McCormick rushes for 2 TDs, UTSA holds off Middle Tennessee


SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Backup Josh Adkins threw for 233 yards and a touchdown, Sincere McCormick rushed for 82 yards and two scores, and UTSA held off Middle Tennessee 37-35 in a Conference USA opener for both teams. Hunter Duplessis made his 16th straight field goal with 11:39 remaining to give UTSA a 37-29 lead, but the Roadrunner punted on their next two possessions. Middle Tennessee put together a 13-play, 72-yard scoring drive, ending with 1:04 remaining, but its two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful. Freshman Jamal Ligon set a program record with 19 tackles for UTSA (3-0). Asher O’Hara threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns for Middle Tennessee.