PHILADELPHIA — Frank Harris returned to the lineup to throw for 338 yards and three touchdowns to help lead UTSA to a 49-34 victory over Temple in the Roadrunners’ inaugural American Athletic Conference game on Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.
Harris completed 25 of 33 passes to help the Roadrunners pile up season highs of 49 points and 495 yards of offense to improve to 2-3 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in conference debuts. UTSA also ran its record to 8-4 all-time on league openers and 21-3 in regular season conference games under fourth-year head coach Jeff Traylor.
Harris, who topped 10,000 career passing yards, tossed passes to six different receivers paced by Joshua Cephus’ seven catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. The senior from Houston tied Zakhari Franklin’s career receptions mark of 262 and he now owns 2,874 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns as a Roadrunner.