Preview 2019: Previewing and looking ahead to the UTSA Roadrunners season with what you need to know.
2018 Record: 3-9 overall, 2-6 in Conference USA
Head Coach: Frank Wilson, 4th year, 15-21
5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UTSA OFFENSE
– The offense can’t and won’t be any worse. The Roadrunners simply couldn’t do anything, finishing dead last in the nation in total offense – averaging just 247 yards per game – and scoring a mere 14 points per outing. Nine starters return, there’s a good influx of talented young parts, and there’s reason to hope for things to start working a wee bit.
– The offensive line has to do something right. It was a young group with two freshmen starting, but four parts are back with good bulk and even a little bit of depth. There wasn’t any pass protection, and the running game averaged just 87 yards per outing. There’s experience and cohesion. Now there has to be production.
– The running backs are promising. 215-pound BJ Daniels is back after leading the team with just 322 yards and three scores, but 5-11, 200-pound sophomore Brenden Brady has the upside and all-around game to be the main man. If the line does its job, the running backs will do theirs.
– The quarterback situation isn’t locked in quite yet. Sophomore Frank Harris was the best player throughout the offseason, but Cordale Grundy started most of last season and has just enough talent to make a push. Former LSU star prospect Lowell Narcisse is the most talented option in the mix – he’ll be a factor in fall camp.
– Leading receiver Greg Campbell is done after catching 58 passes. No one else grabbed more than 20. However, seven of the top ten receivers last year were underclassmen, and they weren’t used nearly enough. If the line gives the quarterbacks time to work, this is an interesting enough collection fo talents to make an impact. Finally.