Roadrunners defeat Blue Raiders in 2020 Conference USA opener

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The UTSA Roadrunners held on to remain perfect on the season. The Roadrunners defeated the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, 37-35, on Friday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The Roadrunners were supposed to face the Memphis Tigers this week. However, due to positive coronavirus tests within the Memphis program, the game was obviously canceled.

Football Stadium
Football Stadium (Photo by Unsplash)

Then, a short-time later, this game was scheduled as the Conference USA opener.

With the win, UTSA improved to 3-0 on the season. Middle Tennessee State fell to 0-3 on the season.

Roadrunners quarterback Josh Adkins went 16 of 23 for 233 yards. He also threw one touchdown pass.

Sincere McCormick led the backs with 19 carries for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Zakhari Franklin had six receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown.

Blue Raiders quarterback Asher O’Hara went 31 of 47 for 372 yards. He also threw three touchdown passes and two interceptions.

Jayy McDonald had seven carries for 76 yards. Jarrin Pierce had seven receptions for 107 yards.

The Blue Raiders outscored the Roadrunners 25-20 in the final two quarters. Middle Tennessee State scores 12 points in the final quarter compared to UTSA’s three points.

McCormick scored the aforementioned two touchdowns. Frank Harris hit Franklin for a touchdown reception, while Josh Adkins hit Joshua Cephus for a touchdown, as well. 

Hunter Duplessis also made two field goals. 

Chaton Mobley had two rushing touchdowns for the Blue Raiders. He also caught a touchdown reception. 

O’Hara also connected with DJ England-Chisolm and Yusuf Ali for touchdown receptions. 

Crews Holt also made a field goal. 

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