UTSA to face Marshall in Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl

Roadrunners to make fourth straight, fifth overall bowl appearance on Dec. 19 in ESPN telecast

SAN ANTONIO — UTSA will make its fourth straight and fifth overall bowl appearance when it faces Marshall in the Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at Toyota Stadium and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking here. Purchasing your bowl tickets directly from UTSA means you will be offered priority seating options based on your RAF loyalty points. UTSA will be able to negotiate preferred bowl options in the future based on previous ticket sales numbers and fan attendance. 

For more information, please visit the UTSA’s Bowl Central website at goUTSA.com/bowlcentral. The Roadrunners’ bowl appearance is sponsored by Ancira Auto Group.

“We are excited to have two outstanding teams participate in the 2023 Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl, the UTSA Roadrunners and the Marshall Thundering Herd,” said Sean Johnson, Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl Executive Director. “We are looking forward to hosting this great matchup and welcoming the teams and their passionate fan bases to Frisco, Texas for an exciting week of bowl events and a fantastic game at Toyota Stadium.”

Under the direction of fourth-year head coach Jeff Traylor, the Roadrunners will enter the Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl with an 8-4 overall record after finishing third in their debut campaign in the American Athletic Conference with a 7-1 mark. After a 1-3 start, UTSA reeled off seven consecutive victories before nationally ranked and defending conference champion Tulane scored a 29-16 triumph on Nov. 24 in New Orleans.

Marshall, a member of the Sun Belt Conference, is bowl eligible for the seventh consecutive year after posting a 6-6 record this season under the direction of head coach Charles Huff.

The Roadrunners will travel to the Metroplex in search of the program’s first bowl win in what will be their fifth all-time appearance. UTSA and Marshall have met three times previously when both were members of Conference USA. The Thundering Herd lead the series, 2-1.

UTSA played in its first bowl game in just its sixth season against New Mexico at the 2016 New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque. The Lobos built a 10-point lead and held on for a 23-20 win on a cold and windy afternoon at University Stadium.

In Traylor’s first season at the helm, the Roadrunners nearly completed a comeback against No. 16 Louisiana in the 2020 First Responder Bowl at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas. UTSA rallied from a 24-7 deficit to tie the game, only to see the Ragin’ Cajuns score a late touchdown and escape with a 31-24 victory.

UTSA met No. 24 San Diego State in the Frisco Bowl on Dec. 21, 2021. The Aztecs pulled away late for a 38-24 victory in the Roadrunners’ third all-time bowl appearance.

Last year at the Cure Bowl, UTSA built a 12-0 first-half lead but No. 23 Troy rallied for an 18-12 victory in Orlando, Florida.

The Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl is one of 17 college football bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events. 

About Scooter’s Coffee
Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee uses only the finest coffee beans in the world, which are roasted by its affiliated company, Harvest Roasting, in Omaha, Nebraska. In over 25 years of business, the key to Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company’s four core values, which are Integrity, Love, Humility and Courage. The Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees, is: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!®” It represents the company’s business origins and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers. 

Scooter’s Coffee‘s network is approaching 750 stores in 30 states and is striving to become the #1 drive-thru specialty coffee franchise system in the nation. Scooter’s Coffee ranked #13 on Yelp’s 2023 list of 50 Most Loved Brands in the U.S. and ranked #3 on Franchise Times Fast & Serious 40 Smartest-Growing Franchises in 2023.  

For more information, visit scooterscoffee.com or call 877-494-7004. To connect with Scooter’s Coffee, visit FacebookInstagramTikTok or X (formerly Twitter) and share your favorite moments by tagging @scooterscoffee using the hashtag #ScootOnAround. 

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2023, the 33-event schedule includes four early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, nine college basketball events, a college softball event, and the inaugural Band of the Year National Championship, in addition to a new college gymnastics event coming in 2024. Collectively, these events account for over 400 hours of live programming on ESPN platforms, while reaching 60 million viewers and attracting more than 650,000 annual attendees. Each year, the portfolio of events features more than 20 Division I conferences, and hosts over 4,000 participating student-athletes. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools, and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. 

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Frisco Bowl
The Frisco Bowl is an annual NCAA sanctioned post-season Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football bowl game played in Frisco, Texas at Toyota Stadium. The bowl game is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. The Frisco Bowl originated in Miami, Fla., as the Miami Beach Bowl before moving to Frisco in 2017. A year ago, Boise State of the Mountain West Conference beat Conference USA’s North Texas in a thrilling 35-32 victory to win the the 2022 Frisco Bowl.