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Texas State gets lapped by Louisana-Monroe 45-27

The Bobcats fell to the Warhawks...

What started off as a 39 point combined effort in quarter one from both teams, ended up being a defensive struggle that had Louisiana-Monroe escaping San Marcos with a 45-27 victory. Texas State is now on a five-game losing streak. The Warhawks move to a stunning 3-0 record in Sun Belt play.

The first quarter was back and forth as each team scored on all their drives and combined for nearly 500 yards of total offense. Bobcat quarterback Damian Williams was 7/8 passing and Warhawk signal caller Caleb Evans was able to hit the home run pass three times against a hapless defense.

Second quarter action was more of a standstill compared to the first quarter as ULM scored once to take the game into a 26-20 halftime lead as both defenses played a chess match for field position.

For Texas State unfortunately their offense and defense hit a wall as second half play started. Williams threw for 6/16 after a poised first quarter the rest of the game and Texas State went for more conservative playcalling which led to a stagnate offensive attack.

ULM quarterback Caleb Evans threw for a career high 433 yards and three touchdowns against a porous Bobcat secondary and ran for another score.

Warhawk receiver Marcus Green broke 100 yards even and was joined by RJ Turner and RJ Williams for 99 and 96 yards respectively, as the ULM wideouts were given easy cushions.

The Bobcats had their chances in the second half but missed tackles, dropped passes, missed blocks and squandered opportunities on special teams cost them.

Monroe caught the ‘Cats multiple times off guard enabling them to drop 45 points methodically and combining for 150-plus points in their last three games.

Despite the Bobcats throwing out all the jet sweeps, gadget plays and hurry-up offense in the first quarter, Texas State miscalculated many plays in the second half succumbing a loss and leaving head coach Everett Withers another week without a conference win in his Texas State career.

ULM faces Georgia State next weekend and the Bobcats have a short turnaround, visiting the Ragin' Cajuns this Thursday on primetime.