Soza passes UTSA to 52-31 win over UAB


SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) Eric Soza shared the wealth as he threw to 11 different receivers for a total of 235 yards and two touchdowns to lead Texas-San Antonio to a 52-31 victory over UAB Saturday.

Soza, who also rushed for 48 yards, led UTSA (3-5, 2-2 Conference USA) to a 24-0 advantage in the first quarter. The Roadrunners scored on their first five possessions to take a 38-10 lead at halftime. They finished with 523 total yards, a school record.

Brandon Armstrong, who rushed for 54 yards on four carries, got UTSA on the board with a 22-yard run. Armstrong also hauled in a 51-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. Evans Okotcha scored from 10 yards out to stretch the lead to 45-10 in the third quarter.

Jonathan Perry threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns for the Blazers. Jamarcus Nelson had 101 yards receiving and one touchdown for UAB.

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Scoring Summary
TXSABrandon Armstrong 22 yd run (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSAKam Jones 1 yd run (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSASean Ianno 30 yd FG
TXSACrosby Adams 16 yd fumble return (Sean Ianno kick)
UABTy Long 50 yd FG
TXSAEaron Holmes 17 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)
UABDarrin Reaves 21 yd pass from Jonathan Perry (Ty Long kick)
TXSAKam Jones 27 yd run (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSAEvans Okotcha 10 yd run (Sean Ianno kick)
UABJordan Howard 1 yd run (Ty Long kick)
TXSABrandon Armstrong 51 yd pass from Eric Soza (Sean Ianno kick)
UABJamarcus Nelson 28 yd pass from Jonathan Perry (Ty Long kick)
UABDarrin Reaves 18 yd run (Ty Long kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2926
Third Down Efficiency11-158-11
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-0
Plays-Net Yards77-50667-523
Passing Yds317275
Kick Return Yds7696
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.28:2531:35
Individual Stats
UAB: Jordan Howard 12-90, Darrin Reaves 12-65, Jonathan Perry 7-60, Austin Brown 3--26
TXSA: David Glasco 11-73, Brandon Armstrong 4-54, Eric Soza 7-48, Evans Okotcha 7-34, Kam Jones 2-28, Brian Vaughn 5-19, Jarveon Williams 2-5, Team 1--1, Tucker Carter 3--12
UAB: Jonathan Perry 15-28-209-1, Austin Brown 8-15-108-1
TXSA: Eric Soza 14-21-235-0, Tucker Carter 4-4-40-0
UAB: Jamarcus Nelson 5-101, Jamari Staples 5-75, Darrin Reaves 4-51, Dequindre Adams 2-31, Nyiakki Height 2-21, Kennard Backman 2-17, Tristan Henderson 2-14, J.J. Green 1-7
TXSA: Kenny Bias 2-54, Earon Holmes 2-37, Seth Grubb 2-31, Josiah Monroe 2-25, Kam Jones 2-15, Brandon Armstrong 1-51, Marcellus Mack 1-17, Jeremiah Moeller 1-11, Aaron Grubb 1-9, Sean Hesler 1-8, Kenny Harrison 1-8, Brandon Freeman 1-6, Miles Lerch 1-3

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