Houston Survives Upset with 37-35 Win Over UTSA

Tyson Gagliano, Editor

The Houston Cougars defeated the UTSA Roadrunners 37-35 in three overtimes after a back-and-forth game. The game took place at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas.

The game was controlled by the Roadrunners for the first three quarters, with UTSA holding a 21-7 lead going into the fourth quarter.

The Cougars, who were ranked #24 in the AP polls entering the game, rallied in the fourth. They scored two touchdowns and with the game tied and just 23 seconds left, they kicked a field goal to take the lead.

That’s all UTSA QB Frank Harris needed, as he led his team down the field in just three plays to tie the game and take it to overtime.

Overtime saw the two teams go back and forth for three overtimes before Houston QB Clayton Tune ran in the winning two-point conversion to win the game. Tune finished the game 22/32 for 206 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran the ball 15 times for 51 yards and a touchdown.

Houston WR Nathaniel Dell had five catches for 50 yards and two touchdowns. WR Joseph Manjack IV also had a touchdown.

On the defensive side of the ball, defensive linemen Nelson Ceaser had an interception.

For UTSA, Harris finished 28/43 for 337 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also led the team in rushing with eight carries for 63 yards and a touchdown. UTSA had two, 100-yard receivers with both Joshua Cephus and Zakhari Franklin reaching the mark.

For Houston, they move to 1-0 on the season as the Roadrunners fall to 0-1.

The Cougs will take on Texas Tech next week while the Roadrunners will take on Army.



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