Preview: Arizona at Texas-San Antonio

When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, September 4, 2014
Where: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas


Arizona put on a dynamic offensive display in its season opener, but the Wildcats' second contest appears as if it will be anything but a cake walk. The Wildcats hit the road for the first time Thursday when they take on Texas-San Antonio, which is also coming off an impressive win in Week 1. Arizona rolled to a 58-13 victory over UNLV on Friday behind a school-record 787 yards of total offense, including 425 passing yards by Anu Solomon. 

“Our guys competed well and kept their poise,” Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez told reporters. “It was a good win and we’ll learn from it. We will get a quick turnaround and get ready for the next one.” Arizona, which registered two 100-yard rushers and two 100-yard receivers Friday, is trying to start 2-0 for the sixth time in the last seven years. Meanwhile, UTSA's football program has only been in existence since 2011 but the Roadrunners are coming off one of the biggest wins in school history.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1. LINE: Arizona -7

ABOUT ARIZONA (1-0): Solomon, a redshirt freshman, also ran for 50 yards last week as part of a 353-yard rushing attack for the Wildcats, who were led by Terris Jones-Grigsby (124 yards) and Nick Wilson (104). With Austin Hill (110 yards) and Samajie Grant (101) going over the century mark through the air, it marked the first time in school history that Arizona had two 100-yard rushers and a pair of 100-yard receivers in the same game. “We have the ability to be a good offense this year. We just need to carry the confidence like we do," said Hill, who had a 92-yard TD catch-and-run in his first game in 20 months following knee surgery. 

ABOUT TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO (1-0): The Roadrunners opened their season with a resounding 27-7 road victory against Houston, holding the Cougars scoreless until 1:04 remained. David Glasco II ran for a pair of touchdowns and the UTSA defense forced six turnovers, including four interceptions. One negative for the Roadrunners is they committed 14 penalties for 115 yards - a stat they surely will need to clean up if they are going to upset the Wildcats.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The teams met on Arizona's home field last season with the Wildcats prevailing 38-13.

2. Arizona is 9-0 against non-conference opponents under Rodriguez.

3. The Wildcats have had a 100-yard rusher in 18 consecutive games.

PREDICTION: UTSA 27, Arizona 23

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Arizona 1-0 W1 58.0 13.0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0
Texas-San Antonio 1-0 W1 27.0 7.0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0

Last Meeting

Arizona Texas-San Antonio
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
9/14/13 UTSA 13 ARIZ 38 422 264 158 379 102 277

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
ARIZ B. Denker 66.7 158 1 0
UTSA E. Soza 65.2 277 0 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
ARIZ K. Carey 27 128 4.7 2
UTSA D. Glasco II 10 70 7.0 1
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
ARIZ G. Wharton 3 57 19.0 0
UTSA B. Freeman 6 57 9.5 0
TDs Player TD
ARIZ K. Carey 2
UTSA D. Glasco II 1
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
ARIZ A. Solomon 56.8 425 4 0
UTSA T. Carter 62.5 121 0 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
ARIZ T. Jones-Grigsby 13 124 9.5 1
UTSA D. Glasco II 25 81 3.2 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
ARIZ A. Hill 3 110 36.7 1
UTSA M. Mack 3 37 12.3 0
TDs Player TD
ARIZ C. Brewer 1
UTSA D. Glasco II 2

Quickchart Matchup

Arizona Off vs  Texas-San Antonio Def
787 yards
213 yards
7.4 yards/rush
-1 yards/rush
9.4 yards/attempt
4.7 yards/attempt
Texas-San Antonio Off vs  Arizona Def
263 yards
371 yards
2.8 yards/rush
3.8 yards/rush
5 yards/attempt
6.1 yards/attempt

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
0
-110
54
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-115
7.5
OFF
Sportsbook
-115
7.5
OFF
5Dimes.eu
-115
7
OFF
GTBets.eu
-115
7
-110
54
Top Bet
-110
7
OFF
BetOnline.ag
-115
7
-110
54
BetDSI
-115
7
OFF
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
Belmont
-115
7.5
OFF
BookMaker.eu
-115
7
OFF
Vegas Odds
LVH OFF OFF
Mirage OFF OFF
Station OFF OFF
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Arizona Overall Texas-San Antonio
1-0-0 W/L 1-0-0
1-0-0 ATS 1-0-0
1-0-0 O/U 0-1-0
58.0 Pts For 27.0
13.0 Pts Against 7.0
Arizona A/H Texas-San Antonio
0-0 W/L 0-0
0-0-0 ATS 0-0-0
0-0-0 O/U 0-0-0
0.0 Pts For 0.0
0.0 Pts Against 0.0