UTSA Football Keys to Victory vs Colorado State:
Take Care of The Ball
Coming off last week’s seven turnover game, ball security has to be the number point of emphasis for the UTSA offense this week. What has compounded the turnover issue further is the fact that every one of UTSA’s turnovers this season has directly led to opponent scores. Simply stated, UTSA cannot afford to turn the ball over.
Run The Ball
RB Jarveon Williams is coming off one of the best performances in his career vs a tough Oklahoma State defense. UTSA will need to get to continue to get him plenty of rushes in order to be successful. Also, don’t forget about his backup Jalen Rhodes. The redshirt freshman has shown flashes of what made him a heralded recruit out of Rowlett. Both Williams and Rhodes are averaging more than 4 yards a carry so good things typically happen when they tote the rock.
Colorado State will run a slower-paced, traditional pro-style offense. They’ll try to slow the game down to a grind. UTSA’s offense is best when they’re moving fast and keeping the chains oving. While the up-tempo offense did struggle vs K-State and OSU, it was very efficient vs Arizona. In that game, UTSA ran a program-record 95 plays. The Rams best defense for UTSA’s offense may be a slow methodical attack. So UTSA’s offense will need to push the pace and tempo when they do have the ball. If UTSA can run in the area of 80 plays, they should be able to wear down the CSU defense enough to be successful.