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  1. Player Spotlight: Jermon Bailey December 15, 2022 Jermon Bailey came into the season as the Roadrunners primary return man in his first year on campus in San Antonio. He received an opportunity as the slot receiver in the first game against Bowling Green and performed well. Bailey only had four catches but produced 84 yards and two touchdowns in his first game. Expectations went through the roof after his performance in Austin against heavy favorite Texas. Bailey had just three catches, but he ended the day with 117 yards and a receiving touchdown. To add to those explosive numbers, he also ran a kick return back for a touchdown and added 135 kick return yards. Against Arkansas State Bailey extended his streak to three games with a touchdown. Through his first three games in his college career, Bailey had five total touchdowns. The next two games against Texas State and Rice would see less production from Jermon. His totals were just seven catches for 72 yards in those two weeks combined. In this past week's loss to UAB, Bailey had his career high with 7 receptions and lead the team in receiving yards with 105 while grabbing his fifth receiving touchdown on the season. Bailey was not a heavily recruited player coming out of high school, and will never see the NFL outside of television or paying for a ticket. But, he has already exceeded expectations coming into his freshman season and has shown the ability to be a thorn in the side of opposing defenses regardless of the competition level. The UTSA staff believes that he will be a name that opposing coaches around Conference C-USA will speak about with respect over the next few years. His ability on returns and his 17.5 yards per catch this season make him an exciting player to watch. -Martin Marroquin
  2. December 14, 2022 Martin Marroquin Justin Radford in a tough loss against Rice in this year's Bird Bowl. The 'Runners went into their matchup after a win against Texas State and moving to 3-1 on the season. After pushing ranked Texas to double overtime in Austin, the staff felt that the lights would not be too bright for their players and they would push the Owls to make them earn a victory. Unfortunately, the game did not start out well and UTSA faced a 17-3 deficit at home after the first quarter. The gameplan was to run the ball to keep Eric McLean and the high powered Rice offense off the field as much as possible. Obviously, an adjustment had to be made to get back in the game and hope to have a chance to win. After the first quarter, the defense settled in and made McLean's life a bit more uncomfortable. After the 17 point quarter, Rice was held to 14 the rest of the game. The Owls were not incredibly successful on the ground at 4.4 yards per carry. And when the UTSA defense pushed Rice to third down situations they came out on top more often than not, allowing only five conversions in 13 opportunities. Despite that success, McLean still completed nearly 75 percent of his passes and was kept upright for most of the game. Justin Radford did his best to claw back into the game, setting his team up with a chance as they went into the fourth quarter tied after the slow start. He and receiver Tyler Hansen had success finding holes in the Rice defense. Freshman standout Jermon Bailey was able to grab five catches from Radford, but Rice kept him bottled up and prevented him from making big plays after the catch. In the end, McLean was able to lead Rice on a touchdown drive to answer the drive Radford lead down the field for a Jeffrey Warren field goal. UTSA was able to protect the ball except for Radford's interception, which was the difference in the game dropping the 'Runners record to 3-2. Kenneth Haskins closes in on Lorenzo Deaton for one of his five tackles against UAB. Even after the tough loss to Rice, UTSA came into their matchup against UAB with a lot of confidence. Their two losses came by a combined seven points against teams that were expected to easily handle them. In what looked like a more even matchup, the 'Runners liked their chances at home. The staff did come into the game saying they were concerned that UAB's offensive line would be able to create running lanes for their backfield. So the focus was going to be to try to face the game into quarterback Elijah Currie-Madison's hands. The Blazers started out hot in the first half, carrying a 28-7 lead into the locker room. UTSA was down at home by at least two touchdowns for the second week in a row. The 'Runners defense could not keep UAB off the field. The UTSA defense allowed over 500 yards of total offense and almost 70 percent third down conversions. Currie-Madison threw for over 300 yards and added another 60 on the ground, making the 'Runners pay for their mistake of putting the game in his hands. UTSA came out in the third quarter and lit up the scoreboard with a 24 point outburst. That response to a terrible first half put the team in a familiar position, tied at home going into the fourth quarter. Justin Radford struggled on the day, completing less than 60 percent of his passes which is lower than expected for the redshirt sophomore. Samuel Laws had a big day, rushing for over 100 yards for the second time this season including a 39 yard touchdown run. As a team the 'Runners had three scores on the ground. The coaching staff probably wishes they made the ground game more a priority coming into the game after such a good performance on just 21 attempts. The Blazers were able to edge UTSA by a field goal in the fourth quarter and the final score, 41-38. This dropped UTSA to a disappointing 3-3. Coach mahrowkeen will tell you he is disappointed in the team's 3-3 start. That sentiment will probably be due to the fact that the program has lost two games in a row and their three losses come by a total of 10 points combined. The disappointment I am sure will be in that he believes his players did everything they could to keep themselves in every game, but he did not coach them well enough to win. In terms of the school's history, mahrowkeen has tied for the second best win total in a season with six games left. Last year, @LamboThrone started out strong and led the 'Runners to a 4-4 start before finishing 4-8, but that was the highest win total for the program to date. After a tough loss to @Wonderbread and UAB, the team heads into a bye with the chance to get back on track in Miami against FIU and Coach @Rocketcan. The next few games of the schedule include some tough games against veteran coaches in the upcoming matchup with FIU, followed by Southern Miss and @Ricky Campbell. North Texas recently hired @Qupax and they have a talented roster that will make any game tough. The next three matchups will be key in deciding whether or not UTSA has a chance to make it to their first bowl game in the program's history.
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    [2022] Week #7 - TNF

    Who you telling? Lol
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    [2022] Week #7 - TNF

    Well, good game @Wonderbread
  5. November 25, 2022 Martin Marroquin, staff writer SAN MARCOS - The Roadrunners were able to beat Texas State in Coach mahrowkeen's first taste of the I-35 Rivalry. Coach @rabidsnowman and his Bobcats came out tough at home, looking to grab their first win. But, after the first quarter touchdown, the Roadrunner defense did not allow another touchdown holding the Bobcats to one field goal per quarter. The defense continued to be the strength of mahrowkeen's team. "D'Andre made some plays for us. He's upset that he didn't make the all-conference team last season, so he's hungry," mahrowkeen said about his senior leader. "He told me he was even more upset because Elijah (Briggs) got his second pick last week. So he was determined to make it even this week." The Roadrunners defensive line continued their solid play, bringing Bobcat quarterback David O'Rourke to the ground twice. That brings the groups total to 10 sacks and three tackles for loss in four games. Defensive tackle Eli Lalana currently has a streak of three straight games with a sack. The rest of the defense has done their part as well, grabbing their sixth interception on the season. As mentioned previously, linebackers Elijah Briggs and D'Andre Newton are tied for the team lead with two each. Another game, another efficient performance from Justin Radford. His 68.8 completion percentage on the day was just above his season mark of 66.7 percent. Radford kept the ball away from the defense, and was able to throw two touchdowns while also getting in on the ground for the first time this season. He and fellow sophomore Tyler Hansen were able to carve up the Bobcats to get into the Thanksgiving spirit. Hansen's 10 catches for 135 yards were his biggest output on the season. After the big game, Hansen sits at 31 catches for 378 yards and three touchdowns thus far. "This was a nice win for us, and it's great getting off to a good start," Radford said after game. "We'll enjoy it tonight and grab turkey and all that, but my mind will be on Rice all weekend. We've got something to prove. For one, that we won't stall like last year. And that we're ready to compete with the better programs. The Bird Bowl will be a good test for us." The Bird Bowl. Maybe that will stick, but it will be up to UTSA to make the matchup relevant. Rice and potential number one pick Eric McLean came into the season with playoff hopes. Unfortunately, they fell short against national powers TCU and Alabama. Their 2-2 record is not indicative of their potential. For them, winning out and continuing their dominance of Conference USA will probably feel like a disappointment. The Roadrunners will probably end up being the first on the list of many teams for the Owls to take out their frustration. Coach @Bubada will definitely be looking to get things moving in a winning direction again in a big way. "We've got quite a task in front of us," mahrowkeen said. "The UT game was nice, and maybe some people took notice. But, if we can execute well and push Rice, that will say something. I like our chances, but we can't make mistakes. Can't wait for Saturday!"
  6. Another close one. Just couldn't do it. Lol
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    [2022] Week #7 - 4 PM

    Losing sucks, but I’m very encouraged by the overall improvement. Pushed an undefeated team to the edge. Great job @bingo415.
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    My wife is an interior designer if you ever need any design work. Lol
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    Stars of Tomorrow: De'Monte Henderson

    Interesting. I could see that. But, it’s also realistic to some extent. Part of IRL recruiting now is guys giving their list of schools and narrowing it down over time. I like the strategy of the current system, tweaks are always fun though.
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    Stars of Tomorrow: De'Monte Henderson

    Backlash because smaller schools might not have a shot?
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    Stars of Tomorrow: De'Monte Henderson

    Would be a cool feature though
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    Stars of Tomorrow: De'Monte Henderson

    Did this factor into recruiting at all?
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    [2022] Week #6 - Saturday Afternoon

    He heard there were some rankings coming out soon...
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    [2022] Week #6 - Saturday Afternoon

    Thank you. Gotta give @LamboThrone credit for getting the talent I have to work with. Can’t wait to add more to the foundation.
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    [2022] Week #6 - Saturday Afternoon

    At least the game was closer than the race for Banks. Lol
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    [2022] Week #6 - Saturday Afternoon

    Came back from being down 17-3 to tie it going into the 4th. McLean and Clay were just too much. GG @Bubada
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    [2022] Week #6 - FNF

    North Texas with a coach, here we go...
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    [2022] Week #6 - TNF

    This was a concern for me in our game. Nice win @ecnirp
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    [2022] Week #6 - TNF

    Great game for Mo. Very efficient, great on 3rd downs too.
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    [2022] Week 5 C-USA Roundup

    Hahahahaha. Okay, okay...
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    [2022] UTSA Roadrunners Recruiting Update

    I'm excited for that. Looking to be more than a thorn in the state's side by then. Lol
  22. Coach mahrowkeen started out his first recruiting cycle quite ambitious. The results have been both good and bad. Mahrowkeen was able to experience the disappointment of thinking he had a chance at a program changing player only to have a school with more resources pull him away. But, with that the program can go forward in this cycle and next season's with an idea of what to expect and how to approach things differently if necessary. In the meantime, mahrowkeen has been able to pull in some players to help build on the solid base that was established prior to him taking over. Here's a look at the players that have committed to come to San Antonio so far: Week 4 QB Levi Danielson 6-1 223 Fr Houston Lutheran North (Houston TX) 1.0 of 4.0 PocketOLB Lucius Joiner 6-0 222 Fr Kashmere (Houston TX) 1.0 of 4.0 Coverage OT Connor Dawson 6-4 291 Fr Crowell (Crowell TX) 1.0 of 3.5 Pass BlockingDT Charles Melton 6-6 316 Fr New Deal (New Deal TX) 1.0 of 3.5 2-GapDT Connor Collins 6-4 316 Fr Comanche (Comanche TX) 1.0 of 3.5 2-Gap (72nd in rankings) Week 5 ILB Dontae Keys 6-2 255 Fr Azle (Azle TX) 1.0 of 4.0 Mike (72nd in rankings) Week 6 No recruits signed (75th in rankings) Week 7 No recruits signed (80th in rankings) Grabbing a quarterback to take the reigns once Justin Radford graduates, or potentially gets an opportunity at NFLHC, was big for the sake of continuing to grow as a program. Adding depth in the trenches will be good long term as well. The signings of linebackers Dontae Keys and Lucius Joiner are great additions to last year's big signing of ILB Mike Huntley. Those three could combine to contend for best linebacker group in the C-USA in a few seasons. *This list and the rankings will continue to be updated as the season progresses
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    Worst Recruiting Memory

    Rice is mean. Lol RIP DaJuan Banks in San Antonio thoughts...
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    Favorite Recruiting Memory

    Definitely, but this is just two weeks of commits in. Lol