What You Need To Know About The UTSA Offense
– Alright, let’s get this O going. The attack that was in a constant try-not-to-lose mode – averaging just 387 yards and 23.5 points per game – should get a jump-start from new offensive coordinator Al Borges.
There will be more forward passes, a shotgun formation, and more big things happening. The offense that averaged just 387 yards and 23.5 points per game will break out, even if it takes a while for the pieces to come into place.
– Steady QB Dalton Sturm is done, but the passing game should be far more dynamic and a whole lot more dangerous. Bryce Rivers didn’t lock down the starting quarterback job this spring, but he’s the guy to grow into the O loaded with fantastic young receivers ready to break out. After averaging 203 passing yards per game, get ready for a few more 300-yard days.
– The offensive line is a problem. Three starters are gone from a group that had a nightmare of a time keeping defenses out of the backfield and allowed way too many sacks. The backs are there – Jalen Rhodes will be the star of the offense to start, at least until B.J. Daniels takes over – but they’ll need help up front.
Biggest Key To The UTSA Offense
Put the biscuit in the basket. Most of the offensive concerns should go away with the change in style and offensive coordinators, but it’s still going to be a grind at times to put up points. Last season, the Roadrunners struggled to score, and this year they have to get it into the end zone whenever they get the shot.
The red zone scoring was okay – converting on 28-of-34 trips – but it settled for way, way, way too many field goals. Only Kent State was worse in red zone touchdown scoring – UTSA got it in the end zone just 41% of the time. In 2016, it got in 67% of the time.