2018 UTSA Roadrunners football team

The 2018 UTSA Roadrunners football team represented the University of Texas at San Antonio in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Roadrunners played their home games at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX, and competed in the West Division of Conference USA (C–USA). They were led by third-year head coach Frank Wilson. They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in C-USA play to finish in fifth place in the West Division.

2018 UTSA Roadrunners football
UTSA Roadrunners logo
ConferenceConference USA
West Division
2018 record3–9 (2–6 C-USA)
Head coachFrank Wilson (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorAl Borges (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJason Rollins (1st season)
Home stadiumAlamodome
(Capacity: 65,000)
2018 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Middle Tennessee x   7 1         8 6  
Marshall   6 2         9 4  
FIU   6 2         9 4  
Charlotte   4 4         5 7  
Florida Atlantic   3 5         5 7  
Old Dominion   2 6         4 8  
Western Kentucky   2 6         3 9  
West Division
UAB x$   7 1         11 3  
North Texas   5 3         9 4  
Louisiana Tech   5 3         8 5  
Southern Miss   5 3         6 5  
UTSA   2 6         3 9  
UTEP   1 7         1 11  
Rice   1 7         2 11  
Championship: UAB 27, Middle Tennessee 25
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of July 18, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

Previous season

The Roadrunners finished the 2017 season 6–5, 3–5 in C-USA play to finish in fifth place in the West Division. Despite being bowl eligible for the second consecutive season, the Roadrunners did not receive a bowl bid.

Preseason

Award watch lists

Award Player Position Year
Lou Groza Award[1] Jared Sackett K SO
Wuerffel Trophy[2] Jalen Rhodes RB SR
Josiah Tauaefa LB JR
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award[3] Jalen Rhodes RB SR

Preseason All-CUSA team

Conference USA released their preseason all-CUSA team on July 16, 2018, with the Roadrunners having two players selected.[4]

Defense

Kevin Strong – DL

Josiah Tauaefa – LB

Preseason media poll

Conference USA released their preseason media poll on July 17, 2018, with the Roadrunners predicted to finish in fifth place in the West Division.[5]

West Division
Predicted finish Team
1 North Texas
2 Louisiana Tech
3 UAB
4 Southern Miss
5 UTSA
T–6 Rice
T–6 UTEP

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 19:30 p.m.at Arizona State*FS1L 7–4950,188
September 86:00 p.m.Baylor*CBSSNL 20–3742,071
September 153:00 p.m.at Kansas State*FSNL 17–4150,618
September 226:00 p.m.Texas State*
ESPN+W 25–2129,205
September 296:00 p.m.UTEP
  • Alamodome
  • San Antonio, TX
ESPN+W 30–2120,176
October 66:00 p.m.at RiceESPN3W 20–319,170
October 136:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech
  • Alamodome
  • San Antonio, TX
ESPN+L 3–3120,057
October 206:00 p.m.at Southern MissESPN+L 17–2721,259
November 36:30 p.m.at UABbeINL 3–5217,605
November 106:00 p.m.FIU
  • Alamodome
  • San Antonio, TX
ESPN+L 7–4516,874
November 171:30 p.m.at MarshallStadiumL 0–2318,502
November 246:00 p.m.North Texas
  • Alamodome
  • San Antonio, TX
ESPN+L 21–2419,874
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[6]

Game summaries

at Arizona State

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 0 0 0 7 7
Sun Devils 14 14 14 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2016 ASU, 32–28

Baylor

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 10 10 7 10 37
Roadrunners 3 10 0 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2017 UTSA, 17–10

at Kansas State

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 7 0 0 10 17
Wildcats 10 17 14 0 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2015 KSU, 30–3

UTSA's defense gave up over 400 yards to Kansas State and dropped their record to 0-3, where Kansas State advanced to 2-1 for the season. UTSA head coach Frank Wilson said, "Unfortunately we did not always execute to the fullest, but I think take away a couple of big-play opportunities, they weren't going methodically down the field and just shoving us around. We held them to some third-down opportunities, but we just couldn't get them off the field."[7]

Texas State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 0 7 7 21
Roadrunners 14 3 0 8 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2017 UTSA, 44–14

UTEP

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 7 0 7 7 21
Roadrunners 7 17 0 6 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2017 UTSA, 31–14

at Rice

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 3 10 0 7 20
Owls 0 0 3 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2017 UTSA, 20–7

Louisiana Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 10 7 7 31
Roadrunners 0 0 3 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 2017 LT, 20–6

at Southern Miss

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 0 3 7 7 17
Golden Eagles 6 14 7 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2017 USM, 31–29

at UAB

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 3 0 0 0 3
Blazers 21 17 7 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2017 UAB, 24–19

FIU

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 17 7 21 45
Roadrunners 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2017 FIU, 14–7

at Marshall

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 0 0 0 0 0
Thundering Herd 10 10 3 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2017 UTSA, 9–7

North Texas

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 10 7 7 0 24
Roadrunners 0 14 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2017 UNT, 29–26

References

  1. ^ "Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Announces 2018 Preseason Watch List". July 25, 2018. Archived from the original on August 17, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Wuerffel Trophy Unveils 2018 Watch List". July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 Nominations The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award" (PDF). August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  4. ^ http://conferenceusa.com/news/2018/7/16/football-fb-2018-preseason-awards.aspx
  5. ^ http://conferenceusa.com/news/2018/7/17/football-fb-preseason-media-poll.aspx
  6. ^ "2018 UTSA Roadrunners Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Hammond, Andrew (September 15, 2018). "UTSA falls to 0-3 after road loss to Kansas State". KAST-TV 12 (San Antonio). Retrieved September 17, 2018.
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