2012 UTSA Roadrunners football team

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2012 UTSA Roadrunners football
UTSA Roadrunners wordmark.png
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2012 record 8–4 (3–3 WAC)
Head coach Larry Coker (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Kevin Brown (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Neal Neathery (2nd year)
Base defense 4–2–5
Home stadium Alamodome
(Capacity: 65,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#16 Utah State $   6 0         11 2  
#21 San Jose State   5 1         11 2  
Louisiana Tech   4 2         9 3  
UTSA*   3 3         8 4  
Texas State*   2 4         4 8  
Idaho   1 5         1 11  
New Mexico State   0 6         1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Texas State and UTSA are not eligible for conference title nor bowl games as part of their transition to the FBS.
As of December 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 UTSA Roadrunners football team represented the University of Texas at San Antonio in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This was the second season for football at UTSA and their first as members of the Western Athletic Conference.[1] Larry Coker returned as the teams coach for a second season. The team played its home games at the Alamodome. This was the second of a two-year FCS to FBS transition period for UTSA, so they were not bowl-eligible but will be in 2013. It was UTSA's only season in the WAC. UTSA will join Conference USA on July 1, 2013.[2] They finished the season 8–4, 3–3 in WAC play to finish in fourth place.

Before the season[edit]

Previous season[edit]

In 2011, the Roadrunners represented UTSA in its first year of play in a 4–6 season. UTSA started the season with a 2–2 record in the first month of competition with both wins combining for a 75-point advantage and a 3-point loss, with its only decisive loss against ranked FCS Southern Utah. After beating Bacone 54-7, the Runners fell into a three-game slump including eventual undefeated championship contender Sam Houston State and double-overtime loss to fellow FCS move-up South Alabama. UTSA ended its first year with two more wins and yet another 3-point loss.

UTSA ended their first year with a losing record, but outplayed their opponents on the statbook due to lopsided wins and multiple close losses.[3]

Recruiting[edit]

23 recruits signed letters of intent to UTSA for the 2012 season. Another three players decided to walk-on, bringing the recruiting class to a total of 26. Robert Singletary decided to transfer from Baylor to UTSA on June 8. He will sit out the 2012 season as required by NCAA transfer rules, but he brings the class total to 27.[4]

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Football Fiesta Spring Game[edit]

The second UTSA Spring Game, called the Football Fiesta Spring Game, was held at the Alamodome on April 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM. It featured the roster divided up into the white team, which would play offense, and the blue team, composed entirely of defense. Due to the composition of the teams, a different scoring system would be used. The white team received 6-points for a touchdown, 3 points for a field goal, 1 point for an extra point, and 1 point for a first down. The blue team received 6 points for a touchdown, 5 points for a takeaway or a safety, 3 points for a stop (meaning you prevent the other team from scoring), and one point for an extra point. The two squads matched up over 4 12-minute quarters with a 10-minute Halftime.[6]

Football Fiesta Spring Game 2012
1 2 3 4 Total
White 12 16 13 3 44
Blue 3 9 14 16 42
  • Date: April 15
  • Location: Alamodome
    San Antonio, TX
  • Game start: 2:36 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 1:52
  • Game attendance: 4,736
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Indoors
  • Referee: Charlie Werenut
Sources:[7]

4,736 fans turned out to see what the UTSA team would have in the 2012 season. They weren't to be disappointed. Six UTSA quarterbacks combined to go 31 of 53 passing for 363 yards and 1 touchdown. After a shaky start the defense also was impressive. They would force 3 interceptions in the back-and-forth showdown. With 1 touchdown rushing, 1 touchdown passing and 2 additional field goals, the final would have be 20-0 in favor of the white team in a regular scoring setting.[8] With the unique scoring system UTSA used, the final would be 44-42 thanks to two first downs before the interception on the White team's final offensive series.

Roster[edit]

2012 UTSA Roadrunners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Jones, KamKam Jones So
WR 5 Armstrong, BrandonBrandon Armstrong So
QB 6 Carter, TuckerTucker Carter Jr
QB 7 Polite, RyanRyan Polite Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 8 Soza, EricEric Soza Jr
WR 9 Mack, MarcellusMarcellus Mack So
RB 11 Glasco II, DavidDavid Glasco II So
WR 12 Holmes, EaronEaron Holmes So
WR 13 Kibbett, QuincyQuincy Kibbett Jr
QB 14 Menn, TravisTravis Menn So
TE 14 Hubble, ColeCole Hubble So
WR 15 Monroe, JosiahJosiah Monroe So
WR 16 Bias, KennyKenny Bias Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 16 Simmons, JohnJohn Simmons So
WR 17 Hesler, SeanSean Hesler Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 18 Harrison, KennyKenny Harrison So
QB 19 Laufer, CadeCade Laufer Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 27 Shaw, NateNate Shaw So
RB 28 Wilburn, TerranceTerrance Wilburn Redshirt.svg So
RB 36 Okotcha, EvansEvans Okotcha Jr
RB 39 Mendoza, RichardRichard Mendoza Sr
RB 41 Simpson, CheRodCheRod Simpson Jr
OG 51 Rion, PaytonPayton Rion So
OG 54 Anderson, DariusDarius Anderson So
C 55 Leonard, NateNate Leonard So
C 60 Flores, AndyAndy Flores Redshirt.svg So
C 62 Bernal, JamieJamie Bernal Redshirt.svg So
C 63 Cavanaugh, WillWill Cavanaugh Fr
OG 65 Roberson, MichaelMichael Roberson Redshirt.svg So
OT 68 Harris, CodyCody Harris So
OT 74 Phillips, DrewDrew Phillips So
OT 76 Walker, JoshJosh Walker So
OL 78 Hoog, PatrickPatrick Hoog Sr
OG 79 Inskeep, ScottScott Inskeep So
WR 80 Hicks, ColeCole Hicks Jr
TE 81 Biaker, DemetriusDemetrius Biaker Redshirt.svg So
TE 82 Morgan, DavidDavid Morgan So
WR 83 Wilburn, MikeMike Wilburn So
WR 84 Freeman, BrandonBrandon Freeman So
TE 85 Moeller, JeremiahJeremiah Moeller Jr
WR 86 Grubb, SethSeth Grubb So
TE 87 Gray, JordanJordan Gray Fr
WR 88 Bakke, JamesJames Bakke So
TE 89 Rushing, AustinAustin Rushing Redshirt.svg Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 2 Hall, JeremyJeremy Hall So
CB 3 Thorn, AlondreAlondre Thorn So
CB 4 Adams, CrosbyCrosby Adams So
S 10 Berry, CodyCody Berry Fr
CB 11 Scott, MalcolmMalcolm Scott Redshirt.svg Fr
S 12 King, BrainBrain King So
S 13 Smith, JakeJake Smith So
S 14 Wade, TristonTriston Wade So
CB 17 Brown, ErikErik Brown Jr
LB 20 Guerrero, BrandonBrandon Guerrero Jr
CD 21 Dada, ToyinToyin Dada So
S 22 Johnston, NicNic Johnston So
LB 23 Walker III, JohnJohn Walker III So
CB 24 Starling, DarrienDarrien Starling So
S 25 Sanchez, MauricioMauricio Sanchez So
S 26 Phillips, SpencerSpencer Phillips So
S 29 Njoku, UcheUche Njoku Jr
S 31 Lizcano, JosephJoseph Lizcano So
LB 32 Douglas, DrewDrew Douglas Redshirt.svg So
S 33 Byrd, MiguellinoMiguellino Byrd So
S 34 Luchnick, SeanSean Luchnick Sr
CB 35 Archangel, XaviarXaviar Archangel Jr
S 37 Haynes, LekenwicLekenwic Haynes Sr
DE 40 Ritter, WilliamWilliam Ritter Jr
CB 42 Wyche II, GodwinGodwin Wyche II So
S 43 Rogers, CodyCody Rogers So
LB 44 Kurfehs, StevenSteven Kurfehs Jr
DE 45 Smith, MarlonMarlon Smith Sr
DE 49 Henderson, DominiqueDominique Henderson So
LB 50 Hubble, ColeCole Hubble So
LB 52 Terry, BlakeBlake Terry So
LB 53 Reeves, BrandonBrandon Reeves Sr
LB 57 Boyd, BrandonBrandon Boyd Redshirt.svg So
DT 58 Macon, FerringtonFerrington Macon So
DT 61 Burge, RichardRichard Burge So
DT 64 Anaya, FrankyFranky Anaya Sr
DE 90 Harris, JarronJarron Harris Jr
DE 91 Roper, JohnJohn Roper So
DE 96 Neill, JasonJason Neill So
DT 97 Mabry, AshaadAshaad Mabry So
DT 98 Gilbert, LeightonLeighton Gilbert Redshirt.svg So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 46 Cundiff, ParkerParker Cundiff Sr
PK, P 47 Ward, JoshJosh Ward So
DS 59 Medrano, JesseJesse Medrano So
PK, P 92 Ianno, SeanSean Ianno So
PK 95 Stern, KristianKristian Stern So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Kevin Brown
    Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Perry Eliano
    Safeties
  • Polo Gutierrez
    Runningbacks
  • Tony Jeffery
    Special Teams Coordinator/Receivers
  • Nathaniel Jones
    Cornerbacks
  • Jim Marshall
    Offensive Linemen
  • Neal Neathery
    Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Charlie Reeve
    Tight Ends
  • Eric Roark
    Defensive Linemen

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: April 16, 2012

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 1:00 PM at South Alabama* Ladd Peebles StadiumMobile, AL ESPN3 W 33–31   17,144
September 8 1:00 PM Texas A&M–Commerce* AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX W 27–16   30,416
September 15 5:00 PM at Georgia State* Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA W 38–14   11,496
September 22 1:00 PM Northwestern Oklahoma State* Alamodome • San Antonio, TX W 56–3   25,742
September 29 7:00 PM at New Mexico State Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM KCWX/Aggie Vision/ESPN3 W 35–14   14,341
October 13 2:30 PM at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX FCS Pacific L 14–34   28,677
October 20 1:00 PM San Jose Statedagger Alamodome • San Antonio, TX ESPN3 L 24–52   30,862
October 27 1:00 PM Utah State Alamodome • San Antonio, TX ESPN3 L 17–48   23,519
November 3 3:00 PM at No. 23 Louisiana Tech Joe Aillet StadiumRuston, LA ESPN+/KCWX L 27–51   23,645
November 10 1:00 PM McNeese State* Alamodome • San Antonio, TX W 31–24   25,784
November 17 4:00 PM at Idaho Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID KCWX W 34–17   9,030
November 24 1:00 PM Texas State Alamodome • San Antonio, TX (I-35 Rivalry) W 38–31   39,032[11]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Depth chart[edit]

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Game summaries[edit]

South Alabama[edit]

UTSA Roadrunners at South Alabama Jaguars
1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 14 6 0 13 33
Jaguars 7 7 3 14 31
Sources:

In the opening game of the season, UTSA played the South Alabama Jaguars. The teams previously met in 2011, when South Alabama won 30–27 in double overtime.[13] This was both teams' first ever game as provisional FBS teams, as well as each other's first FBS opponent.


Texas A&M–Commerce[edit]

Texas A&M–Commerce Lions at UTSA Roadrunners
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 3 6 7 16
Roadrunners 10 14 3 0 27
  • Date: September 8
  • Location: Alamodome
    San Antonio, TX
  • Game start: 1:05 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 2:55
  • Game attendance: 30,416
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Indoors
  • Referee: Clair Gausman
Sources:

In UTSA's first ever FBS home game, they hosted the D-II Texas A&M–Commerce Lions.


Georgia State[edit]

UTSA Roadrunners at Georgia State Panthers
1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 17 7 14 0 38
Panthers 7 0 7 0 14
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Georgia Dome
    Atlanta, GA
  • Game start: 6:07 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 2:41
  • Game attendance: 11,496
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Indoors
  • Referee: Paul Zukis
Sources:

After UTSA's first home game of the season, they travelled to Atlanta to face the FCS opponent, the Georgia State Panthers. UTSA won the previous meeting between the teams 17–14 in overtime.[14]


Northwestern Oklahoma State[edit]

Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers at UTSA Roadrunners
1 2 3 4 Total
Rangers 0 3 0 0 3
Roadrunners 21 21 7 7 56
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Alamodome
    San Antonio, TX
  • Game start: 1:04 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 2:45
  • Game attendance: 25,742
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Indoors
  • Referee: Stacy Hardin
Sources:

After visiting Georgia, UTSA returned home to face the Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers. Northwestern Oklahoma State was UTSA's sole NAIA opponent after the NCAA denied the Rangers D-II membership.


New Mexico State[edit]

UTSA Roadrunners at New Mexico State Aggies
1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 7 14 7 7 35
Aggies 7 0 0 7 14
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Aggie Memorial Stadium
    Las Cruces, NM
  • Game start: 7:00 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:02
  • Game attendance: 14,341
  • Game weather: 78 °F (26 °C), Cloudy, winds SW at 3mph
  • Referee: Jim Farmer
  • TV announcers (KCWX/Aggie Vision/ESPN3): Glen Cerny and Danny Knee
Sources:

UTSA began its first WAC schedule facing its first-ever full-FBS opponent, the New Mexico State Aggies.


Rice[edit]

UTSA Roadrunners at Rice Owls
1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 0 3 11 0 14
Owls 6 7 14 7 34
Sources:

Following its trip to Las Cruces, UTSA played its first non-conference FBS team, the Rice Owls. UTSA visiting Rice marked its progression to playing out of conference home-and-homes against FBS teams, where it will eventually play the majority of their non-conference schedule against AQ conference teams in 2013 and 2014.


San Jose State[edit]

San Jose State Spartans at UTSA Roadrunners
1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 28 10 14 0 52
Roadrunners 0 10 7 7 24
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: Alamodome
    San Antonio, TX
  • Game start: 1:04 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 30,862
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Indoors
  • Referee: Robert Cameron
  • TV announcers (ESPN3): Jim Barbar and Jerod Cherry
Sources:

After its visit to in-state Houston, UTSA hosted the San Jose State Spartans in its first-ever conference home game.


Utah State[edit]

Utah State State at UTSA Roadrunners
1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 20 21 0 48
Roadrunners 3 0 7 7 17
Sources:

After hosting the Spartans, UTSA hosted the Utah State Aggies.


Louisiana Tech[edit]

UTSA Roadrunners at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 14 0 7 6 27
Bulldogs 14 13 7 17 51
  • Date: November 3
  • Location: Joe Aillet Stadium
    Ruston, LA
  • Game start: 3:05 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 23,645
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C), Sunny, winds NE 5mph
  • Referee: Stacy Hardin
  • TV announcers (ESPN+): Trey Bender and Jay Taylor
Sources:

Following the Aggies game, UTSA went on the road to face the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.


McNeese State[edit]

McNeese State Cowboys at UTSA Roadrunners
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 3 0 14 24
Roadrunners 0 7 14 10 31
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Alamodome
    San Antonio, TX
  • Game start: 4:06 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:14
  • Game attendance: 25,784
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Indoors
  • Referee: David Alvarez
Sources:

After visiting Ruston, UTSA hosted its final non-conference team of the season, the FCS McNeese State Cowboys. UTSA has previously played McNeese State, where the Roadrunners lost 21–24.[15]


Idaho[edit]

UTSA Roadrunners at Idaho Vandals
1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 10 10 0 14 34
Vandals 3 0 14 10 27
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Kibbie Dome
    Moscow, ID
  • Game start: 3:05 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:26
  • Game attendance: 9,030
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Indoors
  • Referee: Jim Farmer
  • TV announcers (KCWX): Sam Adams, Bill Ames, and Jim Goodman
Sources:

UTSA traveled to Moscow, Idaho to play the Idaho Vandals in their final road game of the season.


Texas State[edit]

Texas State Bobcats at UTSA Roadrunners
1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 7 10 7 31
• Roadrunners 17 7 7 7 38
  • Date: November 24
  • Location: Alamodome
    San Antonio, TX
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Indoors
Sources:

In its final game of the year, UTSA hosted the Texas State Bobcats in the I-35 Orange vs. Maroon Rivalry's first ever football game.


References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Cumulative Season Statistics". goUTSA.com. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
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  10. ^ 2012 UTSA football schedule
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  15. ^ "UTSA Falls to McNeese State, 24-21". Insider Runner Sports. Retrieved April 14, 2012.