UTSA gave Arizona a scare in week 2, could they be the third best college team in Texas?
Through the first two weeks of the NCAA Football season, we've learned a lot about the teams in Texas. Its obvious that Texas A&M and Baylor stand atop the proverbial food chain, but who's the next in line?
The obivous choices in the past were the Texas Longhorns or the Texas Tech Red Raiders, but with sub par wins by Tech over Central Arkansas and UTEP, and a virtual no show by UT against BYU on Saturday, maybe its time for the two to tack a back seat to a new comer, at least for this season. Is it possible the UTSA Roadrunners are now the third best team in Texas in only their forth season?
Lets take a look at their body of work so far in the season. Week 1 they beat up on a Houston Cougar team in Houston that was ranked about 40 spots higher than the runners (depending on who's poll you looked at) in the preseason rankings. UTSA's gritty defense turned the Cougar offense over six times in a 27-7 beatdown. In their week two home opener, they faced the daunting task of slowing down a fast paced Rish Rodriguez lead Arizona Wildcats who were coming off a 40 plus point performance in week one. The defense played great allowing only 26 points. The entire city smelled an upset in the making and it could have come to fruition if it weren't for an untimely interception by Quarterback Tucker Carter under two minutes left in the game.
Looking at the body of work thus far for UT, Tech, and UTSA, one can make a solid argument that UTSA would beat both Texas and Texas Tech deeming them the third best team in Texas.