UTSA Roadrunners

UTSA Roadrunners

About UTSA Roadrunners

The UTSA Roadrunners football team began practice in 2010 and played their first official intercollegiate game in 2011. The Roadrunners, who represent the University of Texas at San Antonio, have made significant progress in a relatively short space of time and have established a rivalry with the Texas State Bobcats, which has become known as the 'I-35 Maroon/Orange Rivalry'. The Roadrunners were successful in the first meeting between the two teams, in November 2012.

Initially functioning as an independent program at Division I FCS level, UTSA became a transitional FBS team in 2012, when the team joined the Western Athletic Conference. Their stay in the WAC was brief and in 2012, the Roadrunners announced that they would leave to become a member of Conference USA in 2013. The team's transition to being a fully-fledged FBS level team will be complete in 2014, at which point UTSA will become bowl eligible.

The team's first season saw the Roadrunners win four games and lose six to finish the year with a .400 win percentage. UTSA's first game was a victory against Northeastern State, which was attended by 56,743 fans. As a result, they set a new record for the highest attendance achieved by a start-up program in the Division I FCS. Their second season saw a marked improvement in terms of results, with UTSA playing 12 games, winning eight and losing four to achieve their first ever winning season. Their record in the WAC was 3-3, which saw them finish in fourth place in the final conference standings.

The Alamodome in Downtown San Antonio has served as the Roadrunners' home stadium since the team's foundation. The venue is perhaps best-known as the home of the San Antonio ...

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