Mid-Season Report: UTSA

After Butch Jones left Miami for Cleveland, Larry Coker's players claim they actually coached those great Miami teams in the early 2000's. Larry just wore the headset. Maybe that setup will work in San Antonio because what they have now sure ain't. 

The Roadrunners are 1-6 and the rest of 2015 may not get much better. 

FIRST HALF MVP: David Morgan

  Rick Scuteri     AP

Rick Scuteri AP

Diamond Dave has been the bright spot for UTSA, especially on offense. Morgan is a tough matchup that has thrived in a system that moves him all over the field. Morgan had 9 receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown against PAC 12 foe Arizona and 9 catches for 85 yards against La Tech with 2 TDs.

Morgan edges out Jarveon Williams for the first half MVP. Williams, a Judson product, has given the Runners a consistent rushing threat, something they haven't had since the programs inception. 

BEST WIN: UTEP

Another SWC school that makes it easy for us, UTSA has a lone victory and to be fair, it was pretty impressive. The Roadrunners went out to El Paso and beat a conference USA opponent. The Roadrunners gave Arizona all they could handle for three quarters in Tucson, but you know we don't have moral victories at the Roundup. Right? Right.

WORST LOSS: Southern Miss

Maybe Southern Miss is better that we all thought, but regardless, the Golden Eagles has passed the Roadrunners by in CUSA. The loss to USM came on the heals of a close loss to Western Division favorite Louisiana Tech, making the sting a little worse. 

To their credit UTSA has played a tough schedule, a PAC 12 team, two Big 12 teams, and a very good Mountain West team, and they played tough against most of those squads. But the USM loss was a clear step backwards. 

What Now? 

Great question! Glad you asked. If the Runners lose to North Texas, then bar the door because this is going to get bad and quick. However, a win against UNT, sets up a nice string of winnable games against ODU and Charlotte. While USM has overtaken the Roadrunners, UTSA has to make sure that Charlotte and Old Dominion can't make that claim.

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Posted on October 23, 2015 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.