2013 UTSA Roadrunners Football
Saturday, Sept. 28
Alamodome · San Antonio, Texas
· Seniors LB Steven Kurfehs, TE Jeremiah Moeller and QB Eric Soza and S Triston Wade served as captains for today’s game.
· Soza completed 29-of-40 passes for a school-record 316 yards to top his own mark of 314 yards against No. 22 Louisiana Tech (Nov. 3, 2012). The Beeville native connected on a pair of touchdowns through the air and rushed for another. It marked the third 300-yard game of Soza’s career and the second this season.
· The Roadrunners racked up 493 yards of offense, which was their second-highest total of the season. UTSA gained a school-record 504 yards in its 56-35 loss to then-No. 13 Oklahoma State (Sept. 7). In two home games this season, the Birds are averaging 498.5 yards of offense.
· UTSA drove 81 yards in 12 plays and a touchdown for its second opening-drive TD this season. The Birds drove down the field for a touchdown last weekend against UTEP for the other score. In addition, it was just the second touchdown on an opening possession that Houston has allowed on the season. That score also came last weekend in the Cougars’ 31-26 win over Rice, when the Owls scored on their first possession.
· UTSA covered 75 yards in 14 plays for a touchdown to knot the score at 14 in the second quarter. The drive lasted 7:22, which is the longest time of possession on a scoring drive of the season for the Birds.
· UTSA’s last nine touchdown drives have covered at least 70 yards. The streak dates back to the Roadrunners’ final touchdown drive against Oklahoma State (Sept. 8).
· The UTSA defense held Houston to a season-low 150 yards rushing. The Cougars’ previous low was 165 yards against Rice (Sept. 21).
· Soza completed passes to 14 different receivers. He has found at least 11 different targets in all five games this season.
· Junior PK Sean Ianno extended his streak of consecutive PATs made to 67 (perfect for his three-year career).
· UTSA scored four touchdowns in six trips to the red zone today and now have scored 14 times (12 TD/2 FG) in 17 trips this season. (12 TDs/2 FGs in 17 trips). Ianno’s blocked 29-yard field goal attempt marked just the second time this season that the Roadrunners had failed to score in the red zone.
· The Roadrunners are now 5-for-5 on fourth-down conversions after moving the chains on a 4th-and-1 midway through the second quarter.
· The teams combined to score 42 points in the first half to tie the highest output in the opening half this season. Oklahoma State and UTSA matched that effort when the Cowboys led 35-7 at the break.
· DE Robert Singletary and QB Zach Conque each saw the field for the first time in their UTSA career today.
· Today’s attendance was 32,487, which is the sixth-largest crowd in program history.