UTSA Football Keys to Victory vs La Tech:
CONTAIN LA TECH RB KENNETH DIXON
UTSA’s defense will have their hands full with La Tech RB Kenneth Dixon, who is one of the more aggressive rushers in the Conference USA In five games this season, Dixon is averaging over 116 yards per game. He’s rushed 95 times for 583 yards, that’s a per rush average of over 6 yards. It will be difficult to stop Dixon, but UTSA has done well containing him in previous matchups. In order for UTSA to stay competitive, Dixon will need to be held at or below his season averages.
KEEP J-DUB INVOLVED
UTSA RB Jarveon Williams is coming off back to back games where he’s set program records. Last week vs UTEP, he set the record for number of rushes in a single game (28). Two weeks ago vs Colorado St, he set the record for rushing yards in a single game (175). Clearly, Williams’ involvement in the running game is critical. But last week, he also got involved in the passing game catching 5 passes for 45 yards. UTSA’s offense will need to continue to rely heavily on Jarveon Williams in order to keep the chains moving.
TURN STURM LOOSE
Walk-on Sophomore Dalton Sturm makes his first-career start on Saturday. The initial thought process may be to simplify the offense and pull the reigns back a little. But Sturm has shown that he has the ability to make plays. Every time he’s entered a game, he’s made things happens. Considered the fastest QB on UTSA’s roster, Sturm can make some plays with his legs as well as his arm. For UTSA to be competitive, Sturm will need to make some big plays in his first start.