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First Quarter: OSU-14 UTSA-7
Oklahoma State’s offense was a buzz saw in their two scoring possessions. Both drives ended in touchdown passes from J.W. Walsh. Walsh was 10-12 for 102 yards. OSU defensively came up with an interception from Shaun Lewis after Eric Soza’s completed pass was busted from the receivers arms and and into Lewis’.
UTSA in contrast had one solid drive spanning five minutes that resulted in a Kenny Bias 6-yard touchdown run. Bias was big in the drive with an 18-yard run early in the drive. Soza started sluggish again passing for 51 yards on 6-10.
OSU looks imposing with their offensive pace and defensively with their size. But UTSA was definitely game in the first quarter.
Second Quarter OSU-35 UTSA-7
Things turned ugly, quickly. OSU put up 21 points on three scores in the second quarter alone. Each OSU drive and score seemed to be quick and deadly every time. Walsh is absolutely dissecting the UTSA defense. He is 20-22 for 249 yards and three touchdown passes, and he added a 4-yard touchdown run to top it off.
Other OSU notable players include Josh Stewart who has five receptions for 97 yards and one score, and JJhajuan Seales who has six receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown. On the defensive side Ryan Simmons, Steele High School Alum, picked off Soza in the second quarter leading to running back Jeremy Smith’s one-yard touchdown run.
The UTSA defense has not been able to slow down or keep up with OSU’s pace. The Roadrunners allowed 175 total yards in the second quarter and a total of 302 in the first half. Nic Johnston is leading the Roadrunners with six total tackles.
UTSA kicker Sean Ianno has left six points out on the field, missing field goal attempts from 31-yards and 59-yards out. The latter could be excused, but the first miss came at a time when UTSA was only down 21-7 and could have used the three points.
Soza has not had an efficient half passing on 14-26 for 147 yards and two interceptions. He has spread the ball around hitting 10 different receivers in the first half.
Third Quarter OSU-42 UTSA-14
UTSA couldn’t get a score in the third quarter but were threatening on the OSU 3-yard line at the end of the third. The Roadrunners defense had a better showing forcing two punts on three OSU possessions. The one OSU score came from a 22-yard touchdown pass from Walsh to Blake Jackson. Walsh was replaced by backup Clint Chef in the quarter but ended with four touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown for the day.
The UTSA offense continued their struggles and looked out of sync for most of the quarter. UTSA has held possession of the ball for 28:20 in comparison to OSU’s 16:40, but the difference is finishing drives.
The official attendance for the game was announced as 40,977 people, making it the second largest crowd at a UTSA football game in the Alamodome.