1. TeHead Coach Larry Coker said it best earlier in the week, last season vs Oklahoma State, the Cowboys took early advantage of some big plays, specifically over the top. In order for UTSA to be successful, the Hard Hat Defense will need to answer the call by preventing long plays by the OSU offense.
2. Get the Offense GoingIn 2013, the offense was able to move the ball vs the Oklahoma State defense. While the Roadrunner attack has shown flashes of potential this season, we've yet to see the offense click on all cylinders. If UTSA can get the ball moving up and down the field like they've shown they can do vs OSU in the past, the chances for success increase exponentially.
3. Take Advantage
This match-up has "trap game" written all over it for Oklahoma State. Their quarterback will be out, they have an ailing running back, and a good amount of their lineup is young in terms of experience. A perfect-storm situation could be brewing for UTSA. It will be up to the 'Runners to capitalize on opportunities (red-zone situations, FGs attempt, creating and scoring off turnovers, etc.) in order to pull out an upset win on the road.