UTSA falls to UTEP 52-49 in 5OT heartbreaking loss

UTSA falls to UTEP 52-49 in 5OT heartbreaking loss

SAN ANTONIO - The UTSA Roadrunners suffered a heartbreaking loss to The University of Texas-El Paso Miners 52-49 in five overtimes Saturday evening in the Alamodome.

The five-overtime thriller is the longest game in Conference-USA history.

UTEP's QB ended the game by throwing a touchdown to a receiver and that would help seal Miners 52-49 victory against UTSA.

UTSA Head Football Coach Frank Wilson said it was a tough battle fought until the very end.

“It was a heavyweight fight. It went the distance. Our kids fought until the very end. There was no giving up. There is a lesson in all of this. We’ll learn from it,” said UTSA Football Head Coach Frank Wilson.

The five-overtime game is tied for the fifth-longest in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision records.

UTSA safety Nate Gaines spoke in a light tone and said the loss was hard to get over.

“We’ve overcome adversity before and we can do it again. It’s hard to swallow. Tough loss to a team that was very beatable,” said Gaines.

The Roadrunners host North Texas in the Alamodome and viewers can watch the game live on TV on CW 35 at 6 p.m. October 29.