SAN ANTONIO —
“That’s a good team — that shows on field — with a quarterback that can operate and good skill players. We had a solid outing,” OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said. “They got us on the ground which is what I was afraid would happen on the perimeter game with the jet sweeps and the option game.”
The second touchdown for the Roadrunners in the fourth was set up by a 69-yard punt return by UTSA’s Kenny Harrison that put the ball at OSU’s 19-yard line. UTSA quarterback Eric Soza hooked up with wide receiver Kenny Bias on the first play of the drive to make it 42-21 with 12:15 left in the contest.
Oklahoma State’s second-team defense hurt the final line, giving up a 67-yard touchdown on a wide open connection between Soza and Bias. UTSA’s backup quarterback Tucker Carter also put a score on the board for the Roadrunners with a 15-yard touchdown to Aaron Grubb in the final minutes of the game.
“We subbed out the second drive of the third — wholesale changed it. If they are in the game, they are expected to perform,” Spencer said. “This proves that we have to improve our depth. Those young guys who were in there in the third and the fourth quarter have got to perform just like anybody else. We’ll have to count on those guys some day down the road.”
Oklahoma State’s defense also recorded two takeaways with an interception by middle linebacker Shaun Lewis and another by outside linebacker Ryan Simmons — which came just before halftime and led to OSU’s fifth touchdown of the half.
Jason Elmquist is the sports editor of the Stillwater NewsPress