IRVING, Texas — UTSA quarterback Frank Harris has been named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week following his record-setting performance in the 49-21 victory over South Florida last Friday night at the Alamodome.
Harris turned in a career performance in his final regular season home game to help UTSA break the school record for total offensive yards with 643 against the Bulls. The senior from Schertz Clemens High School piled up 523 yards of total offense to break his program record of 445 set last season and register the second-best yardage total by an FBS player this season.
Harris completed 31 of 46 passes for 411 yards — just three yards shy of his own UTSA record — and three touchdowns and he rushed for 112 yards and three scores on only 10 attempts to notch the 13th 300-yard passing and fifth 100-yard rushing games of his career. Harris, who was named to the league’s honor roll on Oct. 30 after he passed for 395 yards and four touchdowns against East Carolina, now is one of only 15 FBS signal-callers to pass for more than 400 yards and rush for 100-plus in the same game.
This marks the fifth player of the week certificate secured by the Roadrunners this season, as Trey Moore has earned the league’s defensive award three times (Sept. 11, Oct. 16, Oct. 30), while Chase Allen picked up the special teams accolade on Sept. 11.
Colin Ramos of Navy and Matt Quinn of UAB collected this week’s defensive and special teams awards, respectively.
The Roadrunners, 8-3 overall, will travel to New Orleans to face No. 18 Tulane (10-1, 7-0) on Friday, Nov. 24. Kickoff in the key conference matchup is set for 2:30 p.m. at Yulman Stadium and the game will be televised nationally on ABC.