Friday, August 7, 2015

UTSA Roadrunners Season Preview

One year after returning the most starters in the FBS, UTSA will return just six (two offense/four defense) in 2015, which is the lowest total in the country. The Roadrunners welcome back senior OG Williams Cavanaugh and senior TE David Morgan II on offense and senior LB Drew Douglas, junior S Chase Dahlquist, senior S Mauricio Sanchez and senior CB Bennett Okotcha on defense.

UTSA’s spring two-deep depth chart features a defense that returns a combined 91 career starts, but the offense brings back just 47.

Morgan II is the Roadrunners’ lone returning All-Conference USA honoree. The Marble Falls, Texas, native is coming off a junior campaign that saw him catch 20 passes for 255 yards (12.8 avg.) and one touchdown in nine games of action (six starts). Morgan II owns career marks of 40 receptions for 538 yards (13.5 avg.) and three scores in 30 contests (10 starts).

UTSA’s non-conference schedule arguably is one of the nation’s toughest, as it will travel to Arizona (Thursday, Sept. 3) and Oklahoma State (Sept. 19) in addition to hosting Kansas State (Sept. 12) and Colorado State (Sept. 26). The quartet of 2014 bowl teams com- bined for 36 wins a year ago and Arizona (#17/#19) and Kansas State (#18) finished the season ranked in the USA Today Coaches’ and As- sociated Press Top 25 polls.

The Roadrunners signed their largest signing class, 37 players (28 high schoolers — including five 2014 greyshirts & two early enrollees — eight junior college transfers and an FBS transfer), in February and it also will welcome Russell Bellomy, who will transfer from Michigan after receiving his undergraduate degree in May

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