Game Preview: UTSA Roadrunners vs. #13 Oklahoma State Cowboys

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Photo Credit: File Photo/The Paisano

It’s only the second game of the 2013 season for UTSA football and already history will be made this Saturday at the Alamodome. The Roadrunners face their toughest opponent to date on Saturday, Sept. 7 when they host the nationally ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU).

Connection between UTSA and OSU are plenty, ranging from UTSA Head Coach Larry Coker’s time at OSU to UTSA defensive lineman Ashaad Mabry who signed on to play at OSU until transferring to UTSA in 2011.

The Alamodome is also celebrating its 20th anniversary and is expecting a large crowd to make its presence felt at the first UTSA home game of the season. The game is also the first this season to be nationally televised and will be broadcast on the new Fox Sports 1 network.

What a win means

Any victory the UTSA Roadrunners can claim over OSU will be huge. With all the hype heading into Conference USA, UTSA has an opportunity to make the biggest splash with a home victory. No doubt a 2-0 start to the season bolds well, but an early win like this has the potential to put UTSA not only on the local and national map.

What a loss means

No loss is good, but there is obviously less pressure on UTSA to perform at a higher level than OSU. A close competitive game for UTSA against a top 15 FBS team would be ideal but may not be realistic. OSU was tabbed to finish first atop the Big 12 teams this season, making it a difficult scenario in which UTSA pulls off the upset.

Previous UTSA Game

The UTSA Roadrunners opened up the 2013 season with a 21-13 win over the New Mexico Lobos at University Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31 in Albuquerque, N.M.


Senior quarterback Eric Soza threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns and added 65 yards rushing to top it off.

Junior running back David Glasco II had an early fumble in the first quarter but redeemed himself with two scoring touchdowns in the game.


Junior safety Triston Wade led the team with seven total tackles. The defense was especially impressive, holding a team that scored 25.8 points a game to 13 total points, UTSA was able to keep the Lobos’ rushing yardage down to 193 yards, a far cry from their average of over 300 yards in 2012.