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UTSA leads WKU 28-24 in a back and forth first half

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Western Kentucky University may be 1-3 while UTSA sits at 5-0 but this is one of the few times the records truly don’t matter.  UTSA Head Coach Jeff Traylor admitted that if the Roadrunners had faced down the schedule the Hilltoppers have seen, he’s not sure what their record would be. He also called the WKU “the best offense we’ve seen this year.”

UTSA and Traylor would prove to anyone unfamiliar with this program that they would do what ever it takes to stay undefeated.

UTSA started off hot moving 75 yards down the field in 3 plays capped off with a 30 yard touchdown pass from Frank Harris to JT Clark.  The Hilltoppers managed a 34 yard Field Goal and the score stood at 7-3.


The Roadrunners decided on a more methodical drive taking 14 plays to find the end zone finishing with a 15 yard Harris pass to Tyree Ogle-Kellogg.  UTSA found themselves leading 14-3 with 5:03 left in the first quarter.

WKU moved 58 yards down the field in 12 plays finding the end zone for the first time to cut the Runners lead to 14-10 to end the first quarter.

The Hilltoppers took a 17-14 lead on a 10 yard rush early in the second quarter.

Frank Harris and Joshua Cephus connected on a touchdown pass, with Cephus tossing a throwback screen to Harris for 23 yards and a 21-17 lead with 8:25 left in the half.

WKU answered with a 33 yard touchdown pass to take back the lead (24-21) WITH 4:47 left in the first half.

Near the end of the first half, the Hilltoppers Defense knocked a Harris pass into the air and intercept the ball only to fumble giving UTSA possession back leading to an 11 yard touchdown pass from Harris to Oscar Cardenas to take a 28-24 lead.

WKU attempted a 55 yard Field Goal as time expired on the first half but it pushed wide right and the Runners carried the 4 point lead to the locker room.

 

Sincere-ly Historic

In the first quarter of tonight’s game, Sincere McCormick became the first player in UTSA history to rush for 3,000 yards.

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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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