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Keys to a UTSA victory over Charlotte
There is a ton of excitement and hype entering this game from UTSA’s perspective. Numerous players have gone on the record about how huge a game this is for the program. UTSA needs that excitement in the Alamodome Saturday. But what it doesn’t need is players who are too excited and make mistakes. A few weeks ago vs La Tech when the Roadrunners were playing for a shot at the conference title, it appeared that UTSA may have been too hyped up. Head Coach Frank Wilson said “maybe emotions got the best of us” when referring to some first half lapses vs La Tech. The Roadrunners will need to channel their emotions into positive plays to be successful vs Charlotte.
START FAST OFFENSIVELY
UTSA has been at their best when playing with a lead. Offensive Coordinator Frank Scelfo has done well with his scripted plays/scenarios to begin games. The big question is what happens at quarterback? Starter Dalton Sturm hasn’t looked sharp to begin the last two games while backup Jared Johnson has show the ability to move the offense. Whoever ends up taking the snaps Saturday, they will need to be efficient and be able to put UTSA’s offense in position to take and keep a lead over Charlotte.
UTSA’s defense played well against a good Texas A&M team last week. While it was a strong performance vs Aggies, one thing the ‘Runners didn’t do much against Texas A&M and in recent weeks is force many turnovers. It isn’t a coincidence that every game that UTSA has forced multiple turnovers has been a game the team has played well in. Forcing turnovers on defense and special teams will be key for UTSA to beat Charlotte.