UTSA at New Mexico State

UTSA 35, New Mexico St. 14


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Eric Soza threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for another to help Texas-San Antonio beat New Mexico State 35-14 on Saturday night as both opened Western Athletic Conference play.

Soza was 19 of 32 for 269 passing yards and gained 55 rushing yards, including a 33-yard touchdown run. Soza's passing touchdowns included an 82-yard throw to Kenny Bias and a 48-yard pass to Evans Okotcha.

Andrew Manley was 21 of 40 passing for 276 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions for New Mexico State (1-4, 0-1 WAC). Trevor Walls caught an 8-yard pass to help the Aggies score first. Austin Franklin had seven catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. Germi Morrison picked up 30 rushing yards on eight carries.

This is Texas-San Antonio's (5-0, 1-0) first season in the Western Athletic Conference after playing as an FCS independent last season.

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Scoring Summary
NMEXSTTrevor Walls 8 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler kick)
TXSAEvans Okotcha 48 yd pass from Eric Soza (Kristian Stern kick)
TXSAEric Soza 33 yd run (Kristian Stern kick)
TXSAKenny Bias 82 yd pass from Eric Soza (Kristian Stern kick)
TXSACole Hicks 15 yd pass from Eric Soza (Kristian Stern kick)
NMEXSTAustin Franklin 41 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler kick)
TXSAEvans Okotcha 9 yd run (Kristian Stern kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2018
Third Down Efficiency6-128-17
Fourth Down Efficiency1-12-3
Plays-Net Yards64-39873-350
Passing Yds269276
Kick Return Yds2778
Punt Return Yds285
Time of Poss.31:3928:21
Individual Stats
TXSA: Eric Soza 8-55, David Glasco 11-36, Evans Okotcha 9-29, Brian Vaughn 2-15, Team 1--1, Kam Jones 1--5
NMEXST: Germi Morrison 8-30, Robert Clay 6-20, Joseph Matthews 1-20, Tiger Powell 8-18, Travaughn Colwell 1-4, Team 1--1, Andrew Manley 8--17
TXSA: Eric Soza 19-32-269-0
NMEXST: Andrew Manley 21-40-276-2
TXSA: Kam Jones 4-39, Kenny Harrison 4-29, Aaron Grubb 3-27, Kenny Bias 2-88, Evans Okotcha 2-49, Cole Hicks 2-23, David Glasco 1-8, Marcellus Mack 1-6
NMEXST: Austin Franklin 7-105, Kemonte' Bateman 7-88, Jerrel Brown 3-56, Perris Scoggins 3-19, Trevor Walls 1-8
UTSA2nd Conference USA West5-36-7
New Mexico State8th Sun Belt 2-63-9

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