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Second half surge catapults Arkansas State past Texas State

Senior Night for the Bobcats was spoiled by their Sun Belt Rival Red Wolves, 33-7.

NCAA Football: Arkansas State at Alabama John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

A Louisiana win turned Arkansas State’s matchup against Texas State into a game of pride instead of a championship game clinching opportunity. And pride they showed as they crushed the Bobcats 30-7.

Justice Hansen threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns on a very efficient 18/24 night and running back Warren Wand ran for 145 yards and a touchdown for the Red Wolves.

Wand ran from 8 yards out to put the Red Wolves in front 7-0 as the first half ended in a defensive struggle.

Bobcat running back Alec Harris turned his first carry of his collegiate career into a 57 yard touchdown run to tie up the game. But the Red Wolves then went on a 23-0 run to put away the embattled Bobcats.

Texas State finished the 2018 campaign at 3-9 (1-6, Sun Belt) with Tyler Vitt throwing for 133 yards and fellow freshman Harris tacking on 72 yards rushing to lead the team.

Arkansas State themselves finished at 8-4 (5-3 Sun Belt) behind a 153 yard two touchdown night by receiver Kirk Merritt.

Next up for the Red Wolves is bowl season and for the Bobcats a coaching search.