Frisco Bowl: No. 24 UTSA (12-1) vs. San Diego State (11-2), Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: UTSA by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe was named MVP of Conference USA on Wednesday after a vote of the 14 league coaches that also tabbed UTSA running back Sincere McCormick as offensive player of the year and Hilltoppers defensive end DeAngelo Malone as the top defender.
No. 24 UTSA (12-1, Conference USA) vs. San Diego State (11-2, Mountain West Conference), Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. ET
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — UTSA entered the season with a huge chip on its shoulder and the Roadrunners set it down Friday night to hoist the Conference USA trophy.
Sincere McCormick rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns and the UTSA Roadrunners escaped another prolific outing by Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe to beat the Hilltoppers 49-41 and claim their first C-USA championship at the Alamodome.
No. 15 UTSA (11-1, 7-1 Conference USA) vs. Western Kentucky (8-4, 7-1), Friday at 7 p.m. EST (CBS Sports Network).
Line: Western Kentucky by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The past is ever present in a historic season of firsts for UTSA.
The Roadrunners will compete for its their Conference USA championship when they host red-hot Western Kentucky on Friday night at the Alamodome.
DENTON, Texas (AP) — An undefeated season slipped away from No. 15 UTSA on a rain-soaked Saturday in the Dallas area.
The Roadrunners didn't seem terribly surprised.
Whether it was losing three fumbles early with a slick ball or playing a hot opponent a week after staying perfect on a last-second touchdown, UTSA coach Jeff Traylor sensed the odds getting worse.
No. 15 UTSA (11-0, 7-0 C-USA, CFP No. 22) at North Texas (5-6, 4-3), Saturday at 2 p.m. EST (ESPN+).
Line: UTSA by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
DENTON, Texas (AP) — UTSA coach Jeff Traylor understands the timing of the question about what it would mean for the 15th-ranked Roadrunners to complete an undefeated regular season.
With 11 wins down and one to go after a late escape last week, Traylor still isn't quite ready to answer that.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Britain Covey returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half, giving Utah 14 points in 27 seconds and a 28-0 lead, and the No. 24 Utes ended No. 4 Oregon’s College Football Playoff hopes with a 38-7 victory Saturday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — UTSA has practiced every possible scenario, even the most improbable, during its historic season and that prepared the Roadrunners for the most unlikely of finishes. Sort of.
Frank Harris scooped up a low snap and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Oscar Cardenas with three seconds left, giving No.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — No. 15 UTSA (10-0, 6-0 Conference USA, No. 22 CFP) vs. UAB (7-3, 5-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN+).
Line: UTSA by 4.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — UTSA coach Jeff Traylor admitted the pressure of being undefeated and an overwhelming favorite impacted the Roadrunners in a narrow victory last week against Southern Miss.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Gerry Bohanon threw a touchdown pass and ran for two scores, Baylor’s defense constantly pressured Caleb Williams and Spencer Rattler and the No. 18 Bears beat No. 4 Oklahoma 27-14 on Saturday to end the Sooners’ nation’s-best 17-game winning streak.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — UTSA was nearly felled by the pressure of being overwhelming favorites. The defense prevented a truly upsetting defeat.
Frank Harris passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 54 yards and No.
Southern Miss (1-8, 0-5 Conference USA) at No. 15 UTSA (9-0, 5-0, No. 23 CFP), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN+).
Line: UTSA by 33 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Nationally ranked, undefeated and playing at home, UTSA is a heavy favorite against a Southern Mississippi program suffering through its worst season in nearly a decade.
Could UTSA (9-0, 5-0 Conference USA) overlook Southern Miss (1-8, 0-5) as it basks in the hype surrounding the best season in its 10-year history?
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — No. 15 UTSA is enjoying a dream season after trusting in what could be when few others were as hopeful.
Basking in a 9-0 start and the first national ranking in the program’s 10-year history, the Roadrunners are rolling ahead of Saturday's home game against Southern Mississippi.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Frank Harris passed for 286 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two more scores to lead No. 16 UTSA to a 44-23 victory against UTEP on Saturday night at the Sun Bowl.
The Roadrunners (9-0, 4-0 C-USA) pushed their school-record win streak to nine games and are one of four undefeated FBS teams.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young passed for 302 yards and No. 3 Alabama’s defense came up with enough big plays for a 20-14 victory over heavy underdog LSU on Saturday night.
The Crimson Tide (8-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference, No.
No. 16 UTSA (8-0, 4-0 C-USA) at UTEP (6-2, 3-1), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN2).
Line: UTSA by 12 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Frank Harris threw two touchdown passes to Zakhari Franklin and No. 24 UTSA celebrated its first national ranking with a 45-16 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night.
Harris was 12 of 20 for 193 yards, with scoring passes of 75 and 10 yards to Franklin, to help the Roadrunners (8-0, 4-0 Conference USA) extend their school-record winning streak to eight games.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Now that UTSA has its first Top 25 ranking in program history at No. 24, , the next question is how the Roadrunners will handle it.
“We are going talk about it because we have to know how to handle it and answer the question," said UTSA coach Jeff Traylor, whose Roadrunners (7-0, 3-0 Conference USA) visit Louisiana Tech (2-4, 1-1) on Saturday night.
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No. 24 UTSA (7-0, 3-0 Conference USA) at Louisiana Tech (2-4, 1-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (Stadium).
Line: UTSA by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette head football coach Billy Napier added another coach with ties to Louisiana to his staff Wednesday when he named UTSA safeties coach Patrick Toney his latest hire.
Toney, a Southeastern Louisiana graduate, spent the past two seasons at UTSA after coaching at Sam Houston State in 2015.
HUNTINGTON — In a sense, Marshall University football player Hyleck Foster saw his career with the Thundering Herd come full circle Saturday.
Foster has played a multitude of positions in his career, but has only had game time as an outside wide receiver and punt returner as a senior.
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