Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez holds UTSA in high regard
- Updated: September 3, 2014
The UTSA Roadrunners who also started 1-0 after a 27-7 win at the Houston Cougars will host the Arizona Wildcats at the Alamodome in San Antonio tonight. The Roadrunners generated 263 yards of offense against Houston. Tucker Carter threw for 121 yards while senior running back David Glasco II rushed for 84 yards and two scores. Sophomore Jarveon Williams rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively the Roadrunners defense held the Houston Cougars to 208 total yards including -26 on the ground. Ashaad Mabry had two tackles for a loss among the six recorded by the defense to Go along with four interceptions.
To get by Arizona the Roadunners will have to be sharp on defense again. The Wildcats can provide plenty of offense either on the ground or in the air as evidenced by the 787 yards gained against UNLV in their opening 58-13 win over the Rebels.
The offense can provide a lot of help in that regard with some sound ball control offense and clock management. UTSA is the underdog in this contest with Arizona being an eight point favorite. UTSA is going to need everything to fall their way to get a win at home.
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez holds UTSA in high regard.
“They just completely shut ‘em down. They got off blocks, Houston couldn’t block ‘em. They broke on the ball well. They tackled in the open field extremely well. Houston really spread them out and Houston went fast too. They had a fast tempo with spread. They had a good plan and they followed the plan.”
“One thing that UTSA does well is they don’t have a lot of third-and-long situations. They get some positive yards, and we’ve gotta try and curate more negative yards plays, and I don’t think we did a lot of that in the last game. We didn’t create a lot of negative yards plays, and that’s why we didn’t have as many three-and-outs as we’d like to have.”