Winter Edition Preview: UTSA, UNT, Texas State
Get a sneak peek inside the upcoming DCTF Winter Edition.
The DCTF staff is hard at work putting together the 2013 Winter Edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the essential wrap-up of the season that was in the state of Texas, including sections on every high school classification and every college team.
You can pre-order your copy of the 2013 Winter Edition starting tomorrow in the TexasFootball.com Store, but for now, we wanted to give you a little sneak peek into what you can expect in the upcoming magazine.
Each FBS program will get a full three-page recap of their season, including many different features like unit MVPs, grades and spring questions. Here are some of the things you’ll see in the North Texas, Texas State and UTSA sections.
North Texas Defensive MVP (by Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle)
Defensive MVP: LB Zach Orr
Orr led UNT with 108 tackles and made a host of big plays throughout the season; he intercepted two passes, recovered two fumbles and posted 3.5 tackles for loss. He was the unquestioned leader of a UNT defense that held four opponents to 14 points or less. UNT went 3-1 in those games.
UTSA Offensive Line Grade (by Jerry Briggs of the San Antonio Express-News)
The line helped the offense move the chains on a consistent basis. Because of limited depth, tackles Patrick Hoog and Josh Walker, guards Scott Inskeep and Cody Harris and center Nate Leonard played most of the snaps. This group held its own for the most part, except in games against Rice, San Jose State and Utah State. With tight end Jeremiah Moeller in the mix, UTSA’s line helped the running game average 4.4 yards per carry. Quarterbacks were sacked only seven times.
Texas State Spring Questions (by Tyler Mayforth of the San Marcos Daily Record)
Who replaces Shaun Rutherford at quarterback?
With Rutherford graduating, Texas State must find another skilled quarterback to run head coach Dennis Franchione’s offense. The Bobcats used a pair of quarterbacks in spot duty this season (Tyler Arndt and Duke DeLancellotti) and two remove their redshirts for 2013 (Jordan Moore and Fred Nixon). If Arndt fails to impress, look for DeLancellotti to earn the nod as Texas State joins the Sun Belt.
Greg Tepper is the associate editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football and TexasFootball.com.