Staff Predictions: UTSA

Arizona will face UTSA on Saturday. Read on to see who thinks will win the game.

Scott Coleman: UTSA will be the Wildcats' toughest challenge to date for a couple of reasons.

It probably has more offensive talent than NAU or UNLV combined, and its unconventional 4-2-5 defense will likely force UA to throw the ball.

As we've all seen the first two weeks, B.J. Denker is yet to prove he's able to make any kind of throw down the field.

Even with Arizona's passing attack looking nothing like the one Matt Scott led last season, the Cats should still be able to move the ball well enough to win pretty comfortably on Saturday evening.

Arizona 45, UTSA 17

Overall Record: 2-0

Michael Luke: Although UTSA, is a small school, this is a big game for the Wildcats to show they can throw the ball.

The guess here is that Arizona will continue to struggle in the passing game, but it wont matter because KaDeem Carey and Daniel Jenkins will run wild against a surprisingly stout UTSA rush defense.

It will be interesting to see how Arizona chooses to attack UTSA, because it may want to give Denker a chance to gain some confidence going into the bye week before Pac-12 play.

Arizona 42, UTSA 14

Overall Record: 2-0

Cody James Martin: UTSA will be the toughest opponent Arizona has faced so far this season.

The Roadrunner defense is primed to stop the run and the dual threat capability of Eric Soza is going to give the Wildcat defense a true test.

Arizona may start a little slow on both sides of the ball, but it won't last long. There really shouldn't be a reason Ka'Deem Carey can't rush for 150+ yards again, even if the passing game struggles again.

If the game does get a little close for comfort, look for a few plays and packages that haven't been seen yet this season.

Arizona 38, UTSA 20

Overall Record: 2-0

Jason Scheer: This is an interesting game because UTSA won't try to establish the run and is going to run numerous reverses, trick plays, etc.

The Roadrunners are actually really fun to watch, but eventually the difference in talent will be too much.

It would not be a shock to see this be a close game early, but Ka'Deem Carey will likely get momentum and never look back.

If B.J. Denker can't pass this game, it is definitely a concern. UTSA allows short and quick routes, which should theoretically play right into Arizona's hands.

Arizona 38, UTSA 13

Overall: 2-0

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