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Keys to a UTSA victory over La Tech
SET THE TONE EARLY
UTSA is a heavy underdog on the road. Do you know how heavy underdogs score huge upsets? They come out and jump on their opponents immediately. Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston will be at a fever pitch at kickoff. UTSA would like nothing better to silence that crowd by getting ahead early and work with a lead. From then on, it’ll be up to strategy and execution. But a major key in the game for UTSA will be scoring early and often.
IN-GAME OFFENSIVE ADJUSTMENTS
It’s been no secret that UTSA’s success has relied heavily on the run game. I’d fully expect La Tech to put eight men in the box and stack up against the run. Once that happens, the real game starts. Offensive Coordinator Frank Scelfo will need to get creative for UTSA to thrive. Whether it be gimmick plays like we’ve seen the last few weeks or using QB Dalton Sturm’s running ability, UTSA will need to be prepared for when La Tech tries to take away the Roadrunner ground game.
FORCE THOSE TURNOVERS
UTSA Defensive Coordinator Pete Golding has dialed it up the right way recently. In each of the last two games, the Roadrunners have forced a season-high four turnovers. Many of those plays led to scores for UTSA’s offense. Another huge key for the Roadrunners Saturday will be winning the turnover battle.