NCAAF Game Recap - UTSA at Texas A&M
Sat Nov 2, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Wof
14
Clem
59
F
UGA
24
Fla
17
F
Oreg
56
USC
24
F
Utah
33
Wash
28
F
Miss
14
Aub
20
F
WVU
14
Bayl
17
F
Mich
38
MD
7
F
SMU
48
Mem
54
F
VaTec
20
ND
21
F
Cin
46
ECU
43
F
GaSo
24
App
21
F
Boise
52
SJSU
42
F
K St
38
Kans
10
F
NCSt
10
Wake
44
F
Navy
56
UConn
10
F
Buff
43
E Mi
14
F
NIU
10
C Mi
48
F
Hou
29
UCF
44
F
UTSA
14
TxAM
45
F
BC
58
Syr
27
F
Neb
27
Purd
31
F
Lib
63
UMass
21
F
OD
17
FLInt
24
F
Akr
6
BGSU
35
F
Troy
35
CoCar
36
F
ArkSt
48
ULMon
41
F
UNLV
17
ColSt
37
F
Army
13
AF
17
F
Marsh
20
Rice
7
F
TCU
27
OkSt
34
F
UTEP
26
NorTx
52
F
Rut
10
Ill
38
F
MiaFL
27
FlaSt
10
F
MidTN
20
Char
34
F
Tuls
26
Tul
38
F
FlAtl
35
W Ky
24
F
MisSt
54
Ark
24
F
Pitt
20
GATec
10
F
OreSt
56
Ariz
38
F
TxSt
3
ULLaf
31
F
UAB
7
Tenn
30
F
NW
3
Ind
34
F
Vand
7
SCar
24
F
UVA
38
UNC
31
F
Colo
14
UCLA
31
F
BYU
42
UtSt
14
F
NM
10
Nev
21
F
Fres
41
Hawaii
38
F

Nov 2, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

UTSA (3-5)

7

0

0

7

14

Texas A&M (6-3)

14

7

14

10

45

Spiller runs for 217 yards, 3 TDs as Aggies beat UTSA 45-14
Sat Nov 2, 2019 5:01 PM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) When Texas A&M fell behind by a touchdown early on Saturday against UTSA, the Aggies needed something to get them going quickly.

They got it in a 60-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Spiller on the first play of the next drive and the freshman's big day helped the Aggies to a 45-14 win.

"When you hit those one play drives it demoralizes people. It does," coach Jimbo Fisher said. "It takes the heart out of guys on the other side. It takes a mature team to bounce back from that and on offense it gives you that adrenaline."

Spiller set season highs with 217 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Aggies to their third straight victory and make them bowl eligible for the 11th straight season.

The Aggies (6-3) were up by 14 when a 50-yard touchdown run by Spiller made it 28-7 early in the third quarter. Spiller padded the lead on an 8-yard run later in the third quarter on a drive where he had a 42-yard run.

"He was the catalyst today," Fisher said. "He's growing each and every day."

Kellen Mond threw for 211 yards and a touchdown, and his 1-yard TD run on the first drive of the fourth quarter made it 42-7. He was replaced on A&M's next drive with the Aggies in control of the game.

Mond said the development of the running game has really helped him in the passing game and he's been impressed by the growth of Spiller this season.

Lowell Narcisse had 90 yards passing and ran for 54 yards and a touchdown before injuring his right thumb early in the third quarter on a hard hit by Anthony Hines. He had to be helped to his feet and off the field. He walked to the locker room but did not return to the game.

Jordan Weeks took over and threw for 48 yards with an interception.

UTSA coach Frank Wilson was happy with his team's effort in the loss.

"I'm extremely proud of them," he said. "They never quit. They continued to fight ... unfortunately today our best wasn't good enough against a very quality football team."

The Roadrunners cut the lead to 45-14 when Dadrian Taylor intercepted a pass from backup Zach Calzada and returned it 58 yards for a touchdown with about five minutes left.

"We can see that we're getting better in a lot of areas (but) you can't relax, you've got to reload," Fisher said. "There's going to be three great games and we've got to get better and better"

Texas A&M's defense was in the backfield for much of the day and finished with four sacks, seven quarterback hits and 10 tackles for losses.

Narcisse put UTSA (3-5) on top in the first with a 2-yard touchdown run that made it 7-0. That play was set up by a 44-yard catch and run by Sincere McCormick two plays earlier.

The Aggies tied it when Spiller ran 60 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the next possession. Spiller is the fourth freshman in school history to run for at least 200 yards and the second Aggie freshman to run for three TDs in a game.

Cordarrian Richardson put Texas A&M on top 14-7 later in the first quarter with a 19-yard touchdown run.

Mond connected with Jalen Wydermyer on a 7-yard touchdown pass near the end of the second quarter to push A&M's lead to 21-7 at halftime.

THE TAKEAWAY

UTSA: While this one wasn't close, the 38 1/2-point underdog Roadrunners didn't look terrible against the bigger and stronger Aggies. Narcisse made some good plays before he was injured and Wilson said he thinks he'll be able to return next week.

Texas A&M: The Aggies didn't dominate the Roadrunners, but were solid and played clean football to pull away in the second half and get the convincing win. But they'll need to be better if they hope to finish out Southeastern Conference play strong with trips to No. 8 Georgia and top-ranked LSU coming later this month.

THEY SAID IT

UTSA cornerback Cassius Grady on the feeling on the sideline after the Roadrunners took the early lead: "I honestly thought for a minute we were going to win this game. They weren't that good at all. They were good, but not what we thought they were going to be. We just fell short."

UP NEXT

UTSA: Visits Old Dominion next Saturday.

Texas A&M: The Aggies are off next Saturday before wrapping up their home schedule on Nov. 16 when they host South Carolina.

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Passing

UTSA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
L. Narcisse 14 7 50.0 0 90 44 0 70.5
J. Weeks 11 4 36.4 0 48 20 1 12.7
TxAM Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Mond 21 16 76.2 1 211 35 0 123.3
Z. Calzada 7 4 57.1 0 27 20 1 26.2

Rushing

UTSA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Narcisse 15 54 3.6 13 1
S. McCormick 12 43 3.6 18 0
TxAM Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
I. Spiller 20 217 10.8 60 3
C. Richardson 7 35 5.0 19 1

Receiving

UTSA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
Z. Franklin 4 46 11.5 20 0
S. McCormick 2 43 21.5 44 0
TxAM Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Ausbon 5 90 18.0 35 0
J. Wydermyer 4 52 13.0 21 1

Fumbles

Returning

UTSA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Sam 4 19.3 0 35 0 - 0 0
K. Johnson Jr. 0 - 0 0 3 1.0 0 4
TxAM KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Smith 2 20.5 0 21 2 12.5 0 18
C. Lane 1 24.0 0 24 0 - 0 0

Punting

UTSA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Dean 8 312 39.0 50
TxAM Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Mann 3 151 50.3 59
N. Constantinou 1 57 57.0 57

Takeaways

UTSA Int Yds InTD
D. Taylor 1 58 1
TxAM Int Yds InTD
E. Young 1 -4 0

Team Stats Comparison

UTSA TxAM
Points For 14 45
Total Yards 231 505
Rushing Yards 93 267
Passing Yards 138 238
Passing Completions / Attempts 11/25 20/28
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 0/0
First Downs 14 23
Penalties - Yards 6/49 5/42
Time Of Possession 17:17 43:43
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/16 5/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 2/2
Punts - Average Yards 8/39 4/52

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UTSA TxAM
UTSA 6:38 TD Lowell Narcisse 2 yd run (Hunter Duplessis kick) 7 0
TxAM 6:55 TD Isaiah Spiller 60 yd run (Seth Small kick) 7 7
TxAM 12:57 TD Cordarrian Richardson 19 yd run (Seth Small kick) 7 14
2nd Quarter UTSA TxAM
TxAM 14:38 TD Jalen Wydermyer 7 yd pass from Kellen Mond (Seth Small kick) 7 21
3rd Quarter UTSA TxAM
TxAM 2:35 TD Isaiah Spiller 50 yd run (Seth Small kick) 7 28
TxAM 9:35 TD Isaiah Spiller 8 yd run (Seth Small kick) 7 35
4th Quarter UTSA TxAM
TxAM 1:41 TD Kellen Mond 1 yd run (Seth Small kick) 7 42
TxAM 5:57 FG Seth Small 45 yd FG 7 45
UTSA 10:07 TD Dadrian Taylor 58 yd interception return (Hunter Duplessis kick) 14 45

Game Information

Stadium: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
Attendance: 100,635
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