UTSA vs South Alabama Wrap - UTSA Wins 33-31
The Roadrunners grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Jaguars on Saturday, winning 33-31 at Ladd Peebles Stadium.
The Roadrunners were a 5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 49.5.
Eric Soza completed 18 of 30 pass attempts for 215 yards for the Roadrunners in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Jaguars defense.
Demetre Baker rushed for 63 yards for South Alabama, while Kendall Houston added 43 yards. C.J. Bennett threw for 182 yards for the Jaguars, while receivers Jereme Jones and Greg Hollinger had 51 and 42 yards respectively.
South Alabama was outgained by UTSA 398-308 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 18-16 by the Jaguars.
The time of possession battle favored UTSA as their offense was on the field for 33:07, longer than the 26:53 of their opponents.
Next game, UTSA takes its act home to face Texas A&M-Commerce looking for another win. For South Alabama, they head home to face Nicholls State.