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Sep 3, 2014 4:13 PM by Paul Cicala, KVOA Sports Director

AZ Football Team Hits Road For San Antonio Today

Coach Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcat football team are travelling today from Tucson to San Antonio, and will have a late afternoon practice at the Alamodome. The Cats are gearing up for the University of Texas San Antonio. The game against UTSA kicks off at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Normally, the Wildcats don't hit the field the day before a game. However, Coach Rodriguez says, he'd like his team to get a practice in at the Alamodome before the game itself. Playing indoors, in a dome, is a bit different, and he says he wants the team to get a better feel of the environment they'll be suiting up in on Thursday.

"It's going to be a big crowd, and it's supposed to sell out," says Rodriguez, "We're going up against a veteran team, so it will be a tough environment. We are going to prepare for it"

UTSA has a passionate home field, and scores of fans pack the Alamodome. It's certainly not an easy place for opponents to play. Last year, Arizona blew out UTSA 38-13 in Tucson. However, at times, the Wildcats struggled.

For more on the Arizona Wildcats and their trip to San Antonio, tune in to KVOA News 4 Tucson at 6 and 10 p.m.

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