Game Balls: Tulane

Game Balls: Tulane

It was a gritty team victory on Saturday at the Alamodome as UTSA downed Tulane 10-7. But two players stood above the rest.

Our InsideRunnerSports staff hands out our game balls for exceptional performances on Saturday.

Offense: Running Back Brandon Armstrong

With RB's David Glasco II and Evans Okotcha out with injuries, Brandon Armstrong was asked to step. And did he ever.

With the UTSA offense struggling to get anything consistently going, Armstrong used his speed to break free for third qtr touchdown that completely changed the game.

Not only was Armstrong's 68 yard rush the only touchdown of the game, it came in a moment when UTSA needed it the most. Trailing 7-0 with opportunities to score becoming more limited as the game rolled on, Armstrong's run sparked the crowd into a frenzy and help propel UTSA to victory.

On the game, Armstrong rushed eight times for 77 yards at a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 21 yards and led the ‘Runners in all purpose yards with 98 total yards.

Defense: Linebacker Steven Kurfehs

Steven Kurfehs made what will most likely be the biggest forgotten play of the game.

Early in the second quarter, with Tulane putting together their best drive of the game to that point (13 plays and 61 yards), the Green Wave moved deep into Roadrunner territory. On second and goal from the four, Kurfehs forced a huge fumble that was recovered by Crosby Adams.

The stop was huge and likely prevented a Tulane touchdown. In a close/low-scoring, this was an absolutely huge play in the game.

Kurfehs also played well the rest of the game. If continually put pressure on Tulane QB Nick Montana.

On the game, Kurfehs lead the team with 11 tackles, one tackle for loss, and one forced fumble.

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