UTSA at North Texas

Okotcha, Soza lift UTSA past North Texas 21-13


DENTON, Texas (AP) Bennett Okotcha intercepted a Derek Thompson pass on the last play of the game, on first and goal from the 3 yard line, to seal UTSA's 21-13 win over North Texas Saturday.

After Sean Ianno missed a 46-yard field goal with 1:12 to play, North Texas (7-4, 5-2 Conference USA) took over on its own 29 yard line. Thompson completed three straight passes to move the ball to the UTSA 45 before three incompletions brought up fourth-and-10.

Thompson found Will Wright for 12 yards before an offside penalty by UTSA (6-5, 5-2) gave the Mean Green first-and-5 at the Roadrunner 28. Thompson then hit Darnell Smith for 25 yards setting up Okotcha's heroics.

Eric Soza had 274 yards passing and scored two rushing touchdowns for UTSA. Evans Okotcha, Bennett's older brother, rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries.

Smith finished with a career-high 13 receptions for 115 yards.

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Scoring Summary
TXSAKam Jones 40 yard TD run (Sean Ianno Extra Point)
NTEXASZach Paul 44 yard field goal
TXSAEric Soza 2 yard TD run (Sean Ianno Extra Point)
NTEXASZach Paul 21 yard field goal
TXSAEric Soza 10 yard TD run (Sean Ianno Extra Point)
NTEXASDrew Miller 6 yard TD pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Paul Extra Point)
Team Stats
First Downs2624
Third Down Efficiency14-206-15
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-2
Plays-Net Yards80-45874-334
Passing Yds274229
Kick Return Yds3876
Punt Return Yds-10
Individual Stats
TXSA: Evans Okotcha 16-104, Kam Jones 4-42, Eric Soza 10-36, Brandon Armstrong 1-2
NTEXAS: Brandin Byrd 12-52, Antoinne Jimmerson 10-38, Blake Macek 1-5, Daniel Prior 1-4, Derek Thompson 3-3, Brelan Chancellor 1-3
TXSA: Eric Soza 30-49-274-1
NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 26-46-229-1
TXSA: Marcellus Mack 6-36, Aaron Grubb 4-42, Kenny Harrison 4-30, Cole Hubble 3-62, Kam Jones 3-25, David Morgan 3-18, Brandon Freeman 3-10, Seth Grubb 1-27, Kenny Bias 1-10, Josiah Monroe 1-9, Brandon Armstrong 1-5
NTEXAS: Darnell Smith 13-115, Carlos Harris 3-53, Darius Terrell 2-19, Brelan Chancellor 2-15, Darvin Kidsy 2-12, Drew Miller 2-10, Antoinne Jimmerson 2-5
UTSA2nd Conference USA West5-36-7
North Texas4th Conference USA West3-55-8

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