UTSA defense among best in nation

Since UTSA is in a reclassification year, the team and players aren’t technically considered in the FBS statistical rankings, but here’s how we would stack up in some defensive categories if we were ranked.

Redshirt freshman safety Nic Johnston would be tied for second in the nation with three fumble recoveries, only behind UAB linebacker Greg Irvin.

The team as a whole have eight fumble recoveries, which would tie them for eighth best in the FBS.

In turnovers gained, UTSA would be tied with LSU and others at #15 with 14 turnovers, and would be tied with Alabama with a +3 turnover margin.

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Week 3 Recap – UTSA @ Southern Utah

First of all, I’d like to apologize for not previewing this week’s game. I had a busy week and then had to fight a headache all day Saturday. But anyways, enough of the excuses, I decided to make it up to all of my loyal readers with a ridiculously long recap of the Southern Utah game, as well as a recap of some news from the past week.

Make sure to follow @RowdyReport on twitter and check out the Rowdyville forums (you can find me under the username DarrellEW), as I’m pretty active on both platforms and I’ll usually post and discuss the latest news on either of those before it makes it on a post here.

Let’s start off by putting yesterday’s game in perspective. Take a look at these stats:

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Game 1 Preview – UTSA vs. Northeastern State

The first football game in UTSA history is less than a week away. The excitement is building and the team is ready to face their first real opposition since they began practicing over a year ago.

On the other side of the ball will be the Northeastern State RiverHawks, a school located in the small town of Tahlequah, Oklahoma with less than 10,000 students. The football team participates at the Division II level and is currently transitioning from the Lone Star Conference to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Carrie Underwood

Some might argue that their most famous alum is American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, but there was a defensive back that played for NSU from 1966-1969 who went on to coach at the highest level of college football, winning both a National Championship and the Bear Bryant Award, given to the best college football coach in the nation. A mere 42 years since suiting up for Northeastern State, head coach Larry Coker will now lead the UTSA Roadrunners in their inaugural game against his alma mater.

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