The ‘Runners square off with the Golden Hurricane for a Conference USA road matchup. Here are your UTSA
keys to victory:
Slow Watts and the Tulsa Run Game
Running back Trey Watts is Tulsa's primary offensive threat. Having amazed more that 5,400 all purpose yards in his career, Watts is a threat rushing, receiving, and in special teams.
Watt is most dynamic rushing the ball. But its just not him. Ja'Terian Douglas also comes in and gives the Golden Hurricane a 1-2 punch out of the backfield.
For the UTSA Hard Hat Defense, stopping the rush has been one of the aspects of the game they have done well.
This match-up between the Tulsa rushing game and the UTSA front six will be a classic battle that will play a critical role in determining which team comes out on top.
Get the ‘Runner Offense moving
The Tulsa defense has been stingy the past few weeks only along four offensive touchdowns in the last 10 quarters, including just two scores to league leading Tulane last week.
If there's one thing the Golden Hurricane lean on it's their defensive unit.
On the flip side, UTSA is coming off a recording setting offense performance. We've seen the ‘Runner offense move the ball and score at will at times throughout the season.
The matchup between the UTSA offense vs the Tulsa defense will most likely be the battle that determines the game's outcome. It will be imperative to the ‘Runner offense to get it going, and get it going early.
Score Early, Quiet Crowd
Saturday is homecoming weekend for Tulsa. They are expecting a festive crowd of over 20k in the 30k capacity stadium.
A growing trend in this season is that UTSA plays better from ahead than it does from behind.
That, factored in with the potential hostile environment, makes it critical for the ‘Runners to jump ahead early.
Furthermore, getting ahead allows the UTSA offense to stick with its balanced offensive attack.
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UTSA is looking to ride the momentum from last week's victory over UAB as they take on Tulsa Saturday in Oklahoma.