UTSA at South Alabama

UTSA 33, South Alabama 31


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Sean Ianno kicked four field goals, the last a 51-yarder with 16 seconds to play, to give Texas-San Antonio a dramatic 33-31 victory Saturday over South Alabama.

The nonconference season opener for both teams, originally scheduled for Thursday night, had been postponed by Hurricane Isaac. On Saturday, Ianno's placekicking and three touchdown passes by Eric Soza gave the Roadrunners a win in which the lead changed hands four times in the fourth quarter.

C.J. Bennett tossed two touchdown passes for South Alabama, the last a 34-yarder to Jereme Jones with 2:46 left to give the Jaguars their last lead, 31-30. But Ianno, who kicked two field goals in the second quarter, kicked his fourth and decisive field goal to win it.

For the second-year Texas-San Antonio program, Soza's three touchdown passes included a 58-yarder to Kam Jones and a 34-yarder to Earon Holmes.

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Scoring Summary
SALADemetre Baker 11 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
TXSAKam Jones 58 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSACole Hicks 23 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSASean Ianno 47 yd FG
TXSASean Ianno 32 yd FG
SALADesmond Jones 2 yd pass from C.J. Bennett (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 43 yd FG
SALAKendall Houston 1 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
TXSAEaron Holmes 34 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSASean Ianno 21 yd FG
SALAJereme Jones 34 yd pass from C.J. Bennett (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
TXSASean Ianno 51 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1618
Third Down Efficiency2-125-13
Fourth Down Efficiency1-12-2
Plays-Net Yards61-39863-308
Passing Yds215182
Kick Return Yds5895
Punt Return Yds-737
Time of Poss.33:726:53
Individual Stats
TXSA: David Glasco 9-70, Evans Okotcha 8-31, Eric Soza 4-19, Seth Grubb 1-18, Brandon Armstrong 6-17, Aaron Grubb 1-16, Kam Jones 1-15, Team 1--3
SALA: Demetre Baker 12-63, Kendall Houston 11-43, Terrance Timmons 4-20, C.J. Bennett 9-12, T.J. Glover 1--12
TXSA: Eric Soza 18-30-215-1
SALA: C.J. Bennett 15-24-182-1, Ross Metheny 0-2-0-0
TXSA: Evans Okotcha 3-19, Brandon Armstrong 3-19, David Glasco 3-3, Kam Jones 2-81, Cole Hicks 2-33, Kenny Harrison 2-5, Earon Holmes 1-34, Marcellus Mack 1-13, Josiah Monroe 1-8
SALA: Jereme Jones 3-51, Corey Besteda 3-40, Greg Hollinger 2-42, T.J. Glover 2-25, Bryant Lavender 2-12, Kendall Houston 2-10, Desmond Jones 1-2
UTSA2nd Conference USA West5-36-7
South Alabama8th Sun Belt 2-66-7

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