Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Hunter Duplessis celebrates with the fans following UTSA’s last-second come from behind victory over UAB. Duplessis drilled field goals from 51 and 49 yards during the game and has now converted 20 of the 25 field goals he has attempted this season.

UTSA win West division title on Harris’ last second TD pass to Cardenas

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 23, 2021

It wasn’t going to be easy. Frank Harris and the UTSA offense needed to go 77 yards and score a touchdown in 1:06 with no timeouts left in order to stay undefeated and win the Conference USA West Division...

Photos of the UTSA vs. Southern Miss football game

Photos of the UTSA vs. Southern Miss football game

Ellyson Ortega November 17, 2021

To read the coverage of the game, click here. Photography courtesy of Ellyson Ortega.

Leroy Watson hauls in a pass for a touchdown as time expires in the third quarter during the game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday afternoon. The touchdown was Watsons first of the season and came at a crucial time, tieing the game at 17 and handing UTSA momentum heading into the fourth.

UTSA football survives scare, escapes with 10th straight win

Ryder Martin , Sports Editor November 16, 2021

The no. 23 UTSA Roadrunners (10-0, 6-0 C-USA) survived a scare against the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (1-9, 0-6) on Saturday afternoon. Playing in front of a season-high 30,105 roaring...

Sincere McCormick makes a jump cut past a defender during the game against UTEP on Saturday night. McCormick ran for 169 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the win, shredding a UTEP run defense that had played very well up to that point. Jamal Cooley/UTSA Athletics

9-0 football continues hot streak, moves up in polls

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor November 9, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (9-0, 5-0 C-USA) added a ninth tally in the win column Saturday night, Nov. 6, in El Paso. Taking on the UTEP Miners (6-3, 3-2 C-USA) in the Sun Bowl, UTSA’s 44-23 win boosted the...

Lorenzo Dantzler celebrates recovering his third fumble of the season during the game against UNLV earlier this year. Dantzler has played in 45 games for the Runners in his career, recording 86 total tackles and 10 career sacks.

Athlete of the Week: Lorenzo Dantzler

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 9, 2021

Amongst the many keys to UTSA football’s magical 9-0 start to the season has been their defense. Specifically, a stifling run defense that ranks third in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game,...

Ken Robinson celebrates after making a play during a game against UNLV earlier this season. The sophomore from Grand Prairie, TX has followed a freshman season where he was a C-USA All-Freshmen Team with an even better one this year, registering 18 tackles for loss and four passes defended so far this season.

‘Runners roll in Ruston: No. 23 UTSA picks up first win as ranked team on 45-16 rout over LA Tech

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

The No. 23 UTSA Roadrunners (8-0, 4-0 C-USA) were on the road this week against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-5, 1-2 C-USA). The ‘Runners were playing in their first ever game as a ranked opponent....

Corey Mayfield Jr. returns an interception for a touchdown early in the second half during the game against Rice on Saturday night. Mayfield Jrs pick six handed the Runners a 38-0 advantage and put the game firmly out of reach. The pick six was UTSAs second of the game and was an exclamation point on a dominant effort where they held the Rice offense to 102 yards of total offense. Ellyson Ortega/The Paisano

Ranked ‘Runners! UTSA blows out Rice 45-0 on Homecoming, nationally ranked for first time in program history

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 19, 2021

The No. 24 UTSA Roadrunners (7-0, C-USA 3-0) took on the Rice Owls (2-4, C-USA 1-1) on Saturday night for homecoming. With UTSA on the cusp of entering the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll after numerous...

Various Homecoming festivities, including BestFest and UTSAs Saturday football game. Bella Nieto/The Paisano

Homecoming festivities conclude with historic 45-0 victory for UTSA football

Bella Nieto, News Editor October 19, 2021

On Oct. 16, UTSA football secured a historic 45-0 win against Rice in a homecoming showdown. UTSA now claims a 7-0 winning record, the best start in program history.  The win followed events hosted...

Frank Harris drops back to pass during a game against Lamar earlier this season. Harris had a career dat against WKU, passing for 349 yards, six touchdowns, rushing for 51 yards and catching a 23-yard touchdown pass, a performance that was rewarded by being named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week. Seva Hester/The Paisano

Harris powers UTSA to 52-46 victory

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor October 12, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (6-0, C-USA 2-0) made history Saturday, Oct. 9 in the 52-46 matchup against the Western Kentucky (WKU) Hilltoppers (1-4, C-USA 0-1). Securing their sixth win for the season, the ‘Runners...

DeCorian Clark fights through multiple UNLV defenders to gain extra yardage. in the absence of standout receiver Zakhari Franklin, Clark stepped up and had a career day, catching seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Seva Hester/The Paisano

UTSA football grinds out 24-17 victory over UNLV, improve to 5-0 to start season

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 5, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (5-0, 1-0 C-USA) returned to the Alamodome last weekend to take on the UNLV Rebels (0-5). Despite the differences in record, the Rebels pushed the ‘Runners to the limit and kept...

Hunter Duplessis kicks a field goal during last weeks game against MTSU. Duplessis has made 83.33% of his kicks at uTSA and has two carer game-winning field goals. Dustin Vickers/The Paisano

Down 21 after first quarter, UTSA comes storming back for walk-off 31-28 victory

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor September 28, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (4-0), were on the road this week to take on the University of Memphis Tigers (3-1). The ‘Runners overcame a nightmare start that saw them fall behind 0-21 after the first quarter...

Lucas Dean surveys the game from the sideline during UTSAs game against MTSU. Dean, a preseason All-American, has been a major contributor for UTSA this season averaging 45.5 yards per punt. Dalton Hartmann/The Paisano

Athlete of the Week: Lucas Dean

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor September 28, 2021

All-American punter Lucas Dean is not so American. The junior punter and holder from Dunsborough, Australia has played a pivotal role in the nationally ranked special teams until on the UTSA football team...

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