HOUSTON -— David Glasco II scored two first-half touchdowns to help Texas-San Antonio beat Houston 27-7 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Glasco, who ran for 81 yards on 25 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the first quarter after Houston punter Dylan Seibert lost 42 yards, then fumbled, setting up UTSA at the 3. Glasco added a 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Jarveon Williams' 11-yard touchdown run capped a 13-play, 60-yard drive in the third quarter, and Sean Ianno kicked a 26-yard field goal after Bennett Okotcha intercepted John O'Korn's pass in Houston territory. O'Korn threw four interceptions and finished 22 of 44 for 215 yards.
Ianno added a 30-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
Houston got on the board with 1:04 left on Ryan Jackson's 2-yard run.
Texas-San Antonio held Houston to minus-27 yards rushing.
This was Houston's first game inside the new TDECU Stadium, which replaced Robertson at a cost of $100 million.
Before the game got underway, the school debuted a new ad that shows off the best of what the school has to offer.
"It represents a commitment to athletics, a commitment to being nationally relevant," said Mack Rhoades, Vice President for Intercollegiate athletics at UH.
Rhoades sees storm clouds hovering over college football's "have nots." Rich programs are getting richer, their conference becoming more powerful. So, UH is building quickly.
"Obviously, the stadium is a big part of it," said Rhoades. "We've broken ground on a brand new practice for men's women's basketball. That's a $25 million practice facility. We're committed to doing the full cost of attendance. We're started our 'Cougar Café' where we're feeding our student athletes unlimited meals. So, we're committed to doing all those things."
About 40,755 turned out for Friday night's game.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)