Point After: UTSA 27, Houston 7
Game balls: David Glasco II and Jarveon Williams (combined 37 carries, 135 yards, 3 TD’s), Bennett Okotcha and Mauricio Sanchez (drive killing INT per player in second half)
Quick thoughts: word of the day – ‘opportunistic’… OL and DL showed occasional dominance…Runner D holding an air raid system QB to 200 yards and 4 interceptions…strong coaching to run-first commitment key to late 2nd quarter and 2nd half…six turnovers very uncharacteristic of Houston/ O’Korn…UTSA defensive line was getting into backfield only rushing 3 or 4 on occasion…UH in first half drive summary: punt, fumble, fumble, fumble, TO/downs, interception, interception, punt, punt, punt.
Looking forward: Tucker Carter never really looked more than average at QB yet got job done…50 rushes and 24 pass attempts with only 267 total yards – will probably need to double production versus Arizona, 58-13 winners over UNLV in week one…14 penalties for 115 yards is troublesome, yet somewhat acceptable for first game on road…still, biggest win in young program’s history.
Extra point: Outside of the visitor’s locker room, I doubt anyone thought UTSA would hold Houston to seven points or win by 20. It’ll be interesting to see if the Birds can keep the momentum up for Thursday night’s contest with the PAC-12’s Arizona Wildcats.