Weekend Viewing Guide

Weekend Viewing Guide

C-USA Women’s Soccer Decision Weekend

These four league matches will have an impact on UTSA’s tournament chances:

  • North Texas @ FIU – Thursday, 6:00 pm – CUSA.tv
  • Charlotte @ Marshall – Friday, 6:00 pm – CUSA.tv
  • WKU vs. ODU – Friday, 6:00 pm – CUSA.tv
  • FIU vs. ODU – Sunday, Noon – CUSA.tv
UTSA Soccer vs. Louisiana Tech (Friday, 7:00 pm)

Head out to Park West to cheer on the Roadrunners in their final regular season match as they look to sneak into the Conference USA Tournament.

UTSA Volleyball @ UAB (Friday, 7:00 pm – CUSA.tv)

The Roadrunners look to bounce back from last weekend’s loss to WKU as they travel to Birmingham to take on the Blazers.

UTSA Football vs. UNT (Saturday, 6:00 pm – KMYS, CUSA.tv)

UTSA takes on conference rival North Texas at the Alamodome this Saturday in what could very well be a season-defining game for both teams. A win here would be huge as the Roadrunners head into a very tough three-game road stretch in November.

Carolina Panthers @ Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, Noon – FOX)

After a bye week for the Panthers, former UTSA sprinter Teddy Williams returns to action looking to build on his historic performance two weeks ago.

UTSA Volleyball @ La Tech (Sunday, 1:00pm – CUSA.tv)

UTSA travels to Ruston for a match against bottom-dwellers Louisiana Tech. The Lady Techsters have lost eight of nine conference matches, getting swept in five of them.

Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears (Monday, 7:30pm – ESPN)

David Morgan II looks to earn some offensive snaps on Monday night after getting beat out by incumbent blocking tight end Rhett Ellison last week.


Week in Review – 10/27/16

It was a tough weekend for UTSA as volleyball split their matches against the league’s top two teams, soccer lost both of theirs and now need help to make the conference tournament, while football lost in the longest game in C-USA history.


The Roadrunners entered Saturday’s contest against UTEP with just their second multi-game winning streak in the last two and a half years, and a real shot at becoming bowl eligible for the first time in program history. But all that changed when UTSA squandered a 28-14 lead and lost to the Miners after five overtimes, 52-49.

The five-overtime performance was the longest game in UTSA and Conference USA history, and tied for the fifth-longest in all of FBS.

One of the bright spots for UTSA was Kerry Thomas Jr., who hauled in two touchdown passes and surpassed David Morgan II as UTSA’s all-time leader in receiving touchdowns.

UTSA (3-4, 2-2 C-USA) takes on North Texas (4-3, 2-1 C-USA) this Saturday at the Alamodome, after the Mean Green shocked Army last week with a 35-18 victory over the 19-point favorites.


UTSA dropped both of their matches last weekend, falling 2-0 to WKU on Thursday and 2-1 in overtime against FIU on Sunday.

All four goals allowed by the Roadrunners came after the 80th minute, continuing a trend of late defensive struggles that have plagued the team all year.

Read more: Late goals doom Roadrunners heading into final weekend

Despite the losses, UTSA still has an outside shot at making the C-USA Tournament, as long as they can beat Louisiana Tech and get some help in four or five other league matches.

The Roadrunners (9 pts) take on Louisiana Tech (15 pts) at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Park West Athletic Complex. The team needs our support, so if you’re in town make your way out to Park West and support the ladies on their quest for their first C-USA Tournament appearance.


UTSA volleyball hosted the league’s two best teams last weekend, and the crowds at the Convo did not disappoint.

In their first match of the weekend against #2 Rice, the Roadrunners notched their second sweep in conference play and their first in the team’s last six games. Dajana Boskovic set the record for most kills in a three-game match with 27 against the Owls.

Sunday’s match against top-25 WKU proved to be a much larger challenge, however, as the Roadrunners only lasted four sets against the Hilltoppers and the league’s best team extended their winning streak to 13 games. It was the 22nd win for WKU this year, the second-most in all of Division I.

Despite the loss, UTSA moved up to 59th in the RPI rankings after the weekend’s performances, their highest ranking of the season.

The Roadrunners (6-2 C-USA) will travel out of state for two matches this weekend against UAB (3-6) and Louisiana Tech (1-8) as they look to punch their ticket to the conference tournament.


It was a rather lackluster weekend for UTSA alumni in the NFL, with Teddy Williams and the Panthers on a bye week, while David Morgan II returned from injury but only earned five snaps all game in the Vikings first loss of the year.

Read more: Roadrunners in the NFL – Week 7

Both players will be back in action this weekend, as Williams looks to hold onto his newfound playing time, while Morgan looks to earn his back.


Roadrunners in the NFL – Week 7


TE – Minnesota Vikings – UTSA ’11-’15

Coming off the Vikings’ bye week, David Morgan II returned from a knee injury in Minnesota’s 21-10 loss to Philadelphia, the team’s first loss of the year.

Unfortunately for Morgan, fellow blocking tight end Rhett Ellison also returned from injury this week and ate up all of the two-TE offensive snaps. Morgan finished the game with just five snaps, all on special teams.

Minnesota Vikings Tight End Snap Chart

                      Off.     ST
Player          Pos Num Pct Num Pct
Kyle Rudolph     TE  72 95%   2  9%
Rhett Ellison    TE  13 17%   8 35%
David Morgan     TE   0  0%   5 22%

Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table


CB/ST – Carolina Panthers – UTSA (Track) ’06-’10

The Panthers were on their bye in Week 7 and there are reports that a few cornerbacks may be returning from injury soon, including second-round draft pick James Bradberry, which could eat into Williams’ newfound playing time.


  • Ashaad Mabry – New Orleans Saints
  • Brian Price – Green Bay Packers


  • Arizona Cardinals @ Carolina Panthers (Teddy Williams) – Noon – FOX
  • Minnesota Vikings (David Morgan) @ Chicago Bears – Mon, 7:30 – ESPN


Late goals doom Roadrunners heading into final weekend

The UTSA soccer team turned some heads earlier this month when they handed North Texas their first (and so far, only) conference loss this year, but the Roadrunners haven’t been able to match that dominant performance since.


UTSA kicked off the weekend early last week, heading to Bowling Green for a Thursday night matchup with league-leading Western Kentucky. Due to a power outage at the Hilltoppers stadium, the game was played at a nearby high school an hour after it was originally scheduled, in front of a mere 127 fans.

The Roadrunners had the upper hand for much of the first half, outshooting WKU 5-4 (3-0 on goal), but the Hilltoppers returned to form after halftime, earning nine corner kicks and outshooting UTSA 8-2.

The Roadrunner defense managed to hold on for 88 minutes before giving up two goals in the final minutes of the match and dropping their 10th game this year.


In the second game of the weekend, UTSA returned home for a match-up with an FIU squad (1-4-2 C-USA) that had only scored four goals in conference play through eight games.

The Roadrunners opened the scoring in the 39th minute when Alexis Alaniz beat her defender to a ball served across the box by Kaja Skare, and slipped it past the keeper for a 1-0 UTSA lead.

It looked like UTSA would take that lead all the way and put themselves in prime position for a tournament berth, but FIU’s Alyssa Robinson had another idea when she scored her fifth goal of the season in the 85th minute to send the game into overtime.

It only took four minutes of overtime for Robinson to get on the scoreboard again, heading the ball past the UTSA keeper and throwing a huge wrench into the Roadrunners’ postseason plans.

The two late goals by Robinson capped off a three-game stretch that saw UTSA give up five goals, all of them coming after the 80th minute. These late struggles aren’t a new phenomenon either, as the Roadrunners have given up just two goals in the first 60 minutes of their last six games, compared to 12 goals in the final 30 plus overtime.


As we head into the final weekend of conference play, the Roadrunners are on the outside looking in, needing a flurry of results to earn their first postseason berth since 2011.

Taking a look at the conference standings, the top six teams have punched their tickets to the tournament, including UTSA’s next opponent Louisiana Tech, while UTSA is one of six teams vying for the final two spots.

School              W L T Pts  Rem.Games
x-North Texas       7 1 0  21      2
x-WKU               7 2 0  21      1
x-Rice              7 2 0  21      1
x-Florida Atlantic  6 2 1  19      1
x-Charlotte         5 3 1  16      1
x-Louisiana Tech    5 3 0  15      2
UTEP                4 5 0  12      1
Marshall            3 4 2  11      1
Old Dominion        3 5 0   9      2
UTSA                3 6 0   9      1
FIU                 2 4 2   8      2
Southern Miss       2 5 2   8      1
Middle Tennessee    2 8 0   6      0
UAB                 1 7 2   5      0


The Conference USA soccer tie-breaking criteria is as follows:

  1. Head to head results between tied teams;
  2. Point total against common opponents;
  3. Goals differential from common opponents;
  4. Goals scored against common opponents combined;
  5. Best RPI.

With losses to UTEP, Old Dominion and FIU, UTSA will not be able to win a tie-breaker involving any of the three, but the Roadrunners would beat Marshall on point total against common opponents if both teams finish with 12 points.

Here are the results that UTSA will need in order to qualify for the C-USA tournament (all games Friday, unless specified):

  • UTSA win vs. Louisiana Tech,
  • Marshall loss vs. Charlotte (or tie, plus UTEP win/tie vs. USM),
  • Old Dominion loss/tie @ WKU,
  • and either of the following:
    • FIU loss vs. North Texas (Thu) AND Old Dominion loss/tie @ FIU (Sun)
    • FIU tie vs. North Texas (Thu) AND Old Dominion tie @ FIU (Sun)

It all starts with the Roadrunners needing a solid performance against tournament team Louisiana Tech (5-3 C-USA) at Park West at 7 p.m. on Friday night, but the other results on Thursday and Friday seem likely to fall in UTSA’s favor with Charlotte, WKU and North Texas all jockeying for tournament positioning.

If the stars align and all four of those results do go our way, it would come down to the final matchday with a clash between Old Dominion and FIU at noon on Sunday deciding the Roadrunners’ fate.

Make sure you’re following us on Twitter @RowdyReport to get all the latest updates on the matches impacting our postseason chances.

Weekend Viewing Guide

Weekend Viewing Guide

UTSA Volleyball vs. Rice (Friday, 6:00 pm – CUSA.tv)

Two of the conference’s top three teams square off at the Convocation Center, as #3 UTSA (5-1 C-USA) takes on #2 Rice (6-1).

North Texas Football @ Army (Saturday, 11:00 am – CBSSN)

Get a sneak peek of UTSA’s next opponent before heading down to the Dome, as the Mean Green head to West Point as 19-point underdogs to Army.

UTSA Football vs. UTEP (Saturday, 6:00 pm – KMYS CW 35)

It’s Homecoming at the Alamodome as the Roadrunners look to get one step closer to that elusive first bowl game, while the Miners try to get back on track coming off of a bye week after an 0-3 start to league play.

*Note: This game has not officially been announced as a CUSA.tv broadcast, but is on the schedule of upcoming games.

Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday, Noon – FOX)

David Morgan II makes his return to the field after missing two weeks with a knee injury as the Vikings travel to Philadelphia looking to remain the only undefeated team in the league.

UTSA Volleyball vs. WKU (Sunday, 12:30pm – CUSA.tv)

Another match-up of two of the league’s heavyweights as conference-undefeated WKU comes to the Convocation Center to face the Roadrunners. It will be the first game between the two since #1-seed WKU defeated #2-seed UTSA in last year’s conference title game.

UTSA Soccer vs. FIU (Sunday, 1:00pm – CUSA.tv)

The Roadrunners need three points if they want to keep their tournament hopes alive as a struggling FIU squad (1-4-2) comes to Park West.