Oklahoma State Football: Previewing UTSA

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Sep 12, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; UTSA Roadrunners head coach Larry Coker looks onto the field during the first half against the Kansas State Wildcats at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Roadrunners

The University of Texas at San Antonio has only had a functioning football program since 2011, when the team began competing as an independent FCS team. The Roadrunners are coached by Larry Coker, who has remained at the helm since helping to begin the program.  Coker actually won a national title in his first season as head coach of the Miami Hurricanes back in 2001, where he remained until being fired in 2006, finishing with a record of 60-15 overall. His coaching resume also includes stops as offensive coordinator for Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.

UTSA went 4-6 during their inaugural season, moving up to the FBS in 2012 as a member of the Western Athletic Conference, where they finished with an overall record of 8-4. The Roadrunners changed conferences again in 2013, moving to Conference USA, where they have remained since, compiling an 11-15 record that includes losses to Oklahoma State in 2013 and 2014 by the score of 56-35 and 43-13, respectfully.

The Roadrunners enter Saturday’s matchup 0-2, having begun this season with a close loss on the road to No.22 Arizona by a score of 42-32. UTSA was only down 21-20 at halftime after putting up plenty of yards, but sputtered offensively in the second half as the Wildcats eventually pulled away.

The team didn’t fare nearly as well last week against a different Wildcats team in Kansas State, mustering only 229 yards of offense in a 30-3 loss.

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