In the annual is-it-or-isn’t-it-a-rivalry game against North Texas, the Roadrunners took care of business and extended their series lead to 3-1 with a 31-17 victory on Saturday at the Alamodome.
Jarveon Williams ran for 74 yards against the Mean Green and is now just 36 yards shy of becoming the program’s first 2,000-yard career rusher.
The other half of UTSA’s running back duo, Jalen Rhodes, notched his 6th and 7th rushing touchdowns this season, putting him just one score away from tying the season-high 8 rushing TDs set by Evans Okotcha in 2012 and matched by Williams in 2015.
UTSA (4-4, 3-2 C-USA) heads to Murfreesboro to face Middle Tennessee (6-2, 3-1 C-USA) this Saturday as 19-point underdogs.
UTSA’s best season since 2011 came to an end on Friday, as the Roadrunners fell to Louisiana Tech 3-0 on Senior Night at Park West.
Needing a win and some help to qualify for the conference tournament, the Roadrunners’ postseason drought was extended to five seasons after the loss, but the future looks bright for the program that featured a very underclassmen-heavy roster under third-year head coach Greg Sheen.
UTSA forward Jordyn Lacy was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team, becoming the first field player to receive the honor in program history. Lacy started every match this season and finished with five goals and five assists.
UTSA volleyball split their two matches over the weekend, defeating UAB in four sets on Friday before getting swept by Louisiana Tech on Sunday. It was the first sweep that the Roadrunners have suffered in conference play this year.
Despite the loss, UTSA remains second-best in the conference in terms of RPI (64) and have already clinched a C-USA tournament berth.
— UTSA Volleyball (@UTSAvolleyball) October 29, 2016
The Roadrunners (7-3 C-USA) return home to take on FAU (8-2) on Friday and FIU (2-8) on Sunday in their final two home games of the season.
The UTSA golf team finished in second place at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational on the back of Zander Lozano’s individual title. Lozano was named C-USA Player of the Week for his performance.
The team is in Hawaii this weekend to close out the fall season at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Conference USA Championships last weekend and finished in 8th and 9th place, respectively.
The Roadrunners opened up the season last Friday with a 75-34 exhibition win over Texas A&M International. They will play one more exhibition game, at home against Trinity on Saturday, before kicking off the regular season on November 11.
ROADRUNNERS IN THE PROS
Teddy Williams was placed on injured reserve last week, while David Morgan II continued to struggle to get playing time in Norv Turner’s offense, but will now aim for a larger role under interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.
UTSA basketball alum Ryan Bowie was selected in the NBA’s D-League Draft, with pick 17 of the fourth round (82nd overall) by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Skyforce will travel to Texas for six games this season (two each in Frisco, Cedar Park, and Hidalgo).