Tuesday Roundup: UTSA is bowl eligible, ODU to Bahamas, and more

[Football] UTSA is officially bowl-eligible after defeating Charlotte 33-14 on Saturday. Kerry Thomas had a school-record 145 receiving yards in the game. (goUTSA) (Underdog Dynasty)

[Football] Pre-orders are available now for UTSA bowl game tickets. It’s important to buy tickets through UTSA so that the ticket revenue will go to the school and to make us more attractive to our bowl partners in the future. Also, you will receive a free commemorative t-shirt for each ticket purchased through UTSA. (goUTSA)

[Football] UTSA will host a bonus edition of The Frank Wilson Show at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, live on Ticket 760 AM. (goUTSA)

[Football] Making the case for Frank Wilson as C-USA Coach of the Year. (Underdog Dynasty)

[C-USA] The Underdog Dynasty Power Rankings have UTSA at #4, and Western Kentucky moves above Louisiana Tech at #1. (Underdog Dynasty)

[C-USA] With Southern Miss surprisingly reaching bowl eligibility, the Conference USA bowl picture was shaken up with less than a week to go before matchups are officially unveiled. UTSA is still likely heading to New Mexico, but Heart of Dallas and Armed Forces aren’t out of the question. (Underdog Dynasty) (RowdyReport)

[C-USA] Old Dominion has accepted an invite to the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl on December 23 against Eastern Michigan. (ODU)


Saturday Roundup: UTSA looking to become bowl eligible, Southern Miss shakes up bowl picture, and more

[Football] Previewing UTSA vs. Charlotte, as bowl eligibility is on the line. (goUTSA) (Underdog Dynasty)

[Football] UTSA good in the red zone, bad at avoiding negative plays, and Charlotte can’t defend the pass. (mySA)

[Football] Conference USA bowl payouts may not work the way you think they do, and why it makes sense for WKU to choose Boca. (RowdyReport)

[Basketball] UTSA limits Texas State to 30% shooting and defeats the Bobcats 63-48. (goUTSA)

[C-USA] Southern Miss shakes up the C-USA bowl picture with 39-24 upset win over C-USA West champs Louisiana Tech. (Forgotten5)

[C-USA] North Texas looks to become bowl eligible at UTEP, which could leave C-USA one bowl tie-in short of its number of bowl-eligible team. (Underdog Dynasty)


Wednesday Roundup: Sturm will start, who goes bowling, and more

[Football] Dalton Sturm is slated to start at quarterback on Saturday, but Jared Johnson is likely to get some playing time as well after an impressive outing in College Station. (mySA)

[Football] Excellent Group of Five bowl eligibility recap and 11 games to watch to decide who goes bowling and who stays home. (Forgotten5)

[Football] We put out our revised C-USA bowl projections, with six conference teams bowling and UTSA heading to New Mexico, but the Independence Bowl could change everything. (RowdyReport)

[Discussion] Some good takes over on the C-USAbbs forums regarding which teams will go to which bowls. Middle Tennessee getting a late bowl to give Stockstill time to heal makes a ton of sense. Consensus looks pretty similar to what we predicted yesterday. (C-USAbbs)

[Podcast] Jared and Adrian look back on the A&M road loss and take a look around C-USA. They also preview the Charlotte game and discuss virtual reality’s impact on the future of sports. (Alamodome Audible)

[Football] UTSA remains #4 in the Underdog Dynasty C-USA Power Rankings, while UTEP falls to last. (Underdog Dynasty)

[Football] UTSA has the easiest path of three remaining C-USA teams on the bowl bubble, and C-USA was irrelevant last weekend with WKU and Louisiana Tech not playing. (Forgotten5)

[Football] Charlotte will graduate their own version of the “Original 18” as they aim for a .500 record in conference play when they travel to the Alamodome on Saturday. (The Charlotte Observer)

[Football] UTSA Athletics will be hosting a Toys for Tots drive before Saturday’s game, and Corner Store is giving away 10,000 mugs. (goUTSA)

[Basketball] UTSA continued to struggle from beyond the arc in a 78-58 loss to former Southland foe Lamar. (mySA) (goUTSA)

[C-USA] The Rivalry in Dixie will be renewed for the 48th time this weekend as Louisiana Tech travels to Southern Miss in their regular season finale before representing C-USA West in the conference championship. (Underdog Dynasty)

[C-USA] After knocking UTSA out of the conference tournament for the second straight year, WKU volleyball enters the NCAA tournament ranked #20 in the nation after winning 21 straight matches. The Hilltoppers are hoping to host the first round in Bowling Green and will find out their fate on Sunday night during the NCAA selection show on ESPNU. (WBKO)

[NFL] David Morgan continues to struggle for playing time in Minnesota and was inactive for last week’s win over Arizona. (RowdyReport)


Week in Review – 11/4/16


In the annual is-it-or-isn’t-it-a-rivalry game against North Texas, the Roadrunners took care of business and extended their series lead to 3-1 with a 31-17 victory on Saturday at the Alamodome.

Jarveon Williams ran for 74 yards against the Mean Green and is now just 36 yards shy of becoming the program’s first 2,000-yard career rusher.

The other half of UTSA’s running back duo, Jalen Rhodes, notched his 6th and 7th rushing touchdowns this season, putting him just one score away from tying the season-high 8 rushing TDs set by Evans Okotcha in 2012 and matched by Williams in 2015.

UTSA (4-4, 3-2 C-USA) heads to Murfreesboro to face Middle Tennessee (6-2, 3-1 C-USA) this Saturday as 19-point underdogs.


UTSA’s best season since 2011 came to an end on Friday, as the Roadrunners fell to Louisiana Tech 3-0 on Senior Night at Park West.

Needing a win and some help to qualify for the conference tournament, the Roadrunners’ postseason drought was extended to five seasons after the loss, but the future looks bright for the program that featured a very underclassmen-heavy roster under third-year head coach Greg Sheen.

UTSA forward Jordyn Lacy was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team, becoming the first field player to receive the honor in program history. Lacy started every match this season and finished with five goals and five assists.


UTSA volleyball split their two matches over the weekend, defeating UAB in four sets on Friday before getting swept by Louisiana Tech on Sunday. It was the first sweep that the Roadrunners have suffered in conference play this year.

Despite the loss, UTSA remains second-best in the conference in terms of RPI (64) and have already clinched a C-USA tournament berth.

The Roadrunners (7-3 C-USA) return home to take on FAU (8-2) on Friday and FIU (2-8) on Sunday in their final two home games of the season.


The UTSA golf team finished in second place at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational on the back of Zander Lozano’s individual title. Lozano was named C-USA Player of the Week for his performance.

The team is in Hawaii this weekend to close out the fall season at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic.


The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Conference USA Championships last weekend and finished in 8th and 9th place, respectively.


The Roadrunners opened up the season last Friday with a 75-34 exhibition win over Texas A&M International. They will play one more exhibition game, at home against Trinity on Saturday, before kicking off the regular season on November 11.


Teddy Williams was placed on injured reserve last week, while David Morgan II continued to struggle to get playing time in Norv Turner’s offense, but will now aim for a larger role under interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Read more: Teddy Williams placed on injured reserve & Roadrunners in the NFL – Week 8

UTSA basketball alum Ryan Bowie was selected in the NBA’s D-League Draft, with pick 17 of the fourth round (82nd overall) by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Skyforce will travel to Texas for six games this season (two each in Frisco, Cedar Park, and Hidalgo).


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.