AUSTIN, TX –The Longhorns will wrap up the non-conference regular season roster on Saturday night at home when No. 21-ranked Texas host UTSA at 7 p.m. CT. Caesars Sportsbook has the Longhorns as the 12.5-point favorite over the Roadrunners on Saturday afternoon, though they have a number of key position injuries that could lead to game-extending saves against UTSA.
Horns247 is live at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium providing in-game updates from Saturday’s home game between Texas and UTSA.
FIRST QUARTER UPDATES
3:28 remaining in Q1: UTSA was the first to score points in Saturday’s game. The Roadrunners had a long first streak on offense and slowly but surely worked their way up the field into Texas territory. But the Longhorns defense held firm in the red zone and forced UTSA to settle for a basket.
UTSA 3, Texas 0 (Roadrunners scoring summary: 20 plays, 74 yards, 24-yard field goal, 8:27 used)
END OF 1ST QUARTER: UTSA 3, Texas o
SECOND QUARTER UPDATES
14:03 remaining in Q2: The Longhorns responded in force to start the second quarter. After UTSA took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, the Texas offense set up its own scoring campaign when starting QB Map of Hudson led the attack on the pitch and in UTSA territory when he connected with RB Roschon-Johnson for a 19-yard gain and followed it up with another Card-to-Johnson connection, which went 11 yards for a touchdown.
Texas 7, UTSA 3 (Longhorns scoring summary: 10 plays, 75 yards, 11-yard touchdown, 4:25 used)
10:07 remaining in Q2: The Roadrunners are back on top of the Royal – Memorial Stadium. After Texas scored the ball game’s first touchdown, UTSA answered the call when QB Frank Harris led the offense into Texas territory and capped it off with RB Brenden Brady ran in a 2-yard score.
UTSA 10, Texas 7 (Roadrunners scoring summary: 10 plays, 65 yards, 2-yard touchdown, 3:56 used)
9:36 remaining in Q2: UTSA extended the lead over the Longhorns. After responding to Texas’ touchdown with a score of their own to regain the lead, the Roadrunners managed to recover their kick to give the ball to the offense again. UTSA responded with a deep touchdown pass from Brady to Zachary Franklin go up by 10 on the Longhorns.
UTSA 17, Texas 7 (Roadrunners scoring summary: 2 plays, 52 yards, 35-yard touchdown, 31 seconds used)
5:20 remaining in Q2: The Longhorns cut the Roadrunners’ lead midway through the second quarter. Steve Sarkisian went to wild action on offense with Johnson taking the snap and shook things up when he took it himself for a 16-yard game and then followed it up two plays later by handing it to RB Sesame Robinsonwho ran in for a 3-yard touchdown to make it a 3-point game with UTSA.
UTSA 17, Texas 14 (Longhorns scoring summary: 11 plays, 67 yards, 3-yard touchdown, 4:08 used)
00:12 remaining in Q2: Texas tied him to UTSA. After cutting the Roadrunners lead to 3 points, the Longhorns defense made a huge save to give the ball back to the Texas offense. The offense put together an 11-play drive, but was forced to settle for a 44-yard field goal by Bert Auburn.
UTSA 17, Texas 17 (Longhorns goal summary: 11 plays, 62 yards, 44-yard field goal, 2:03 used)
HALF-TIME: Texas 17, UTSA 17
Texas vs. UTSA: Saturday September 17
To start up: 7 p.m. CT
Location: Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium (Austin, Texas)
TV: Longhorn Network (game by game: Lowell Galindo; analyst: sam i think; Journalist: Alex Chappell)
Local Radio: Longhorn IMG Radio Network, 104.9 FM in Austin. (Play-by-play: Craig Way; Analyst: Roger Wallace; Supporting Reporter: Will Matthews) Check other local affiliates here.
Audio stream: TexasSports.com
Live statistics: Side Arm Stats
Longhorn Network Preview: Longhorn Network will begin its live Texas Gameday coverage two hours before kickoff starting at 5:00 p.m. CT. NHL will return immediately after the game for the Texas Gameday Finals.
INSIDE THE ALL-TIME SERIES
All-time record between Texas and UTSA… Saturday will mark the first-ever meeting between Texas and UTSA.
Texas coach Steve Sarkisianrecord as a head coach… 52-43 (Ninth year as head coach)
– Sarkisian’s Texas record…6-8 (sophomore)
UTSA coach Jeff Traylorrecord as a head coach… 20-8 (third year as college head coach)
– Traylor’s record at UTSA…20-8 (third year)
A victory in Texas would mean… The Longhorns would get back on track after the heartbreaking Week 2 loss to Alabama and enter Big 12 Conference play with a 2-1 record.
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KEY STORIES FROM GAME DAY
Horns247 Staff Predictions: Texas vs. UTSA
Friday injury update: Is the Texas QB’s decision finalized ahead of Saturday’s game against UTSA?
Behind enemy lines: Breaking down the UTSA Roadrunners with InsideRunnerSports.com
Video analysis of Texas before the non-conference fight against UTSA: Offensive injuries make Longhorns defense crucial for Texas against UTSA
Flagship Podcast Opponent Preview: UTSA head coach Traylor breaks down his roster ahead of Saturday’s road game in Texas
Avoid noise: Sarkisian warns Longhorns of ‘rat poison’ with hype surrounding post-Alabama game at Texas
Rookie reaction: Four-star DL recaps UT visit, ‘incredible’ atmosphere for Texas-Alabama game
The insider: Injuries lead to shuffled QB practice reps, lessons learned after Texas one-point loss to Alabama
Caesars Sportsbook spread: Texas, favorite by 12.5 points (Saturday afternoon)
GAMEDAY EVENTS SCHEDULE
7:00 a.m.: opening of the car parks
2 p.m.: Bevo Blvd. presented by HEB, Smokey’s Midway and Hook ‘Em Hangout open
3:00 p.m.: Opening of Still Austin Music Lounge and Tito’s Tailgate at Longhorn City Limits
3 p.m.: The Texas football pregame radio show begins on Bevo Blvd.
3:00 p.m.: opening of the ticket office at door 8
4 p.m.: Bevo XV parade on Bevo Blvd.
4pm: Jane Leo LIVE at Longhorn town limits
4:30 p.m.: Arrival of the Stadium Stampede team on Bevo Blvd. (Fans line up at 4:15 p.m. at the north entrance of Bevo Blvd.)
4:30 p.m.: Opening of the Champions Club at the San Jacinto residence for Champions Club members
5:00 p.m.: Stadium gates and all Longhorn Foundation hospitality areas open in the stadium
5:30 p.m.: Texas Football Autograph Session on Bevo Blvd.
5:30 p.m.: Misterwives LIVE at the Longhorn town limits
6:30 p.m.: Bevo Blvd, Longhorn City Limits, Smokey’s Midway and Hook ‘Em Hangout are closing
7 p.m.: Kick-off between Texas and UTSA
End of Q1: Recognition of 2022 Texas Athletics Hall of Honor Inductees
Halftime: Halftime performance by the UTSA Band; Longhorn Band performs “Viva La Fiesta!”
Post-Game: Silent Disco at the Longhorn Town Limits
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