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Texas State drops Texas Southern, 36-20

The Bobcats notch their first win of the 2018 campaign.

Texas State v Arkansas Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Texas State’s offense dropped 547 yards of total offense and kicker James Sherman booted five field goals in rout to a 36-20 win over Texas Southern. The game featured a weather delay and a mounting air assault by Texas Southern.

The Bobcats led 16-0 at halftime and seven minutes into the third quarter led 26-0 until a fervid Texas Southern air attack cut the lead to as little as 12 points in the fourth quarter.

Willie Jones III threw for 235 and led the team with 107 yards on the ground as the Bobcats controlled the clock with their 304 yards rushing, their most as a team since 2015 when they dropped 319 on South Alabama.

Three Bobcats rushed for over 50 yards with Robert Brown Jr. and Anthony D. Taylor adding 85 and 65 yards, respectively. Caleb Twyford added another 47 yards.

Keenan Brown emerged as a receiving weapon hauling in seven catches for 108 yards and a touchdown.

Sixth-year senior Jay Christophe filled in for starter Glen Cuiellette who was still under concussion protocol from last week’s game and proceeded to torch the Bobcat secondary for 315 yards and three touchdowns.

Former Baylor Bear and Houston transfer Tren’Davian Dickson helped spark a second half surge with seven catches for 159 yards and two touchdowns. This after the Tigers mustered just 25 passing yards in the first half.

A.J. Krawcyzk set a new Bobcat record for longest fumble return when he snatched a Brad Woodard fumble and jetted for a 82-yard touchdown.

The Bobcat defense held Texas Southern to 36 yards rushing with all-Sun Belt linebacker Bryan London II leading the team with nine tackles and a forced fumble.

Up next for Texas State is a showdown with South Alabama. Texas Southern will have their hands full again with a crosstown battle with Houston.

Fun Facts

  • Texas State leads the nation along with Colorado and New Mexico State with 23 penalties.
  • Willie Jones III’s 107 rushing yards was the most by a Bobcat quarterback since Tyler Jones’ 160 in 2015.
  • Kicker James Sherman’s five field goals set a Bobcat record.
  • Texas State is now 10-0 all-time against Texas Southern.