In yesterday's victory over Louisiana Tech, University of Texas at San Antonio star running back Sincere McCormick posted his 16th career 100+ rushing-yard game, as the Roadrunners improved their record to 8-0.
For McCormick, it was a typical game, as he carried the ball 23 times and played a major role in the Roadrunners offense. So far this season, he has carried the ball 190 times. To put this into perspective, the nation's leading rusher, Sean Tucker out of Syracuse, currently sits with 175 total carries. Inevitably, this number could be surpassed, yet at the rate at which McCormick has been carrying the load this season, he may very well lead all running backs in this category.
Since arriving to the program in 2019, McCormick's status as the team's most valuable player has yet to be touched. As a freshman that season, he set the single-season all-purpose yardage standard with 1,177 yards, and earned Conference USA Freshman of the Year honors. Last season, McCormick was a Doak Walker Award semifinalist and named second-team All-American, as he broke UTSA's single-season record in rushing yards (1,467) and touchdowns (11).
This season, McCormick has picked up where he left off, as he continues to carry the load for the Roadrunners offense. It is no coincidence that their success this season has coincided with McCormick's durability and production.
The road to the Roadrunners becoming the first Conference USA team to make a New Year's Six bowl game, could become a reality if they continue to win games down the stretch. The possibility for the Roadrunners to be featured on a national stage, should help motivate McCormick to take his production to the next level.