Texas State at UTSA

UTSA 38, Texas St. 31


SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Eric Soza threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as UTSA closed out its regular season with a 38-31 victory over Texas State on Saturday.

Soza had scoring throws of 29, 5 and 34 yards while completing 15 of 30 passes for 200 yards. He also rushed for 97 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown that put the Roadrunners (8-4, 3-3 Western Athletic) up 31-14 early in the second half.

Texas State (3-8, 1-4), which concludes its season Dec. 1 against New Mexico State, got three touchdowns from quarter Shaun Rutherford. He completed 31 of 42 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns, but was also sacked five times by UTSA. Rutherford also ran for a 2-yard score.

Isaiah Battle had seven receptions for 119 yards for the Bobcats, including a 57-yard TD.

UTSA, which won its third straight, also scored on a 79-yard punt return by Kenny Harrison.

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Scoring Summary
TXSASean Ianno 35 yd FG
TXSAKenny Harrison 79 yd punt return (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSTSMIsaiah Battle 57 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)
TXSACole Hubble 29 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSTSMShaun Rutherford 2 yd run (Will Johnson kick)
TXSAKenny Bias 5 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSAEric Soza 2 yd run (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSTSMWill Johnson 23 yd FG
TXSTSMTerrence Franks 6 yd run (Will Johnson kick)
TXSAJeremiah Moeller 34 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSTSMBrandon Smith 15 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2826
Third Down Efficiency5-138-13
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-0
Plays-Net Yards75-39271-499
Passing Yds324200
Kick Return Yds10939
Punt Return Yds081
Time of Poss.30:1329:47
Individual Stats
TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 18-42, Marcus Curry 11-19, Isaiah Battle 1-5, Terrence Franks 2-2
TXSA: Eric Soza 9-97, Evans Okotcha 11-93, David Glasco 14-68, Kam Jones 3-27, Brandon Armstrong 1-6, Seth Grubb 1-5, Brian Vaughn 1-3
TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 31-42-324-0, Team 0-1-0-0
TXSA: Eric Soza 15-30-200-2, Kam Jones 0-1-0-1
TXSTSM: Isaiah Battle 7-119, Bradley Miller 5-33, Brandon Smith 4-41, Andy Erickson 3-32, Marcus Curry 3-18, Chase Harper 3-15, Terrence Franks 2-29, Jafus Gaines 2-22, Deche Milburn 1-11, Tim Gay 1-4
TXSA: Jeremiah Moeller 3-47, Kam Jones 3-39, Kenny Harrison 3-32, Cole Hubble 2-34, Kenny Bias 2-10, Evans Okotcha 1-21, Marcellus Mack 1-17
Texas State11th Sun Belt 0-82-10
UTSA2nd Conference USA West5-36-7

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