UTSA scores last 20 points, kicks late FG to beat UTEP 34-31

Nov 26, 2022, 2:46 AM | Updated: 4:56 pm
UTSA cornerback Nicktroy Fortune, right, breaks up a pass intended for UTEP wide receiver Kelly Akh...

UTSA cornerback Nicktroy Fortune, right, breaks up a pass intended for UTEP wide receiver Kelly Akharaiyi, front left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in San Antonio, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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              UTEP head coach Dana Dimel looks on from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UTSA in San Antonio, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              UTEP head coach Dana Dimel watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UTSA in San Antonio, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              UTEP quarterback Calvin Brownholtz (7) is lifted by teammate Elijah Klein (79) after running for a touchdown against UTSA during the first half of an NCAA college football game in San Antonio, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              UTEP linebacker Tyrice Knight (10) celebrates with teammates after UTSA wide receiver Tykee Ogle-Kellogg, right, missed a catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game in San Antonio, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              UTEP running back Ronald Awatt (22) is tripped by UTSA safety Kelechi Nwachuku, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in San Antonio, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              UTEP safety Tyson Wilson, front, and UTEP defensive back Josiah Allen, rear, break up a pass intended for UTSA wide receiver De'Corian Clark, center, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in San Antonio, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              UTEP fullback James Tupou, left, runs for a touchdown past UTSA safety Kelechi Nwachuku (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in San Antonio, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              UTSA quarterback Frank Harris (0) is hit by UTEP linebacker Tyrice Knight during the first half of an NCAA college football game in San Antonio, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              UTSA cornerback Nicktroy Fortune, right, breaks up a pass intended for UTEP wide receiver Kelly Akharaiyi, front left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in San Antonio, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jared Sackett kicked a 28-yard field goal with four seconds left and UTSA beat UTEP 34-31 on Saturday night to remain undefeated in Conference USA play.

UTSA scored the last 20 points, and Sackett’s late kick capped an eight-play, 73-yard drive that gave the Roadrunners their only lead of the game. Sackett also made a 51-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Frank Harris threw for 382 yards and three touchdowns for UTSA (10-2, 8-0), which entered having already clinched the C-USA regular season title and will host the conference championship against North Texas on Friday.

Tykee Ogle-Kellogg had four receptions for 142 yards and Zakhari Franklin made seven for 126 yards receiving for the Roadrunners, and each had a touchdown catch. Ogle-Kellogg’s 70-yard scoring catch tied the game 31-31 at the end of the third quarter.

Calvin Brownholtz threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter, and his 23-yard TD run gave UTEP a 24-0 lead with 7:03 remaining in the second. Brownholtz finished 11-of-24 passing for 189 yards and also had two interceptions. Tyrin Smith had four catches for 99 yards and a score for UTEP (5-7, 3-5).

The Roadrunners have won the last six in the series.

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UTSA scores last 20 points, kicks late FG to beat UTEP 34-31