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Texas State takes down Georgia State 40-31

The Bobcat offense thrived, the defense swarmed, giving TXST their first conference win.

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Georgia State scored early in the first quarter on a Tra Barnett 29 yard run to take a 7-0 lead and that was the last time the Panthers would hold a lead.

Texas State quarterback Willie Jones would then answer back with a 48 yard touchdown run and finish the day with an efficient passing performance of 21/26 325 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Jeremiah Haydel led all receivers with 103 yards and tight end extraordinaire Keenan Brown led all pass catchers with 6 receptions and also had a rushing touchdown.

Georgia State quarterbacks on the other hand had a tougher time. Dan Ellington led all Panther rushers with 89 yards but was only 11/22 before being injured in the third. His replacement Aaron Winchester fared a little better throwing 10/18 and threw and ran for a score in garbage time.

The Bobcat defense was on lockdown mode and although they allowed 445 yards of offense they helped Texas State to a 40-17 lead late in the fourth. Linebackers Frankie Griffin and Nikolas Daniels led the team with 9 tackles each and Bryan London finished with 6 after being ejected after a very questionable targeting call.

Yesterday’s win propels Texas State to 3-6 (1-4) and also happens to be their biggest win of the Everett Withers era while Georgia State falls to 2-7 (1-4).

Texas State next will host Sun Belt powerhouse Appalachian State and the Panthers will visit the Ragin’ Cajuns.