Kansas State vs. UTSA Prediction, Game Preview

    Kansas State vs. UTSA prediction and game preview. Will the Wildcats make easy work of the Roadrunners, or will the game be closer than expected?

    September 11, 2015

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    The Kansas State Wildcats travel to San Antonio to face the UTSA Roadrunners. We evaluate the non-conference tilt below in the Kansas State vs. UTSA prediction and game preview.

    Kansas State vs. UTSA Prediction & Preview

    Broadcast

    Date: Saturday, September 12
    Game Time: 12:00 ET
    Network: Fox Sports 1

    Why You Need To Care

    Rebuilding Kansas State has one more weekend to prepare all of its new starters before the schedule gets increasingly tougher. The Wildcats failed to impress in their opener with South Dakota, and rising QB Jesse Ertz was lost for the season after just two plays. UTSA, on the contrary, lost its first game, yet impressed in the process. The Roadrunners put a scare into Arizona, while scoring more points than all but two of last year’s games.

    Why Kansas State Will Win

    The Wildcats own the better defense and special teams unit. They pitched a shutout in Week 1, and senior defensive backs Dante Barnett and Danzel McDaniel headline a pass defense that’ll neutralize a mediocre collection of Roadrunner receivers. As the UTSA defense attempts to gel, KSU will run Charles Jones behind a very good left side of the line.

    Why UTSA Will Win

    Without a lot of warning, the Roadrunner appear to have a pulse on offense. QB Blake Bogenschutz threw for 332 yards as part of a 525-yard eruption on a Pac-12 defense. UTSA also had some ground success with Jarveon Williams. Kansas State, meanwhile, is without the quarterback the team expected to spark the offense, or any proven pass-catchers.

    Player Who Matters

    Ertz’s knee injury has elevated junior Joe Hubener into unfamiliar terrain—this start at the Alamodome will be his first as a quarterback … at any level of competition. Bank on a conservative attack plan from the Wildcat staffers, as they attempt to get a handle on Hubener’s potential for leading the offense.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    Kansas State is going on the road, without its best option at quarterback. Yeah, this could be a lurking landmine for the Wildcats. Snyder, though, will lean even harder on his defense, special teamers and ground game to get out of San Antonio with a win. Bogenschutz, hot in Week 1, will be cooled off by the talented KSU secondary.

    Kansas State vs. UTSA Score Prediction

    It’s that time, folks. The Kansas State vs. UTSA prediction is …

    Final Score: Kansas State 33, UTSA 17

    Must See Rating: 5: Ferrell Takes the Field – 1: A Walk in The Woods … 2

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