On a cold and dreary night in Bobcat Stadium a promising Senior Day for Texas State ended in a win and a championship title for Arkansas State. Injuries dotted the landscape for both teams.
The scoring was started by Arkansas State in the first quarter with running back Johnston White rushing for a six yard score. Another score wasn’t seen until the second quarter with Warren Wand getting a touchdown for the Red Wolves to up the lead to 13-0 as the point after attempt was blocked.
7:48 into the second quarter defensive end Chase Robinson was carted off the field due to a medical emergency, delaying the game 11 minutes. Texas State would get on the board just after when Conner White hit Mason Hays for a four yard score.
An early third quarter drive by Texas State was capped off by running back Tyler Siudzinski’s 34 yard scamper that gave Texas State a 14-13 lead. But that would only last three minutes as the Red Wolves would march down the field and score a field goal and take a 16-14 lead going into the forth quarter.
The Red Wolves turned on the juice and the game was all downhill for the Bobcats. Arkansas State quarterback Justin Hansen threw two fourth quarter touchdowns and the Red Wolves took a 36-14 win over the ‘Cats in San Marcos. With the victory the Red Wolves claimed a share of the Sun Belt title for the fifth time since 2010 and with their loss the Bobcats claimed their worst season and their highest loss total ever.