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Roadrunners Unleashed: UTSA's Spring Football Fiesta

Updated: Apr 13


UTSA Roadrunners running back Rocko Griffin scores a touchdown after a long run against Tulane
© Matthew Hinton-USA TODAY Sports

Are you ready for the college football season to kick off? Although the Roadrunners don't play their first game until August 31st against Kennesaw State, you can get your first glimpse of the 2024 team at the UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game scheduled for this Saturday, April 13th at the Alamodome. Here is everything you need to know about the Spring Game!


 


UTSA spring football game logistics


  • Date - April 12th, 2024

  • Start time - 2 p.m.

  • Location - Alamodome (100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX)

  • Admission cost - FREE

  • Parking - Lots will open at 11 a.m., and parking is available free of charge in Lot C. Free accessible parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in Lot A. Please note that tailgating is not permitted.


Fans can enjoy free posters and magnets of the 2024 schedule, as well as Birds Up yard signs. There will also be an autograph session with the players on the field after the game.


For those unable to attend in person, the game will be broadcast locally in San Antonio on Sports Radio AM 760 The Ticket and online.


Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
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what to watch for at the game?


Live tackling has been removed from most spring games to prevent player injuries. Despite this, here are three things to watch:


  1. Quarterback Play - With Frank Harris's departure, the biggest question for the Roadrunners is the quarterback position. Since UTSA didn't add a quarterback in its recruiting or transfer classes during the offseason, keep an eye on junior Eddie Lee Marburger (No. 12) and sophomore Owen McCown (No. 13). Although they won't be getting hit, you can still evaluate their command of the offense, their progressions, accuracy of throws, and overall arm talent.

  2. Team Chemistry - Observe how the players interact with each other and the coaching staff. While this should be a low-pressure and fun event for the team, head coach Jeff Traylor will look to get the competitive juices flowing to see how the players respond in controlled drills and scrimmage situations.

  3. New Players - UTSA had some key additions through the transfer portal during the offseason. The top four players to watch are cornerback Denver Harris (No. 25) from LSU, linebacker Ian Jackson (No. 32) from Alabama, wide receiver DJ Allen (No. 83) from TCU, and wide receiver JJ Sparkman (No. 84) from Texas Tech. Harris is the headliner of the transfer class, being a former five-star recruit out of high school, and has all the physical tools to be a shutdown corner for the Roadrunners this year.



 

live coverage and recap


College Football Dawgs will be on-site at the Alamodome to cover the event, so stay tuned for a comprehensive recap of the spring game and important highlights! Catch more UTSA Roadrunner news as well as other college football headlines here at College Football Dawgs!





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