After going on a three-game losing streak, the UTSA Roadrunners were finally able to bounce back with a 10 point victory over UTEP on the road. The future was looking bright as the Roadrunners were able to close out a brutal road trip with a much needed win.

The last time the Roadrunners had a home game was nearly a month ago when they got demolished by Army 13-31 on Sept, 14. Yesterday, was just as bad, but this time it was UTSA that was continuously shooting themselves on the foot on key opportunities.

Fans were hoping that the 2-3 Roadrunners would be able to knock out the 4-1 Blazers, because there would be some history added to tonight’s game. It was the 100th game for the UTSA men’s football team.

Early Mistakes

The Blazers ended up winning the coin toss and elected to kick the ball off to UTSA. With a crowd that was roaring with emotion for the team, UTSA could just never get it together early on. They opened the game with a quick 3-and-out. Once UAB got on the field they made plays when it mattered the most and they never looked back.

In the opening drive, the Blazers were able to go 9 plays, 46 yards, 3:50 as Nick Vogel was successful with a 31-yd fg to make it 3-0. After UTSA was unable to answer in the first quarter, Tyler Johnson III didn’t waste anytime in finding Austin Watkins for an incredible 67-yd touchdown pass.

Establishing the run game

One thing that UTSA did particularly good was trying to establish the running game early on. Last week against UTEP, Sincere McCormick was heavily leaned on as he carried the Roadrunners to victory. This time around McCormick was shut out for most of the night, but the Roadrunners weren’t able to open up the playbook to help McCormick have a successful night.

McCormick did find the end zone in the 2nd quarter, but he didn’t finish with a huge stat line. 16 carries, 34 yards, 1 touchdown.

Mistakes After the Half

At times it was hard to believe that the Roadrunners were down 16-7 at the half. UAB had plenty of plays on offense that gutted UTSA early on, but the Roadrunners did have some impressive stops as well.

Things started to get very interesting for UTSA at 12:43 into the third quarter. The Blazers were on the move when Antonio Parks was able force a fumble from Tyler Johnson which was recovered by UTSA. A few plays later back up quarterback Lowell Narcisse plowed it in for a 4-yd TD run.

Falling to Answer Back

Unfortunately for UTSA, 14-16 was as close as this game was going to get. Tyler Johnson wasn’t super flashy in this performance, but he wasn’t scared to go out there and make plays for his team when they needed him to. Johnson threw a spectacular catch to Myron Mitchell for a 25-yd touch down to make it 23-14.

Perhaps the biggest play of the game for UTSA came on 4 & 1 when the Roadrunners were at their 6-yard line, and instead of kicking a fg, the runners went for it… and failed horribly, as they were never able to get back into the game after this stop from UAB.

UTSA did have a few impressive plays on both offense and defense going forward, but nothing in particular to get them back into the game to make it challenging for UAB. The Blazers went on to to demolish the Roadrunners with the final score being 33-14.

Looking Ahead for UTSA

Next up on the schedule is another home game for UTSA against Rice, before having to go back on the road for a showdown with Texas A&M. Although Rice is winless right now, UTSA should not take them lightly next week.

UTSA can benefit from having a winless team come onto their turn as the Roadrunners hope to have a successful Homecoming game next week. But after watching this team continuously make the same costly mistakes week-after-week, it would not be surprising if Rice were to go into the Alamodome and crash the Homecoming game for UTSA and walk away with their first victory of the season.

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