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.
|TXSA||Sean Ianno 35 yd FG|
|TXSA||Kenny Harrison 79 yd punt return (Sean Ianno kick)|
|TXSTSM||Isaiah Battle 57 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)|
|TXSA||Cole Hubble 29 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)|
|TXSTSM||Shaun Rutherford 2 yd run (Will Johnson kick)|
|TXSA||Kenny Bias 5 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)|
|TXSA||Eric Soza 2 yd run (Sean Ianno kick)|
|TXSTSM||Will Johnson 23 yd FG|
|TXSTSM||Terrence Franks 6 yd run (Will Johnson kick)|
|TXSA||Jeremiah Moeller 34 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)|
|TXSTSM||Brandon Smith 15 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-13||8-13|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||109||39|
|Punt Return Yds||0||81|
|Time of Poss.||30:13||29:47|
|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 State||5th Western Athletic||2-4||4-8|
|Texas-San Antonio||4th Western Athletic||3-3||8-4|