Is it frightening that the UTSA Roadrunners fell to Oklahoma State last week, 56-35? Certainly, it doesn't give you a settling feeling if you're an Arizona fan. After all, the Wildcats surprised by beating the Cowboys 59-38 last season in the game that announced Rich Rodriguez's rebuilding project was going pretty well.
The Wildcats don't want Saturday's game against a recently-introduced FBS school to be the Roadrunner's own coming-out party. The only good thing to come out of that will be Gentle Ben's earnings and an exciting night for the UA Police Department. Just remember, Tucson police employees -- it could be worse.
That said, expect Arizona to get a bigger test than either NAU or UNLV. But also expect them to win.
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The Wildcats opened as 24.5-point favorites and the line has either held steady or increased across Vegas, per OddsShark.com.
- Anthony Gimino writes that the Wildcats need at least a big passing play here or there to keep opposing defenses honest.
- Daniel Berk writes that, while kicker Jake Smith will be observing Yom Kippur, he admits he doesn't "have the clout of Sandy Koufax."
- We asked a UTSA expert from Cooler Chronicles about the Roadrunners. I also answered some questions for them at their blog.
- The Arizona Daily Wildcats writes about the Roadrunners deadly offense.
- Here's our stream for all the preview coverage from this week.
|12 p.m. ET||16 UCLA||at||23 Nebraska||ABC|
|12 p.m. ET||5 Stanford||at||Army||CBSSN|
|12 p.m. ET||7 Louisville||at||Kentucky||ESPN|
|12 p.m. ET||Akron||at||11 Michigan||Big Ten Network|
|12 p.m. ET||Tulsa||at||14 Oklahoma||ESPN 2|
|12 p.m. ET||Virginia Tech||at||East Carolina||FSN|
|12 p.m. ET||Bowling Green||at||Indiana||ESPNU|
|12 p.m. ET||Western Illinois||at||Minnesota||Big Ten Network|
|12 p.m. ET||Georgia State||at||West Virginia||Mountaineer Network|
|12:21 p.m. ET||Southern Miss||at||Arkansas||SEC Network, ESPN3.com|
|12:30 p.m. ET||New Mexico||at||Pittsburgh||ACC Network, ESPN3.com|
|12:30 p.m. ET||ULM||at||Wake Forest||RSN, ESPN3.com|
|1 p.m. ET||Eastern Michigan||at||Rutgers||ESPN3.com|
|1 p.m. ET||Fordham||at||Temple||ESPN3.com|
|2 p.m. ET||Fresno State||at||Colorado||Pac-12 Network|
|2 p.m. ET||Youngstown State||at||Michigan State||Big Ten Network|
|3 p.m. ET||Boston College||at||USC||Pac-12 Network|
|3 p.m. ET||Texas Southern||at||Sam Houston State||CSN-HOU|
|3:05 p.m. ET||Colorado Mesa||at||Montana State||Max Media|
|3:30 p.m. ET||1 Alabama||at||6 Texas A&M||CBS|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Nevada||at||10 Florida State||ESPN|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Tennessee||at||2 Oregon||ABC|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Stony Brook||at||Buffalo||ESPN3.com|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Cal Poly||at||Colorado State||TheMW.com|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Georgia Tech||at||Duke||ESPNU|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Delaware||at||Navy||CBSSN|
|4 p.m. ET||Ball State||at||North Texas||FSN|
|4 p.m. ET||Wagner||at||Syracuse||ESPN3.com|
|4 p.m. ET||Northern Colorado||at||Wyoming|
|5 p.m. ET||Northern Illinois||at||Idaho||GoVandals.com|
|5 p.m. ET||Alabama State||at||Arkansas-Pine Bluff||ESPN3.com|
|6 p.m. ET||19 Washington||vs.||Illinois||Big Ten Network|
|6 p.m. ET||Bethune-Cookman||at||FIU||FIUSports.com|
|6 p.m. ET||Iowa||at||Iowa State||FOX Sports 1|
|6 p.m. ET||UCF||at||Penn State||Big Ten Network|
|6:30 p.m. ET||Southern Utah||at||Washington State||Pac-12 Network|
|7 p.m. ET||4 Ohio State||at||California||FOX|
|7 p.m. ET||Vanderbilt||at||13 South Carolina||ESPN|
|7 p.m. ET||Kent State||at||8 LSU||ESPNU|
|7 p.m. ET||Mississippi State||at||Auburn||ESPN 2|
|7 p.m. ET||Northwestern State||at||Cincinnati||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m. ET||UMass||at||Kansas State||K-StateHD.tv|
|7 p.m. ET||Nicholls||at||Louisiana-Lafayette||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m. ET||Memphis||at||Middle Tennessee||CSS|
|7 p.m. ET||Eastern Washington||at||Toledo||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m. ET||FAU||at||USF||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m. ET||Rhode Island||at||Albany||NBCSports Regional|
|7 p.m. ET||Montana||at||North Dakota||Max Media|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Lamar||at||12 Oklahoma State||MASN2|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Maryland||at||UConn||ESPN3.com|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Kansas||at||Rice||CBSSN|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Western Kentucky||at||South Alabama||ESPN3.com|
|8 p.m. ET||21 Notre Dame||at||Purdue||ABC|
|8 p.m. ET||25 Ole Miss||at||Texas||Longhorn Network|
|8 p.m. ET||Marshall||at||Ohio||ESPN News|
|8 p.m. ET||Weber State||at||Utah State||ESPN3.com|
|8 p.m. ET||UTEP||at||New Mexico State|
|9 p.m. ET||Western Michigan||at||17 Northwestern||Big Ten Network|
|10 p.m. ET||Central Michigan||at||UNLV||Mountain West Network|
|10 p.m. ET||Oregon State||at||Utah||FOX Sports 1|
|10:30 p.m. ET||20 Wisconsin||at||Arizona State||ESPN|
|10:30 p.m. ET||UTSA||at||Arizona||Pac-12 Network|