Tuesday Roundup: UTSA is bowl eligible, ODU to Bahamas, and more

[Football] UTSA is officially bowl-eligible after defeating Charlotte 33-14 on Saturday. Kerry Thomas had a school-record 145 receiving yards in the game. (goUTSA) (Underdog Dynasty)

[Football] Pre-orders are available now for UTSA bowl game tickets. It’s important to buy tickets through UTSA so that the ticket revenue will go to the school and to make us more attractive to our bowl partners in the future. Also, you will receive a free commemorative t-shirt for each ticket purchased through UTSA. (goUTSA)

[Football] UTSA will host a bonus edition of The Frank Wilson Show at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, live on Ticket 760 AM. (goUTSA)

[Football] Making the case for Frank Wilson as C-USA Coach of the Year. (Underdog Dynasty)

[C-USA] The Underdog Dynasty Power Rankings have UTSA at #4, and Western Kentucky moves above Louisiana Tech at #1. (Underdog Dynasty)

[C-USA] With Southern Miss surprisingly reaching bowl eligibility, the Conference USA bowl picture was shaken up with less than a week to go before matchups are officially unveiled. UTSA is still likely heading to New Mexico, but Heart of Dallas and Armed Forces aren’t out of the question. (Underdog Dynasty) (RowdyReport)

[C-USA] Old Dominion has accepted an invite to the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl on December 23 against Eastern Michigan. (ODU)


Week in Review – 10/27/16

It was a tough weekend for UTSA as volleyball split their matches against the league’s top two teams, soccer lost both of theirs and now need help to make the conference tournament, while football lost in the longest game in C-USA history.


The Roadrunners entered Saturday’s contest against UTEP with just their second multi-game winning streak in the last two and a half years, and a real shot at becoming bowl eligible for the first time in program history. But all that changed when UTSA squandered a 28-14 lead and lost to the Miners after five overtimes, 52-49.

The five-overtime performance was the longest game in UTSA and Conference USA history, and tied for the fifth-longest in all of FBS.

One of the bright spots for UTSA was Kerry Thomas Jr., who hauled in two touchdown passes and surpassed David Morgan II as UTSA’s all-time leader in receiving touchdowns.

UTSA (3-4, 2-2 C-USA) takes on North Texas (4-3, 2-1 C-USA) this Saturday at the Alamodome, after the Mean Green shocked Army last week with a 35-18 victory over the 19-point favorites.


UTSA dropped both of their matches last weekend, falling 2-0 to WKU on Thursday and 2-1 in overtime against FIU on Sunday.

All four goals allowed by the Roadrunners came after the 80th minute, continuing a trend of late defensive struggles that have plagued the team all year.

Read more: Late goals doom Roadrunners heading into final weekend

Despite the losses, UTSA still has an outside shot at making the C-USA Tournament, as long as they can beat Louisiana Tech and get some help in four or five other league matches.

The Roadrunners (9 pts) take on Louisiana Tech (15 pts) at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Park West Athletic Complex. The team needs our support, so if you’re in town make your way out to Park West and support the ladies on their quest for their first C-USA Tournament appearance.


UTSA volleyball hosted the league’s two best teams last weekend, and the crowds at the Convo did not disappoint.

In their first match of the weekend against #2 Rice, the Roadrunners notched their second sweep in conference play and their first in the team’s last six games. Dajana Boskovic set the record for most kills in a three-game match with 27 against the Owls.

Sunday’s match against top-25 WKU proved to be a much larger challenge, however, as the Roadrunners only lasted four sets against the Hilltoppers and the league’s best team extended their winning streak to 13 games. It was the 22nd win for WKU this year, the second-most in all of Division I.

Despite the loss, UTSA moved up to 59th in the RPI rankings after the weekend’s performances, their highest ranking of the season.

The Roadrunners (6-2 C-USA) will travel out of state for two matches this weekend against UAB (3-6) and Louisiana Tech (1-8) as they look to punch their ticket to the conference tournament.


It was a rather lackluster weekend for UTSA alumni in the NFL, with Teddy Williams and the Panthers on a bye week, while David Morgan II returned from injury but only earned five snaps all game in the Vikings first loss of the year.

Read more: Roadrunners in the NFL – Week 7

Both players will be back in action this weekend, as Williams looks to hold onto his newfound playing time, while Morgan looks to earn his back.


UTSA Football adds new page to record books

It was a record-breaking day for UTSA in their 55-32 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday. Running back duo Jalen Rhodes and Jarveon Williams led the way in UTSA’s first conference win in the Wilson era, and became the first 100-yard rushing pair in school history.

Team Single-Game Records

Jalen Rhodes
Jalen Rhodes

55 Points Scored (against FBS opponent)
Previous: 52 (vs. UAB, 10/26/13)

532 Total Offensive Yards
Previous: 525 (@ Arizona, 9/3/15)

339 Rushing Yards
Previous: 299 (vs. Texas State, 11/24/12)

11.3 Offensive Yards Per Play
Previous: 8.3 (vs. CSU, 9/26/15)

9.7 Yards Per Rush
Previous: 8.2 (vs. CSU, 9/26/15)

6 Rushing Touchdowns (tie)
Previous: 6 (vs. NW Ok St, 9/22/12)

Individual Single-Game Records

Rushing Touchdowns
3 – Jalen Rhodes (tie)

Previous: 3 – multiple (most recent: Eric Soza, @ Idaho, 11/17/12)

Individual Career Records

Touchdown Receptions
8 – Kerry Thomas, Jr. (tie)

Previous: 8 – David Morgan II


Longest Play
92-yard Jarveon Williams rush

Previous: 87-yard Kam Jones kickoff return (@ FAU, 9/27/14)

Top 10 Longest Offensive Plays
*92-yard Jarveon Williams rush (vs. USM, 10/8/16)
85-yard Jarveon Williams rush (vs. CSU, 9/26/15)
84-yard Kam Jones rush (@ Tulsa, 11/2/13)
82-yard Soza-Kenny Bias pass (@ NMSU, 9/29/12)
*80-yard Jalen Rhodes rush (vs. USM, 10/8/16)
78-yard Jarveon Williams rush (vs. Rice, 11/21/15)
*77-yard Sturm-Josh Stewart pass (vs. USM, 10/8/16)
77-yard Evans Okotcha rush (vs. Minot State, 11/17/11)
*71-yard Sturm-Kerry Thomas Jr. pass (vs. USM, 10/8/16)
70-yard David Glasco II rush (vs. USM, 11/13/14)

What to watch for

Jarveon Williams
Jarveon Williams

Career Rushing Yards
1. 1,752 – David Glasco II (2011-14)
2. 1,746 – Jarveon Williams (2013-present)

Career Kick Return Yards
1. 989 – Kam Jones (2011-14)
2. 978 – Brett Winnegan (2015-present)

Career All-Purpose Yards
1. 3,144 – Kam Jones (2011-14)
2. 2,711 – Jarveon Williams (2013-present)