Staff Predictions: Week Two

Arizona will face UTSA on Thursday. Read on to see how the staff of thinks it will play out.

Cody James Martin: Arizona beat UTSA 38-13 last year and it would be hard pressed to have a repeat performance this season.

Both teams are breaking in new quarterbacks and have some other question marks, but the Roadrunners have experience on their side with 36 seniors on the roster.

I think the game is close for the most part, with the UTSA defense holding Arizona to field goals instead of touchdowns and finding a way to keep within striking distance.

Ultimately, I think the Wildcats just have too much firepower for the Roadrunners. The game is a one score affair heading into the fourth quarter, but the speed of Rodriguez's offense wears down the defense and allows Arizona to get a few late touchdowns to pull away.

Arizona 40, UTSA 24

Overall: 1-0

Michael Luke: UTSA’s defense is for real and it would not be a surprise to see Arizona struggle to move the ball early.

The problem for UTSA is the offense. If it delivers the same performance this week than it did last, it figures to lose by three plus touchdowns.

Look for Arizona to start off slowly, but force some UTSA turnovers. Once the momentum is going, Arizona figures to lay it on the Roadrunners.

Arizona 31, UTSA 10

Overall: 1-0

Jason Scheer: We've heard all week that this game will be close and I completely understand why, but I just can't find myself agreeing with it.

Arizona is better at the majority of the positions on the field and as strong as UTSA's defense was against Houston, Arizona is a different team, it is better coached, and the Roadrunners are going to have to score a considerable amount of points to win.

I can see this game being close early as Anu Solomon works through some nerves and the crowd is into it. However, I'm just not confident enough that UTSA is going to be able to get the necessary stops to win.

Arizona 41, UTSA 17

Overall: 1-0

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