Turnovers proved costly this weekend as the Roadrunners came up short against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 27-20, on Saturday, Oct. 19. UTSA held a 10-6 lead at the half, but saw their lead quickly evaporate in the third quarter as the Roadrunners committed three turnovers on three consecutive drives, resulting in 21 points for the Bulldogs.
Redshirt freshman Austin Robinson made his first career start for the Roadrunners, completing 18-of-29 passes and throwing for 138 yards. Robinson made his presence felt on the ground, as he ran for 88 yards — including a season-long 53-yard scamper that resulted in a touchdown.
The Roadrunners’ defense stood their ground, only allowing 278 yards on the day. With each turnover by the UTSA offense, the Bulldogs were greeted with a short field, giving the Birds little room for error. Senior safety Triston Wade led the way with eight total tackles and one interception. Wade now has three picks on the year.
With the loss, UTSA now stands at 1-2 in C-USA play and 2-5 overall. UTSA looks to get back on track at home this Saturday as they take on the UTEP Miners. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.