SAN ANTONIO – Freshman Nick Wilson ran for 174 yards on 30 carries and scored the go-ahead touchdown in Arizona’s 26-23 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Thursday night.
Cayleb Jones had an 85-yard scoring reception for Arizona on the first play from scrimmage, and redshirt freshman Anu Solomon was 17 of 32 for 231 yards — after throwing for 425 yards and four touchdowns last week in the Wildcats’ 58-13 opening victory over UNLV.
Wilson’s 2-yard touchdown run gave Pac-12 Arizona a 20-16 lead with 26 seconds left in the first half. Casey Skowron made four field goals, converting from 44 and 28 yards in the third quarter to make the score 26-16.
UTSA coach Larry Coker, who started the school’s program in 2011 after his national-title stint at Miami, thought Arizona’s touchdown at the end of the half changed the game.
“We had momentum, and they had that last score in the first half and got it back,” Coker said. “If we had gone in ahead like we were, it could have changed the outcome. It was a very key time in the football game.”
The Roadrunners, coming off a 20-point victory in their opener at Houston, closed out the scoring on David Glasco II’s 3-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.
Arizona had 452 yards of offense after setting a school record with 787 yards against UNLV.
It looked as if it could be another blowout shortly after the opening kickoff. On the next play, Solomon flared a conservative sideline pass at Jones close to Arizona’s 30. Jones eluded a tackle and scored 18 seconds into the game.
Jones was back in his home state after sitting out last season following his transfer from Texas. In Austin, he received a two-year probated sentence for misdemeanor assault for punching a Longhorns tennis player in 2013.
Jones caught four passes for 143 yards. He caught two passes in 10 games for Texas.
“We settled for way too many field goals and didn’t execute down in the red zone,” Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said.
Attorney says Florida State is investigating Winston
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – An attorney said Florida State is investigating the sexual-assault case involving Jameis Winston in an effort to determine if the Seminoles’ quarterback violated the student code of conduct.
Baine Kerr, one of the attorneys for the woman who said Winston sexually assaulted her, said the university interviewed his client “early last month.” He said “an investigation is ongoing.”
Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs did not bring charges against Winston in the case, saying in December there was not enough evidence to win a conviction against him. Winston won the Heisman Trophy last season.
University officials would not confirm the investigation.
• Three Eastern Michigan players have been charged with assaulting the cousin of a man convicted of killing teammate Demarius Reed last year.
The Ann Arbor News reported Darius Scott, Quincy Jones and Jairockeis Jones are charged with aggravated assault. The charges involve last Friday’s attack on Demarko Taylor, 24.
Taylor is a cousin of Kristopher Pratt, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
• Tusculum, a Division II school in Greeneville, Tenn., allowed minus-100 total yards and minus-124 yards rushing to set NCAA all-divisions defensive records in both categories in a 71-0 home victory over the College of Faith of Charlotte, N.C.