McCormick rushes for 2 TDs, UTSA holds off Middle Tennessee

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UTSA safety Donyai Taylor (30) celebrates with teammates following an interception during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Middle Tennessee, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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.