UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game ends in a 7-7 stalemate
The game featured offense (Blue) versus defense (White) and used a modified scoring system with touchdowns and turnovers being worth two points, while field goals and defensive saves were worth one point each.
Wearing white jerseys, the defense opened the game with three straight saves to take a 3-0 lead. The first drive stalled after a sack on third down helped force a punt, while the second possession saw a 52-yard field goal attempt by Jared Baggins hit the right amount. Walker Baty and Chace Davis teamed up for a sack on third down to help force a punt on the next drive.
The striker, wearing blue shirts, came up on the board on his fourth possession of the night, as Frank Harris capped a 58-yard walk with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Dan Dishman.
Les Bleues then took a 4-3 lead after a 65-yard drive ended with a 34-yard TD pass from Cam Peters for Tykee Ogle-Kellogg. Peters, a redshirt sophomore from Stafford, Texas, also completed 17 yards for Tre’Von Bradley to help establish the score.
White responded with a save that forced a 53-yard punt by Lucas Deanleading to a 4-4 halftime stalemate.
The defense started the second half with two more saves, using sacks of Jalen Rainey and Zach Causey to stop the first possession then a sack by jadeen jones on fourth down to stop second drive and take a 6-4 advantage.
The offense then picked up three unanswered runs to take a 7-6 lead. Everett Ornstein drilled a field goal from 46 yards after Diego Tello passages completed at Kyle Eaves and Dr. Spriggs. On the next possession, Peters found a wide open kennedy lewis in the end zone for a 16-yard scoring connection. Sackett then made the extra point to advance the Blue one point.
A Christian Clayton the sack highlighted the next drive, which ended in a defensive save and provided the final count 7-7.
UTSA is set to kick off the 2022 season on September 3 by hosting Houston at the Alamodome. After back-to-back dates with Army on Sept. 10 and Texas on Sept. 17, the Roadrunners wrap up the non-conference roster at home against Texas Southern on Sept. 24.
The eight-game Conference USA schedule includes home games against WKU (Oct. 8), North Texas (Oct. 22), Louisiana Tech (Nov. 12) and UTEP (Nov. 26), as well as dates on the road with Middle Tennessee (Oct. 1), CRF (Oct. 15), UAB (Nov. 5) and Rice (Nov. 19). The C-USA Championship game is scheduled for Friday, December 2.
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