The stage was set on national television and the Warhawks seized the win behind Josh Johnson’s 114 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Monroe struck first when Johnson plowed in from one-yard out after a 75 yard drive that only took 2:47.
After a barrage of punts between the two teams, Johnson would take it in from 8 yards out to make it a two score game.
Texas State would finally get on the board after their own 75-yard drive culminated in a three-yard sweep from Calvin Hill.
In the second half with the Bobcats down 17-7, starting quarterback Gresch Jensen was pulled for Tyler Vitt who would hit Trevis Graham for a 62 yard touchdown strike after a Nico Ezidore forced fumble.
Despite a spectacular run by Tyler Vitt that originally looked like a potential safety, the Warhawks would put the game away with an Austin Vaughn 11 yard touchdown run after a crucial 4th down penalty on Texas State.
Warhawk dual-threat quarterback Caleb Evans was held to zero touchdowns as the Bobcat defense forced two turnovers.
The game was plagued with penalties as the Sun Belt officiating squad whistled many of what appeared to be phantom calls, affecting both teams.
Texas State running back Caleb Twyford once again led the Bobcats in rushing with 78 yards and linebacker Bryan London II tallied yet another double-digit tackle night to lead the defense.
Up next for the Warhawks is a showdown in Boone with the 5-0 Appalachian State Mountaineers next Saturday.
The Bobcats will have 16 days off before going on the road to face Arkansas State.