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Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

    Game Preview: Houston Cougars (3-0, AAC) vs. UTSA Roadrunners (2-2, C-USA)

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    This Saturday, Sept. 28, the I-10 rivalry begins as the UTSA Roadrunners take on the undefeated Houston Cougars at the Alamodome.

    This will be the first encounter between UTSA and Houston, and it’s the last non-conference game of the season for the Roadrunners.

    The Cougars are currently the third-ranked offense in the American Athletic Conference, averaging nearly 300 yards per game passing and 252 yards per game on the ground. Houston has dominated all three teams they have faced this season with an average advantage of 38.3 to 17.3.

    The Roadrunners are up to the tough task of stopping the Cougars’ offense though, especially after their recent defensive performance against UTEP where they held the Miners to 99 yards rushing in UTSA’s inaugural Conference USA win this past Saturday. UTSA will need to maintain their focus from start to finish, as the high-powered Cougar offense has outscored their opponents 35-13 cumulatively in the fourth quarter this season.

    Despite boasting a 2-1 away record, the Roadrunners have yet to win at home. UTSA needs to establish a home field presence early in the game by keeping up with the Cougars offensively.

    Students and fans alike can expect a high scoring contest that is sure to entertain from the kickoff.

    The game is set for 3 p.m. in front of what is certain to be a raucous crowd.

    Be sure to have your popcorn ready.

    Ticket information for Saturday

    The following information was provided from the UTSA Athletics Department in an effort to clear up how to obtain tickets for Saturday’s game:

    Numerous options are available throughout this week for UTSA students to purchase guest tickets to the UTSA home football game against the Houston Cougars at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Alamodome.

    UTSA students receive free admission to all regular season home football games at the Alamodome simply by presenting their student identification cards at a designated student entrance. Students also may purchase up to four home football game general admission guest tickets for just $10 apiece.

    The most convenient way to obtain single-game student guest tickets in advance is to visit

    • Click on the “Tickets” tab, then go to “Buy Student Guest Tickets” and enter your student account information ([email protected] and password). Prior to the season, all students received a password to purchase guest tickets. If you cannot remember your password, click ‘Forgot Password’ and a temporary one will be sent to your [email protected] email account. • Click on “Buy Packages/Tickets” and enter the promo code STUDENTS on the top, left corner. • Complete your purchase by providing credit card information. • Students may print tickets at home for free.

    There are additional student guest ticket purchase options.

    • A UTSA Athletics Ticket Office representative will be in the University Center main lobby across from the Campus Bookstore between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Tuesday the week of a home game.

    • Students may call 210-458-UTSA (8872) to purchase via telephone.

    • Students may visit the Athletics Department administrative offices at 5710 West Hausman Road between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    • Last-minute buyers may purchase guest student tickets at the Alamodome Ticket Office on game day with a valid student ID card.

    For more information on guest student tickets, call the UTSA Ticket Office at 210-458-UTSA (8872).

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