Staff Predictions: Arizona vs. UTSA

Arizona faces UTSA on Thursday night. Read on to see who the staff of WildcatAuthority.com is picking.

Cody James Martin: Arizona is going to open the season against UTSA in a big way. The offense is looking to be the best in the Rich Rod era and opening the season against a young, inexperienced defense is only going to help matters. 

Anu Solomon and Nick Wilson combine for five touchdowns, while just about every skill position player on the offense gets a touch. Cayleb Jones stands out with two touchdown catches and the depth and speed is too much for UTSA. 

On the other side of the ball, the home crowd for the defending Pac-12 South Champions is too much for the redshirt freshman quarterback early on. Once the crowd thins out, Blake Bogenschutz finds his ryhthm, but it's too late. 

Arizona 48, UTSA 13

Michael Luke: Arizona figures to be one of the most explosive offenses in the country and a team that could be one of the better squads in the nation.

UTSA is well coached, but lacks talent and experience. It wouldn't be a surprise if UTSA fails to win a game the entire season.  

Arizona 84 UTSA 7

Jason Scheer: There's absolutely no reason why this game should be close. I know plenty of people said that last season and the Roadrunners put up a fight, but this is a different ball game.

For starters, Arizona is at home. Then you add in that UTSA lost the majority of its starters, has a quarterback making only his second start, and is dealing with injuries, and you have a recipe for disaster.

My guess is that Arizona starts fast and never looks back while using a balanced offense and a few turnovers to completely put away the game in the third quarter.

Arizona 49, UTSA 13


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