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Arizona Football Schedule: UTSA Preview

The Roadrunners are heading to the desert

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The last of the three games series, the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners will head to Tucson, Arizona to kick off the 2015 season on Thursday, September 3rd at 7 PM on Pac-12 Networks.

We saw a lot of fight out of UTSA last year at the Alamodome, a team returning 19 starters for their senior year.

That UTSA game was our first look into the future of Nick Wilson, who rushed the ball 30 times for 174 yards and a touchdown. Casey Skowron carried Arizona all game long. After a Cayleb Jones stiff-arm on his 85 yard touchdown catch, it was Casey Skowron who scored 14 of Arizona's 26 points in a three point win.

Despite the scare at the Alamodome last year, Arizona shouldn't be too concerned in 2015, as UTSA will be without 36 seniors on their roster.

They will be returning one of their starting quarterbacks, Austin Robinson, and also a few other options as well. The QB competition at UTSA in August should definitely be an interesting one.

They also lose their leading rusher in David Glasco II, who rushed the ball 150 times for 570 yards and five touchdowns. Jarveon Williams is likely to take over the role as the top running option.

UTSA lost a lot of depth at the receiver position as well, losing three of their top five targets. They return 6-4 David Morgan, who hauled in 20 receptions for 255 yards, as well as Aaron Grubb, who added 23 catches for 203 yards.

The Roadrunners' defense also takes a big step back, losing six of their top eight tacklers in 2014.

Arizona will be returning many impact players and will also be trying out some new pieces, particularly on defense. It'll be interesting to see how the game flows to allow for different packages and give some younger guys more reps, especially considering the 12 straight games the Wildcats face.

UTSA's over/under win total is 2.5, so there's not a whole lot of faith being put in their season. For comparison, their over/under win total last year was at 6.5.