It's time for another edition of Know The Foe. This week we have a pair of guests from The Paisano, the UT San Antonio student newspaper. We've enlisted the help of Rex Castillo, this year's Sports Editor at The Paisano, and Stephen Whitaker, the managing editor of The Paisano and the sports editor last year when the Roadrunners were in their first season of football. Like most we have not seen a single minute of UTSA game film so Rex and Stephen are here to give everyone an idea of what to expect from the Roadrunners in the game on Saturday at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
UTSA is in their second year of playing football, first year playing at the FBS level and have experienced some pretty good success including a five-game winning streak. Has the early success of the program, particularly this year's 4-0 start, surprised anyone?
It's fair to say the San Antonio community is more proud of the team rather than surprised. When you have a coach like Larry Coker, a proven winner at the University of Miami, the fans can expect excellence out of this team. The 4-6 start wasn't up to anyone's expectations but we see how hard these players work and that they are very capable of winning in the future.
During the 4-0 start, what has been the common thread in the victories (i.e. the Roadrunners won because they did "this" well)
Talking with the players and Coach Larry Coker, they both give tons of credit to the offensive line and special teams. The offensive line has matured as a group and blocked much better than last year. That has allowed quarterback Eric Soza more time to find open receivers and the running backs bigger holes to run through. Special teams has also become a great weapon for the Runners this season. Sean Ianno, place kicker, hit a 52 yard game winning field goal against South Alabama for the Runners first road win in program history. Kick returner Kenny Harrison has developed in a huge threat, and given the Runners offense great starting position consistently. Continue Reading This Post >>