For the fourth time this season, UTSA quarterback Frank Harris has been named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the thrilling 31-27 Homecoming win over North Texas.
Harris accounted for 313 yards of offense and a pair of touchdowns to help lead the Roadrunners to the victory in the battle for first place in the league last Saturday at the Alamodome. The senior completed 27 of 39 passes for 238 yards and two TDs and also rushed for 75 yards, as the Roadrunners matched a school record with 95 plays and piled up 495 yards, including a season-high 257 on the ground.
The Schertz Clemens High School product engineered a game-winning, 75-yard drive with no timeouts and 1:38 left to play. On the first play, he scampered 22 yards on a QB draw. He later completed a 2-yard pass to Zakhari Franklin on fourth down to keep the drive alive before finding Oscar Cardenas open over the middle for a one-handed, 33-yard catch. With the clock winding down, Harris tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to De'Corian Clark on a fade route in the left corner of the end zone for the go-ahead score with 15 seconds remaining.
Harris also threw a 6-yard TD pass to Joshua Cephus earlier in the final quarter to put the Roadrunners up 24-20 with fewer than three minutes on the clock.
Through eight games this fall, Harris has completed 206 of 299 passes (68.9%) for 2,538 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also has rushed for 319 yards and five scores on 71 attempts. He owns more than 30 school records, including career marks for passing yards (7,831), passing touchdowns (75), completion percentage (.668), rushing yards by a QB (1,539) and total offense (9,370).
Harris has been honored with C-USA’s weekly award seven times during his career. His four honors this season matches Sincere McCormick’s 2020 feat for the most by a Roadrunner in one year.
This also marks the sixth C-USA player of the week accolade collected by a UTSA player this season, as Jared Sackett has garnered the special teams award twice.
WKU defensive back Khalef Hailassie earned the defensive player of the week nod and UTEP place-kicker Gavin Baechle received the special teams award. The C-USA Player of the Week awards are presented by Blenders Eyewear.