UTSA beats Charlotte, becomes bowl eligible for first time
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Dalton Sturm and Jared Johnson combined for 414 yards passing and three touchdowns and UTSA defeated Charlotte 33-14 on Saturday night to become bowl eligible for the first time in the six-year history of the program.
Sturm connected with Kerry Thomas on a 73-yard score and 13 yards to Brady Jones in the first half with the Roadrunners (6-6, 5-3 Conference USA) leading 17-7 at intermission. Victor Falcon kicked his second field goal in the third quarter for a 20-7 lead before Juwan Foggie picked up a mishandled punt snap and scored from 3 yards out for Charlotte (4-8, 3-5).
Johnson came on for UTSA and led two fourth-quarter touchdown drives, passing 20 yards to Marquez McNair for a score, and Jalen Rhodes capping a 77-yard drive with a 2-yard TD run.
Thomas finished with a school-record 145 yards receiving. Sturm threw for 286 yards and Johnson 128.