MANHATTAN – Despite a solid first quarter, the UTSA Roadrunners suffered a 41-17 loss to the Kansas State Wildcats (2-1) at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
After tying the game up at 7-7, the Wildcats scored 34 consecutive points to pull away. By halftime, Kansas State had full control and never trailed in the game.
“Our team continued to fight all the way to the end,” UTSA Head Coach Frank Wilson said. “Our defense came in and did what they wanted to do to stop the run. We just couldn’t stop the big plays.”
Wildcats quarterback Skylar Thompson completed 13-of-18 passes for two touchdowns and 213 passing yards. He would also rush for 66 yards on the ground. Overall, Kansas State racked up 449 yards of offense.
UTSA continued to struggle on the defensive end, giving up 40-plus points for the second time this season. The Roadrunners were led by Daryl Godfrey’s eight tackles on that end on the afternoon.
Roadrunners quarterback Cordale Grundy completed 14 of his passes for 108 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, B.J. Daniels and Jalen Rhodes paced the ground game well for UTSA, who have not won a game on the young season.
But Wilson has a message to the UTSA faithful: Keep the faith.
“We couldn’t be more excited to come home and play a rival in Texas State,” he said. “We look forward to having the fans rocking the Alamodome for to our first victory of the season.”
UTSA is now 0-3 on the season and will return to the field next Saturday when they welcome the Texas State Bobcats (1-2) to the Alamodome at 6 p.m. CT for the I-35 Rivalry.