NOVEMBER 10, 2022 — It’s so shut they’ll style it. The UTSA Roadrunners want two wins of their last three video games to safe first place in Convention USA and host the convention championship sport in December. UTSA will kick off this important last stretch of the common season in opposition to Louisiana Tech at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, on the Alamodome.
The Roadrunners (7-2 total, 5-0 in C-USA) are nonetheless the one undefeated workforce in convention play after a nail-biting 44-38 victory over UAB in double extra time final Saturday. UTSA overcame a livid fourth-quarter comeback by UAB with two landing passes by quarterback Frank Harris in extra time — one to Tykee Ogle-Kellogg within the first extra time interval and one other to Joshua Cephus within the second extra time interval that put the Roadrunners forward for good. Operating again Kevorian Barnes (114 speeding yards, one landing) and broad receiver Zakhari Franklin (93 receiving yards, two touchdowns) powered the UTSA offense to one more very good efficiency.
After back-to-back losses in extra time to Rice and FIU, Louisiana Tech (3-6 total, 2-3 in C-USA) received again on monitor with a decisive 40-24 victory over Center Tennessee final weekend. The Bulldogs have to win all three of their remaining video games to turn into bowl-eligible, so they are going to be extremely motivated to upend the Roadrunners on Saturday afternoon on the Alamodome.
UTSA has already earned bowl eligibility and now has its sights set on a second consecutive convention championship. The Roadrunners want two extra common season wins to earn the proper to host the Ryan Convention USA Championship Sport on Friday, December 2. Nonetheless, UTSA may conceivably clinch no less than a spot within the convention championship sport with a win on Saturday relying on numerous different outcomes across the convention. The Roadrunners are relying on their followers to pack the dome and provides them an enormous home-field benefit for one more vital matchup. UTSA is 15-2 in dwelling video games below head coach Jeff Traylor.
Winners of six video games in a row, the Roadrunners have additionally re-emerged within the dialog for nationwide rankings. UTSA earned 5 votes for this week’s AP High 25 and 6 votes for the USA Right now AFCA Coaches High 25. A powerful end to the season may see the Roadrunners re-enter the rankings for the primary time since 2021, after they reached as excessive as No. 15 within the AP Ballot and No. 16 within the Coaches Ballot.
UTSA will honor all veterans and military-affiliated followers throughout Navy Metropolis USA throughout Saturday’s sport, which has been tabbed because the Navy Appreciation Sport. Via its Tickets for Troops drive, UTSA Athletics has donated hundreds of tickets to the sport to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB and several other native veteran organizations. Lt. Gen. John R. Evans, Jr., the commanding common of U.S. Military North headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, will present the pre-game coin toss. Moreover, the Nationwide Anthem will characteristic a “residing flag” and an Oath of Enlistment ceremony will happen at halftime.
Roadrunner Nation is invited to point out its college spirit on Saturday on the following family-friendly occasions:
11:30 a.m., H-E-B Plaza (north aspect of the Alamodome)
Roadrunner followers of all ages can participate in free pre-game festivities on the Fan Zone, together with reside music, a rock wall, inflatables for youths, interactive video games, shows, meals samples and drinks.
UTSA Alumni Affiliation’s Roadrunner Nation Tailgate
11:30 a.m., Hoefgen Lot (499 Hoefgen Ave.)
The UTSA Alumni Affiliation invitations followers to the official Roadrunner Nation Tailgate. Get pleasure from meals, drinks, actions and giveaways, together with visits from UTSA Cheer, the Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band and Rowdy the Roadrunner. A number of forms of tickets can be found for the Roadrunner Nation Tailgate. Blue tickets are $20 and include a meals ticket and a money bar. Orange tickets are $45 and include a meals ticket and open bar privileges. Tickets are $10 for college kids aged 13-20, who obtain a meals ticket and a non-alcoholic drink. Kids 12 and below are admitted at no cost. Reductions are given to UTSA Alumni Affiliation members.
The UTSA Alumni Affiliation can be providing a army low cost this weekend. Energetic-duty army, veterans and reservists ought to use promo code Military22 for $25 all-inclusive meals and drinks on the tailgate.
12:15 p.m., Alamodome, Roadrunner Alley (between Heaps B and C)
This thrilling custom will get Roadrunner followers and the UTSA workforce pumped up for the sport. Be part of the Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band and UTSA spirit squads as they accompany the workforce down Roadrunner Alley and into the Alamodome roughly two hours earlier than every dwelling sport. Followers can line the walkway between the Alamodome parking tons B and C to cheer on the workforce.
UTSA Scholar Indoor Tailgate
1 to 2:15 p.m., Alamodome, North Media Room (north finish of plaza degree)
The UTSA Scholar Indoor Tailgate is the place college students go to attach, settle down and vibe earlier than the sport. DJ Wynkoop and QuickStrike Leisure will present enjoyable and pleasure earlier than kickoff. Free meals and drinks will probably be obtainable whereas provides final and door prizes akin to sport concession vouchers and UTSA attire will probably be given away. On every sport day, completely different faculties and departments at UTSA will probably be highlighted to attach college students to vital sources.
GOING TO THE GAME
Tickets are on sale by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting ticketmaster.com. UTSA has transitioned to digital tickets by way of Account Supervisor. All college students presently enrolled at UTSA are eligible at no cost admission to all dwelling soccer video games. UTSA college students could buy as much as 4 visitor tickets for student-section seating.
For walk-up gross sales, the Alamodome’s southwest field workplace will open at 10 a.m. Saturday and all different Alamodome field workplaces will open at midday. Customer support home windows are situated on the northeast and southeast field workplaces.
Sport day parking and tailgating
Parking in Alamodome Heaps A, B and C is proscribed to followers who have already got bought permits. A restricted variety of disabled parking areas can be found on a first-come, first-served foundation. The tons will open at 8 a.m. for many who have legitimate parking passes. Please do NOT enter prior to eight a.m. or employees will ask you to vacate your spot(s) and re-enter as soon as the tons are open. There are a number of paid public parking tons within the common neighborhood of the Alamodome.
Go to UTSA Athletics on-line for extra data and Metropolis of San Antonio tailgating tips. Scholar group tailgating begins at 10:30 a.m.
Attending to the sport
College students and their company could park on the UTSA Predominant Campus and catch a UTSA shuttle to the sport on the North Paseo Bus Oval, simply exterior of the North Paseo Constructing. Shuttles will start service to the Alamodome at 11:30 a.m. The final shuttle to the sport will depart campus at 2 p.m. To keep away from potential delays, college students and their company are inspired to catch a shuttle early within the departure window. College students will probably be dropped off and picked up on the Robert Thompson Transit Station on the Alamodome. Buses will start return service again to UTSA in the beginning of the fourth quarter and the final shuttle bus from the Alamodome will depart one hour after the top of the sport.
VIA has introduced that it’ll serve UTSA dwelling soccer video games. VIA’s Park & Journey Service affords roundtrip journey to the Alamodome for simply $2.60. Service to all UTSA dwelling video games will probably be offered from the Crossroads Park & Journey, starting three hours earlier than sport time, and return service will run for one hour after every sport. The Park & Journey fare is $1.30 every approach with discounted fares obtainable for kids, seniors, college students and active-duty army. Pre-purchase tickets on VIA’s goMobile+ app, obtainable to obtain free on Apple and Android units. Money and bank cards are accepted on sport day on the Crossroads Park & Journey location.
UTSA college students can use their U-Go for service to the sport. VIAtrans clients and kids below age 5 experience free. VIA bus passes usually are not legitimate for this service. VIA’s day cross, 7-day cross, and 31-day cross are legitimate for particular occasion service.
The drop-off and pick-up location for rideshare customers is situated in Parking Lot D subsequent to the Henry B. Gonzalez Conference Middle on the nook of Montana Road and Tower of Americas Approach.
Please enter the stadium early to keep away from lengthy traces. Doorways open to the general public at 1 p.m. Followers ought to learn the Alamodome clear bag coverage earlier than getting into the stadium, together with the listing of authorised baggage. Pace lanes will probably be obtainable at safety checkpoints for these with no baggage. Please have your keys, telephone and pockets out earlier than attending to the scanners. Please have your tickets out or loaded in your telephone with the display screen brightness turned all the best way up earlier than reaching the doorways.
Scholar seating is common admission inside sections 122-131. To accommodate elevated pupil attendance, sections 220-226 on the Membership Stage can even be open for pupil common admission seating. The Spirit of San Antonio band will occupy sections 127-128.
Followers can purchase the most recent UTSA attire and equipment from the Rowdy Campus Retailer, which will probably be arrange in Lot B close to Roadrunner Alley. Merchandise gross sales counters are additionally situated contained in the Alamodome on the Plaza Stage concourses close to sections 106 and 118.
WATCH. TWEET. CELEBRATE.
Tv and radio broadcasts
Saturday’s tv broadcast will air on the ESPN+ streaming service. Lincoln Rose will present play-by-play commentary alongside analyst LaDarrin McClane.
The radio broadcast will air reside on Ticket 760 AM within the San Antonio space and on SiriusXM app channel 988. Andy Everett (play-by-play), Jay Riley (analyst) and Pat Evans (reporter) will name the motion. The pregame present will start at 12:30 p.m. and there will probably be a 45-minute postgame present. The radio broadcast will also be heard on-line at Ticket760.com and through the iHeartRadio and The Varsity Community apps.
Sport day traditions and social media
First, get into sport mode by brushing up on UTSA’s traditions together with the battle track and alma mater. Then, keep engaged with fellow Roadrunners by sharing your UTSA sport day experiences on social media utilizing the hashtags #UTSA, #LetsGo210 and #BirdsUp. All Roadrunner followers are inspired to observe UTSA Soccer and UTSA Athletics on Twitter and UTSA on Twitter, Instagram, Fb and TikTok.
Through the soccer season, the Monument lights and Scholar Union Tower lights will glow blue and orange throughout dwelling sport weeks. After a win, the lights flip orange in celebration for the remainder of the weekend.