Arizona at Texas-San Antonio – 09-03-2014

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Arizona Wildcats at Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners
(+7,
56)

Arizona put on a dynamic offensive display in its season
opener, but the Wildcats’ second contest appears as if it will
be anything but a cake walk. The Wildcats hit the road for the
first time Thursday when they take on Texas-San Antonio, which
is also coming off an impressive win in Week 1. Arizona rolled
to a 58-13 victory over UNLV on Friday behind a school-record
787 yards of total offense, including 425 passing yards by Anu
Solomon.

“Our guys competed well and kept their poise,” Wildcats coach
Rich Rodriguez told reporters. “It was a good win and we’ll
learn from it. We will get a quick turnaround and get ready for
the next one.” Arizona, which registered two 100-yard rushers
and two 100-yard receivers Friday, is trying to start 2-0 for
the sixth time in the last seven years. Meanwhile, UTSA’s
football program has only been in existence since 2011 but the
Roadrunners are coming off one of the biggest wins in school
history.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1.

LINE HISTORY: Oddsmakers opened the Wildcats
at 7-point road favorites and the total at 56.

INJURY REPORT: Arizona – DL Reggie Gilbert
(questionable, foot). UTSA – T Josh Walker (questionable,
undisclosed).

WHAT BOOKS SAY: “We opened the Wildcats
at -7.5 before moving them down a half point to -7. Despite the
fact that the Roadrunners defeated Houston last week by 20 in a
game they were a 7.5 point underdog, USTA is only getting 22
percent of the cash. Despite moving the total up a point and a
half to 56.5 we are still seeing a huge decision on the total.
91 percent of the bets are taking the over.” – Mike Perry of
Sportsbook.ag

WHAT CAPPERS SAY: “Tricky contest given UTSA’s
modicum of success under head coach Larry Coker and Arizona’s
revitalization behind Rich Rodriguez. The Roadrunners win at
Houston last week was not a fluke as they feature a roster
loaded with 38 seniors. On the other hand the Wildcats pummeled
UNLV, laying 787 yards of offense on the Rebels in their season
opener on Saturday. With only five days to prepare for both
squads, this game could well feature a well-lit scoreboard.”
Covers
Expert Marc Lawrence
.

CHEERLEADER WAR:

ABOUT ARIZONA (1-0 SU, 1-0 ATS, 1-0 O/U):
Solomon, a redshirt freshman, also ran for 50 yards last week
as part of a 353-yard rushing attack for the Wildcats, who were
led by Terris Jones-Grigsby (124 yards) and Nick Wilson (104).
With Austin Hill (110 yards) and Samajie Grant (101) going over
the century mark through the air, it marked the first time in
school history that Arizona had two 100-yard rushers and a pair
of 100-yard receivers in the same game. “We have the ability to
be a good offense this year. We just need to carry the
confidence like we do,” said Hill, who had a 92-yard TD
catch-and-run in his first game in 20 months following knee
surgery.

ABOUT TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO (1-0 SU, 1-0 ATS, 0-1
O/U):
The Roadrunners opened their season with a
resounding 27-7 road victory against Houston, holding the
Cougars scoreless until 1:04 remained. David Glasco II ran for
a pair of touchdowns and the UTSA defense forced six turnovers,
including four interceptions. One negative for the Roadrunners
is they committed 14 penalties for 115 yards – a stat they
surely will need to clean up if they are going to upset the
Wildcats.

TWEET BEAT:



TRENDS:

* Under is 5-0 in Roadrunners last five games overall.
* Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference
games.
* Roadrunners are 8-1 ATS in their last nine non-conference
games.
* Over is 4-1 in Wildcats last five road games.

COVERS CONSENSUS: According to Covers
Consensus, 78 percent of wagers are backing the Arizona
Wildcats.

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