AUSTIN, Texas — The Longhorns will wrap up the regular-season non-conference slate Saturday night at home when No. 21 ranked Texas hosts UTSA at 7 p.m. CT. Caesars Sportsbook has the Longhorns as a 12.5-point favorite over the Roadrunners as of Saturday afternoon, though they have a number of injuries at key positions that may lead to some backups seeing extended playing time against UTSA.
Horns247 is live at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium and will provide in-game updates from Saturday’s home game between Texas and UTSA.
FIRST QUARTER UPDATES
3:28 left in Q1: UTSA was first to put points on the board in Saturday’s game. The Roadrunners had a lengthy first series on offense and slowly but surely drove down the field into Texas territory. But the Longhorns’ defense stood their ground in the red zone and forced UTSA to settle for a field goal.
UTSA 3, Texas 0 (Roadrunners’ scoring summary: 20 plays, 74 yards, 24-yard field goal, 8:27 used)
END OF 1ST QUARTER: UTSA 3, Texas o
SECOND QUARTER UPDATES
14:03 left in Q2: The Longhorns answered in a big way to start off the second quarter. After UTSA took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, the Texas offense put together a scoring drive of its own when starting QB Hudson Card led the offense down the field and into UTSA territory when he connected with RB Roschon Johnson for a 19-yard gain and followed it up with another Card-to-Johnson connection, which went 11 yards for a touchdown.
Texas 7, UTSA 3 (Longhorns’ scoring summary: 10 plays, 75 yards, 11-yard touchdown, 4:25 used)
10:07 left in Q2: The Roadrunners are back on top inside Royal – Memorial Stadium. After Texas scored the first touchdown of the ball game, UTSA answered the call when QB Frank Harris led the offense down into Texas territory and capped it off with RB Brenden Brady ran in a 2-yard score.
UTSA 10, Texas 7 (Roadrunners’ scoring summary: 10 plays, 65 yards, 2-yard touchdown, 3:56 used)
9:36 left in Q2: UTSA has extended the lead over the Longhorns. After answering Texas’ touchdown with a score of their own to regain the lead, the Roadrunners successfully recovered their on-side kick to give the offense the ball once again. UTSA answered with a deep touchdown pass from Brady to Zakhari Franklin to go up by 10 on the Longhorns.
UTSA 17, Texas 7 (Roadrunners scoring summary: 2 plays, 52 yards, 35-yard touchdown, 31 seconds used)
5:20 left in Q2: The Longhorns have cut the Roadrunners lead midway through the second quarter. Steve Sarkisian went to some wildcat action on offense with Johnson taking the snap and got things rolling when he took it himself for a 16-yard game and then followed it up two plays later by handing it off to RB Bijan Robinson, who ran in a 3-yard touchdown to make it a 3-point game with UTSA.
UTSA 17, Texas 14 (Longhorns’ scoring summary: 11 plays, 67 yards, 3-yard touchdown, 4:08 used)
00:12 left in Q2: Texas has tied it up with UTSA. After cutting the Roadrunners’ lead to 3 points, the Longhorns’ defense came up with a huge stop to give the ball back to the Texas offense. The offense put together an 11-play drive, but was forced to settle for 44-yard field goal by Bert Auburn.
UTSA 17, Texas 17 (Longhorns’ scoring summary: 11 plays, 62 yards, 44-yard field goal, 2:03 used)
HALFTIME: Texas 17, UTSA 17
THIRD QUARTER UPDATES
11:56 left in Q3: Texas is back on top of UTSA early in the third quarter. The Longhorns once again turned to the wildcat with Roschon Johnson calling the snap and it paid off handsomely when Johnson handed it off to Bijan Robinson, who took it 78 yards for a touchdown.
Texas 24, UTSA 17 (Longhorns’ scoring summary: 2 plays, 80 yards, 78-yard touchdown, 40 seconds used)
3:21 left in Q3: UTSA has cut Texas’ lead late in the third quarter. The Roadrunners drove down the field on another lengthy possession though the Texas defense held strong late in the drive, which led to UTSA having to settle for a field goal.
Texas 24, UTSA 20 (Roadrunners’ scoring summary: 13 plays, 74 yards, 30-yard field goal, 5:38 used)
00:18 left in Q3: The Texas defense came up with a huge play late in the third quarter. After the Longhorns’ offense couldn’t get things moving and had to punt it away, the defense answered in a big way when Jahdae Barron intercepted UTSA QB Frank Harris and returned it for a touchdown.
Texas 31, UTSA 20 (Longhorns’ scoring summary: Pick-six)
END OF 3RD QUARTER: Texas 31, UTSA 20
FOURTH QUARTER UPDATES
9:36 left in Q4: The Longhorns have come to life in the second half of Saturday’s home game against the Roadrunners. Texas RB Bijan Robinson surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark against UTSA and has continued to run all over the Roadrunners’ defense, including a 41-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to extend the Longhorns’ lead.
Texas 38, UTSA 20 (Longhorns’ scoring summary: 4 plays, 71 yards, 41-yard touchdown, 2:10 used)
4:59 left in Q4: Texas has further extended the lead over UTSA late in Saturday’s ballgame. The Longhorns’ offense ate up 3:21 off the game clock on a 7-play drive, but were stopped in the Roadrunners’ territory and settled for a field goal.
Texas 41, UTSA 20 (Longhorns’ scoring summary: 7 plays, 48 yards, 26-yard field goal, 3:21 used)
FINAL: Texas 41, UTSA 20
Texas vs. UTSA: Saturday, Sept. 17
Kickoff: 7 p.m. CT
Location: Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium (Austin, Texas)
TV: Longhorn Network (Play-by-play: Lowell Galindo; Analyst: Sam Acho; Reporter: Alex Chappell)
Local Radio: Longhorn IMG Radio Network, 104.9 FM in Austin. (Play-by-play: Craig Way; Analyst: Roger Wallace; Sideline reporter: Will Matthews) Check other local affiliates here.
Audio Stream: TexasSports.com
Live Stats: Side Arm Stats
Longhorn Network Pre-Game: Longhorn Network will start its live coverage with Texas Gameday two hours prior to kickoff beginning at 5 p.m. CT. LHN will return immediately following the game for Texas Gameday Final.
INSIDE THE ALL-TIME SERIES
Texas vs. UTSA all-time record … Saturday will mark the first ever meeting between Texas and UTSA.
Texas coach Steve Sarkisian‘s record as a head coach … 52-43 (Ninth year as head coach)
— Sarkisian’s record at Texas … 6-8 (Second year)
UTSA coach Jeff Traylor‘s record as a head coach … 20-8 (Third year as college head coach)
— Traylor’s record at UTSA … 20-8 (Third year)
A Texas win would mean … The Longhorns would get back on track coming off of the heart-breaking Week 2 loss to Alabama and would enter Big 12 Conference play with a 2-1 record.
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KEY GAMEDAY STORYLINES
Horns247 staff predictions: Texas vs. UTSA
Friday injury update: Texas QB decision coming into focus ahead of Saturday’s game against UTSA?
Behind Enemy Lines: Breaking down the UTSA Roadrunners with InsideRunnerSports.com
Video analysis of Texas ahead of non-conference bout vs. UTSA: Injuries on offense makes Longhorns’ defense a crucial key for Texas against UTSA
The Flagship Podcast opponent preview: UTSA head coach Traylor breaks down his roster entering Saturday’s road game at Texas
Avoiding the noise: Sarkisian warns Longhorns of ‘rat poison’ with hype surrounding Texas post-Alabama game
Recruit Reaction: Four-star DL recaps UT visit, ‘amazing’ atmosphere for Texas-Alabama game
The Insider: Injuries lead to shuffling QB practice reps, lessons learned after Texas’ one-point loss to Alabama
Caesars Sportsbook spread: Texas, 12.5-point favorite (as of Saturday afternoon)
GAMEDAY EVENTS SCHEDULE
7 a.m.: Parking lots open
2 p.m.: Bevo Blvd. presented by H-E-B, Smokey’s Midway and Hook ‘Em Hangout open
3 p.m.: Still Austin Music Lounge & Tito’s Tailgate at Longhorn City Limits open
3 p.m.: Texas football pregame radio show begins on Bevo Blvd.
3 p.m.: Gate 8 box office opens
4 p.m.: Bevo XV parade on Bevo Blvd.
4 p.m.: Jane Leo LIVE at Longhorn City Limits
4:30 p.m.: Stadium Stampede team arrival on Bevo Blvd. (Fans line up at 4:15 at north entrance of Bevo Blvd.)
4:30 p.m.: Champions Club opens at San Jacinto Residence Hall for Champions Club members
5 p.m.: Stadium gates and all in-stadium Longhorn Foundation hospitality areas open
5:30 p.m.: Texas soccer autograph session on Bevo Blvd.
5:30 p.m.: Misterwives LIVE at Longhorn City Limits
6:30 p.m.: Bevo Blvd, Longhorn City Limits, Smokey’s Midway and Hook ‘Em Hangout close
7 p.m.: Kickoff between Texas and UTSA
End of 1st Quarter: 2022 Texas Athletics Hall of Honor inductee recognition
Halftime: UTSA Band halftime performance; Longhorn Band performs “Viva La Fiesta!”
Postgame: Silent Disco at Longhorn City Limits
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