UTSA Football’s Rise As Explained By Kanye West Songs
UTSA vs. Northeastern Oklahoma State – Spaceship
Before basking in the pageantry of Division I college football, UTSA toiled away in a grueling practice season throughout the duration of 2010. With no competition outside of your own teammates, it takes a truly devoted group of student athletes to maintain motivation. Off of Kanye’s first album, College Dropout, Spaceship is a song about working your way through tedious challenges in the dreams of achieving greatness.
“I won’t be taking no days off until my spaceship takes off”
UTSA vs. McMurry – Heartless
After relishing in a perfect performance in the program’s first game, UTSA fans were subjected to an embarrassing defeat to a transitional Division II program led by Hal Mumme. UTSA seemed to have the game locked away until McMurry’s quarterback evaded a certain sack by UTSA defensive end Marlon Smith and chunked up a huge first down pass. On the next play an errant pass would deflect off a helmet and fall into a McMurry receiver’s arms. McMurry, how could you be so heartless?
UTSA vs. South Alabama – Stronger
The Roadrunners fell to fellow start up South Alabama in year one after the Jaguars blocked a game-winning field goal that lead to double OT. In the first game of the 2012 season a better, faster, stronger UTSA program traveled to Mobile to return the favor after Sean Ianno nailed a 51 yard field goal.
UTSA vs. Texas State – Power
Ah, the football game that the I-35 corridor waited years for. A bitter Olympic sports rivalry finally meets on the gridiron. The Roadrunners pounced on the Bobcats early with a punt return touchdown. UTSA would generally assert their will against the older, more experienced Bobcats in a match that certainly had Bobcat fans proclaiming “No one start up should have all that power!”
UTSA vs. Oklahoma State – Flashing Lights
Following a successful 8-4 sophomore campaign, the surging Roadrunners hosted the nation’s #11 program in Oklahoma State to kick off the 2013 season. While the Roadrunners held their own, the biggest win of the day was the exposure the program gained by playing in a nationally-televised contest. A late comeback made the score respectable as UTSA got its first sniff of the “flashing lights” of college football’s biggest stage.
UTSA vs. UTEP – We Major
UTSA has been in a constant struggle to gain respect from prognosticators and opposing fans despite the program’s impressive jump start. It seems like the goal posts of respectability seem to move back after every made field goal– “Well that win was impressive but give me a call when UTSA beats a *real* team!”. UTSA would travel to El Paso and smack around the Miners in the program’s first Conference USA game, gaining some serious kudos from sports fans and writers across the country. Come on homies, we major!
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A UTSA alumnus that has been cast away to Austin, Jared enjoys live music and a craft beer. He thinks four verts is the best play in football but loves a QB sneak on fourth and inches. Twitter