Frisco Bowl 2021: UTSA attacks San Diego State
During the playoff expansion talks, the idea was floated in the discussions about breaking up the Group of Five to hold their own playoff. The 2021 Frisco Bowl game would undoubtedly be a playoff game in a world with an exclusive group-five squad.
MEEP MEEP United States Conference
The San Antonio Roadrunners only started their football program ten years ago. Before this season, they had never won more than eight games in a season. However, as the 2020 season approached, UTSA tried their luck with a new head coach to guide this program. They brought in a man who had established himself as a successful high school coach in the state of Texas. The Head Coach Jeff Traylor The man had a bigger impact in his first two years than anyone could have imagined.
Traylor turned heads after leading UTSA to seven wins in his debut season, a feat the Roadrunners haven’t accomplished since 2013. But 2021 has been a historic year for UTSA. They finished the season 12-1 with a C-USA championship. Traylor’s name started circulating as a favorite to be Texas Tech’s next head coach. But as quickly as the flame lit in the plains of West Texas, signaling that they had their next trainer, UTSA smothered those flames.
Much of this team’s success was down to All-American running back Sincere McCormick. He was selected for the third team by the Associated Press and became the first player in UTSA history to be named All-American by the AP. McCormick has rushed for 1,479 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, but retired from the bowl game as he said for the NFL Draft. The Roadrunners will need someone to step up the attack against a very good Aztec defense
Not just a team with a punt god
The best player on this San Diego State team could truly revolutionize football. But this team is more than a wonder of special teams. And it starts with a very stingy defense. San Diego State ranks 13th nationally for Total Defense and 16th for Scoring Defense. However, he comes into this game with a very unusual performance in the Mountain West Championship game. Utah State defeated San Diego State by a score of 46-13. This defense should be motivated to make a statement to close this season.
San Diego State isn’t going to be confused as the Big 12 team at the start of 2010. In their last eight games, the Aztecs have never scored more than 28 points. But they welcome an opportunity to cut that game down. While they’ve never crossed the 28-point mark in the past eight games, they’ve still been 7-1 in those games. The Aztecs ranked 20th in possession time as they average the ball for 31 minutes per game.
Players to watch
S Rashad Wisdom, UTSA: Wisdom is a hunter in the security position. He finished the season with 87 tackles and still seems to find the ball. Although he hasn’t managed any assists this season (he had four last year), he still managed to break six assists.
RB Brenden Brady, UTSA: Brady will be the full back likely to take on the charge with McCormick. Can he climb onto the brightest stage UTSA has seen to date? He’s shown a few flashes this year as he had 67 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Game 1 against Illinois. He’s the only other man in the running back corps to go over 20 rushing yards or record a touchdown this season,
P Matt Araiza, State of San Diego: Araiza has become something more folkloric than a soccer player. Award winner Ray Guy has been throwing soccer balls into orbit all season, averaging 51.4 yards per punt. He’s also a solid field kicker as he has 17 of 27 goals and a perfect four of four of his extra points.
WR Jesse Matthews, State of San Diego: This team relies heavily on their stellar defense. But there is a semblance of a fleeting attack, and it goes through Matthews. He’s led the team this season with 47 receptions for 482 yards and seven touchdowns.
Prediction of the Frisco Bowl 2021
Anyone looking to bet on this 2021 Frisco Bowl might find the best over / under bet. Currently, Vegas has the total set at 49 points. Between these two teams with good to excellent defenses and the best offensive player who is not playing, it will be difficult to see either team score over 21. UTSA has been a great college football story. But the Aztecs are expected to have a rebounding performance against the Roadrunners that chokes UTSA and gives the victory to San Diego State.
San Diego State 20, UTSA 10