 50-yard field goal attempt. Duplessis (reliable as ever) would nail the long distance kick to put UTSA on the scoreboard.

UTSA Senior Hunter Duplessis lines up for a career long attempt.
Army Special Teams nearly block the 50-yard field goal.
The RoadRunners celebrate the 3rd longest Field Goal in program history!

Army would retaliate with a six minute, 13 play, 74-yard scoring drive. All 13 plays would be rush attempts out of Armys’ infamous triple option offense. After big yardage gains from QB Tyhier Tyler, the Black Knights would march down to the UTSA goal line.

Army QB Tyhier Tyler carries the ball downfield on a 14-yard gain
Army QB Tyhier Tyler runs the triple option offense.
Army QB Tyhier Tyler attempts to hurdle the UTSA DB Corey Mayfield Jr.
The Army Black Knights line up on the UTSA 5-yard line.
Army RB J Buchanan receives the handoff on a 5-yard touchdown dive between the tackles.
Special Teams line up for the Army PAT.

Army kicker Landon Salyers would convert on the kick to put the Black Knights ahead 14-3 with 5:06 left in the second quarter. UTSA would respond with their own 14 play, 87 yard drive capped off with a 1-yard touchdown from QB Lowell Narcisse to receiver Zakhari Franklin with just 11 seconds remaining in the 1st half.

UTSA QB Lowell Narcisse leads the RoadRunners offense on an 87-yard scoring drive.
Army enters halftime leading UTSA 14-10

A full recap of the 1st half action can be found here on 1st & 210

The UTSA defense made a far more prevalent appearance in the second half.
UTSA Defensive Line-man celebrate the stop on 3rd down.
UTSA defense reads the option and reacts in time to stop Army short of the 1st down marker.
UTSA DB’s Clarence Hicks and Corey Mayfield Jr. celebrate the critical tackle.
Army QB Tyhier Tyler cuts upfield following his blockers.

A 37-yard rush from Tyhier Tyler would put the Black Knights ahead 21-10 with 4 minutes remaining in the third quarter.

UTSA WR Brennon Dingle returns the kickoff early in the 3rd quarter.
UTSA QB Lowell Narcisse attempts to escape the Army pass rush.
UTSA QB Lowell Narcisse rushes for a 20 yard gain on 4th down.
UTSA QB Lowell Narcisse goes down with an injury after carrying the ball down to the 11-yard line.
UTSA QB Frank Harris steps in for injured QB Lowell Narcisse and completes the drive with an 11 yard touchdown to Zakhari Franklin.
UTSA QB Frank Harris celebrates the 20-yard touchdown throw on his 1st snap of the game.
The RoadRunner coaching staff celebrate the touchdown.
UTSA Kicker Hunter Duplessis kicks off as the Runners trail 21-16

The RoadRunners now trailed 21-16. With just 1 score seperating the teams, the Army offense would shift into a higher gear.

Army Offense coordinates on the sidelines.

The Black Knights ONLY pass of the game was a 53-yard toss from Cade Ballard to receiver Camden Harrison over the top of the RoadRunner defense. It clearly caught the UTSA defense off guard after 3 quarters of nothing but rush attempts. The completion positioned Army for a third touchdown rush, this time from QB Cade Ballard. Army now held a commanding 28-16 lead that they would hold for the remainder of the game.

UTSA QB Frank Harris says a quick prayer after checking in for injured QB Lowell Narcisse.
UTSA QB Frank Harris receives the snap.
UTSA QB Frank Harris escapes the pocket.
UTSA QB Frank Harris gets a throw off as the Army pass rush closes in.
The UTSA bench reacts to the Runners’ turn over on downs.

UTSA would drive into scoring range, however a costly turnover on downs would all but seal the RoadRunners fate. The UTSA defense would play inspired as they did all they could to keep the RoadRunners in the game. Sophomore safety Kelechi Nwachuku would lead the team with 16 tackles.

UTSA DB Kalechi Nwachuku fights through blockers.
The UTSA defense recoveres a fumble late in the 4th quarter as the RoadRunners trail by 12 points.
UTSA Defensive lineman celebrates the fumble recovery.
UTSA coaching staff equipped in custom PPE.

While the Runners were able to overcome, a devastating injury to their starting QB; the relentless rushing attack of the Army Black Knights resulted in the UTSAs’ 3rd loss of the season. Army would total 305 yard on the ground as they escaped “Military town USA” with a win over our hometown team. The RoadRunners now stand 3-3 while (1-1) in conference USA play. UTSA will host conference rival Louisiana Tech in the Alamodome this Saturday evening!

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