Game Balls vs Rice

UTSA outlasted Rice in a tough conference road game 14-13 Saturday in Houston. While it was a team effort, several players had outstanding individual efforts. We award our game balls for exceptional performance, presented by Pat Clynes and The Fritz Kennel.

Presented by Pat Clynes and The Fritz Kennel

Wide Receiver Josh Stewart was responsible for both of UTSA’s scores in Saturday’s win over Rice. On UTSA’s second offensive possession, QB Dalton Sturm found Stewart for a pass that he would take 75 yards to paydirt. At one point during the run after catch, it appeared a Rice defender would make the tackle on Stewart. But the College Station-native put a move to on the defensive back and made his way into the endzone. In the second quarter following a fumble recovery, Sturm and Stewart connected again, this time on a double move in the right corner of the endzone for a 28 yard touchdown pass. On the day, the walk-on would haul in two passes for a career-high 103 yards with two TDs.

For exceptional individual performance, Josh Stewart earns our offensive game ball.

Linebacker La’Kel Bass had the best performance of his Roadrunner career. The former junior college player recorded a team-high and career-high 12 tackles. While there weren’t many flashy plays by Bass on the night, the Missouri-native played an overall solid game. He was in for a majority of the snaps and made his presence felt by assisting on 10 tackles. The 12 total tackles vs Rice surpasses his previous career-high of eight tackles vs Southern Miss last week. 

For exceptional individual performance, La’Kel Bass earns our defensive game ball.

Honorable Mentions
Offense: QB Dalton Sturm
Defense: LB Josiah Tauaefa

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