Keys to a UTSA victory over Colorado State:
UTSA is coming off a game where they recorded a program-record six sacks. Colorado State is starting a new quarterback. UTSA Defensive Coordinator Pete Golding showed last week he wasn’t afraid to dial up pressure. After a so-so first half, the Roadrunners defense really tighten things up allowing little in the second half. UTSA will need a strong defensive effort that is continually putting pressure on CSU in order to be successful.
RUN THE BALL
All eyes will be on RB Jarveon Williams to see how healthy he is. Williams sprained an ankle in the first half of last week’s game and had been limited in practice all week. His backup, Jalen Rhodes, came in vs Alabama State and ran well. The production of Williams and Rhodes will be important as UTSA will look to dictate tempo with their run game.
Road games command the most focus. Last week, UTSA didn’t play their cleanest of games. But they preserved and overcame. This week’s opponent is a little better. And with the game on the road, there won’t be much margin for error. So UTSA will need to limit mistakes, penalties, and turnovers to win this one. That’s typically a caveat for most games, but it’s especially true in this matchup.