Just under 41,000 fans showed up to the Alamodome for UTSA
's match-up against the #13 ranked OSU Cowboys. In the 1st quarter they saw a game that was frenetic in pace and competitive on the scoreboard.
The UTSA offense would start with a 3 and out, while the Cowboys needed less than 3 minutes to march 65 yards and find the end zone on a 10 yard TD pass from J.W. Walsh to Jhajuan Seales to start the scoring.
In the 'Runners first score of the game, they would use an 18 yard end around from Kenny Bias and an 18 yard sideline completion to Brandon Freeman to go deep into OSU territory. Bias would get his number called again on another end around and this time he would hit pay dirt and get the 'Runners on the board. Tying it all up after Sean Ianno's PAT, at 7-7.
The bad news, OSU and it's quick strike offense were just getting started. OSU used another really quick 7 plays and only 2:08 to go 78 yards for it's second score. Making it 14-7 OSU after one quarter.
J.W. Walsh would direct the Cowboys to 3 more scores as they dissected a UTSA defense that was on it's heels from the get go, leading to a 35-7 score at the break. In the first half alone, Walsh threw for 249 yards and 3 TD's.
UTSA would make the score somewhat respectable after scoring 3 touchdowns in less than six minutes to start the 4th quarter. Eric Soza capped off a 92 yard drive by finding Cole Hubble in the end zone. The Hard Hat "D" would hold, and after Kenny Harrison wowed the crowd with numerous jukes and a burst of speed that saw him return a punt 52 yards to the OSU 19, setting up another score. It would be Kenny Bias on a 19 yard drag route, for his second TD of the game, making it 42-21.
Clint Chelf, backup OSU QB, would ease any unrest by Cowboy fans with a capping a 73 yard drive when he found Tracy Moore wide open down the sideline on a double move, to counter and push it back up to a 28 point lead, 49-21.
Bias would continue his career day as a 'Runner by getting behind the OSU secondary soon after for a 67 yard score streaking up the right sideline on a deep bomb from QB Eric Soza, for his 3rd TD. Both teams would exchange touchdowns again and making the final score 56-34.
With the loss, the 'Runners fall to 1-1 on the season and travel to play Arizona in Tuscon. Kickoff is set for 9:30 p.m. CST from the desert.
We'll have more breakdowns and hand out our game balls as we continue our recap coverage of the OSU game.
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After a 1st quarter that saw UTSA tie and compete with the Cowboys, OSU used an air attack and extremely fast paced no huddle offense to overwhelm the 'Runners, 56-35 on Saturday afternoon.