Oklahoma State Football: Previewing UTSA

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Sep 12, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; Kansas State Wildcats wide receiver Dominique Heath (4) avoids the tackle of UTSA Roadrunners corner back Aneas Henricks (6) during the second half at Alamodome. Kansas State won 30-3. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports


The Roadrunners started the season off well enough, holding a high-powered Arizona offense to 392 yards in their first matchup. Kansas State, a team not nearly as skilled offensively, fared better in their game against UTSA, posting 418 yards with a more balanced attack. The Roadrunners defense gave up six plays of 20 yards or more as well.

Sophomore linebacker Marcos Curry leads the team so far this season with 15 tackles, followed by 11 from senior safety Mauricio Sanchez, who also has the team’s only turnover — a fumble recovery that was actually forced by defensive tackle Jason Neill.

UTSA employs a 4-2-5 defensive scheme, yet somehow is still giving up plenty of big plays in the passing game. The majority of those came against an inexperienced and unproven quarterback in Kansas State’s Joe Hubener. As a team, the Roadrunners have compiled three sacks, one forced fumble, five pass breakups, and zero quarterback hurries.

Expect the Roadrunners to dare the Cowboys to run on them, while providing plenty of coverage down field in an attempt to at least somewhat limit Mason Rudolph and Oklahoma State’s slew of receivers.

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