Despite Back to Back Losses, UTSA Still Front Runner Heading into Conference Play

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San Antonio, TX- UTSA is coming off back to back losses.  A nail biting 26-23 loss in week two at home vs Arizona, and 43-13 loss in Stillwater against Big XII powerhouse Oklahoma State.  While no matter how you chop up and serve 1-2, a 1-2 start is still just that and not exactly the start the Runners were hoping for.  However, there are still plenty of positives to take heading into Conference USA play.  Despite the recent losses, I believe the Roadrunners are still the front runners for the C-USA title.

While UTSA ended on the wrong side of the score board against Arizona, the defense showed their toughness by only allowing 26 points from the high powered Rich Rodriguez offense.  If it weren't for a late interception, the Runners were in position to kick a game tying field goal or even the go ahead touchdown.  As for the OSU game, I believe those are just two programs at two different on different levels right now.  One day UTSA could be a force to reckon with in the Big XII (and I think they'll join in the near future) but for now, they just can't compete with a program like OSU.

As for the rest of UTSA's schedule, take a look at it and tell me who will beat them in Conference USA:

While UTEP gave Texas Tech a very good game in week two, the Miners will be coming to the Alamodome for the October 25th bout with the Roadrunners and I don't see that going well for them.  As for the rest of the schedule, the only real competition I can see for UTSA is a possible upset vs Louisiana Tech in Ruston and only because its a home game for the Bulldogs.  There is absolutely no reason the Roadrunners shouldn't win, at least, 9 games this year and win the C-USA West.  If and when I'm right, they'll, most likely, play Marshall in the C-USA Championship game which will be a daunting task.  Still a lot of football to be played but barring injury I see UTSA hoisting the Conference USA trophy in just its fourth year of existence.