SAN ANTONIO — Trey Moore posted a career-high 3.5 sacks and Joshua Cephus became UTSA's career receptions leader, as the Roadrunners ran away from UAB, 41-20, on Saturday night in American Athletic Conference action at the Alamodome.
With their second straight victory, the Roadrunners ran their record to 3-3 overall and improved 2-0 in conference play for the third consecutive season. In fact, UTSA now has won 10 straight regular season league contests and its last 12 games against conference competition when including the 2021 and 2022 Conference USA Championship Games.
Moore totaled five tackles, including the 3.5 for a loss of 22 yards, and he had a forced fumble and recovery to go with a quarterback hurry. Donyai Taylor registered a team-high 10 stops with three behind the line of scrimmage to help the UTSA defense tally a season-high 12 tackles for loss, including six sacks.
The Roadrunners forced a season-best three turnovers, as Kam Alexander and Elliott Davison each came up with interceptions to go with Moore’s fumble recovery. Davison returned his pick 76 yards, the third-longest interception return in school history.
Meanwhile, Cephus moved to the top of the program’s career receptions chart with 269 after catching seven passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns to help spark a balanced offensive output. UTSA posted 177 yards through the air and ran for 183 more while topping the 40-point barrier for the second game in a row.