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Texas State Opponent Roundup – Week Two

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By Joe Garcia

Here’s a look at how the Bobcats’ future foes fared this past weekend:

Arkansas 41, TCU 38 – The Razorbacks were involved in one of the most exciting games of Week 2 against No. 15 TCU. Heading into the fourth quarter, Arkansas led 20-7 with an opportunity to put the Horned Frogs away for good. However, TCU’s defense halted the Hogs three straight times inside the 6-yard line. Then a missed field goal followed by 21 unanswered TCU points extended the game into extra time. Following a TCU field goal in the second OT, Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen lunged into the end zone for a 5-yard, game-winning touchdown. Texas State @ #24 Arkansas (9/17, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network)


Houston 42, Lamar 0 – About the most interesting thing in this matchup with the length of the game, which took six hours and 18 minutes to complete. Houston and Lamar weathered a three and a half hour delay due to lightning. When play finally resumed the now-No. 6 ranked Cougars handily defeated the Southland Conference Cardinals. Houston has a short week facing Cincinnati on Thursday. Texas State vs #5 Houston (9/24, 6 p.m.)

Incarnate Word 21, Northwestern State 18 – Incarnate word bounced back from its season-opening loss with a Southland Conference victory in a close game over the Demons. The Cardinals hung on late after Northwestern State closed the gap in the fourth quarter. Incarnate Word iced the game with a sack of Demons quarterback Trent Brittain. Texas State vs Incarnate Word (10/1, 6 p.m.)

Air Force Academy 48, Georgia State 14 – It’s been a rough start for the Panthers this season and it didn’t get any easier last Saturday against the Air Force. The Falcons’ Tim McVey (no not that one) returned a 99-yard kickoff for a touchdown and scored on an 18-yard run, leading the way in Air Force’s 34-point victory. The Panthers (0-2) struggled to produce on offense, finishing with just six first down. Texas State @ Georgia State (10/8, TBD)

Oklahoma 59, Louisiana-Monroe 17 – It was a tall task for the Warhawks on Saturday, taking on a charged-up Sooners team coming off a disappointing loss to Houston in Week 1. With 13:16 to play in the second quarter, ULM had already given up 28 points to Oklahoma. At halftime the game was already out of reach with a 42-0 deficit. Another tough matchup awaits the Warhawks next week as they travel to take on Sun Belt foe Georgia Southern (2-0). Texas State @ ULM (10/15, 6 p.m.)

Louisiana Lafayette 30, McNeese State 22 – The Ragin’ Cajuns successfully fended off an onside kick in the waning minutes of their eight-point victory Saturday in a close contest versus the Cowboys. McNeese State took its only lead when kicker Trent Manuel made a 28-yard field goal with 9:31 left in the third quarter. However, the Ragin’ Cajuns went ahead on Raymond Calais’ rushing score from the seven with 7:18 left and never relinquished the lead. Texas State vs ULM (10/22, 6 p.m.)

Appalachian State 31, Old Dominion 7 – Bouncing back from their disappointing overtime loss against No. 9 Tennessee in Week 1, the Mountaineers took out their frustrations on the Monarchs with a convincing win at home. Senior running back Marcus Cox rushed for 133 yards with three first-half touchdowns to secure App State’s first win of the season. The Mountaineers will face another ranked opponent and strong challenge this week when they travel to play No. 25 Miami. Texas State @ Appalachian State (11/5, TBD)

Washington 59, Idaho 14 – Coming off a 20-17 win against Montana State, the Idaho Vandals fell hard to a ranked (now No. 8) Washington Huskies team that didn’t allow a first-half score. Washington scored 35 straight points before Idaho finally got on the board with a 20-yard pass from Matt Linehan to Trent Cowan in the third quarter. The Vandals will face another Pac-12 opponent in Washington State next week. Texas State vs Idaho (11/12, 3 p.m.)

New Mexico State 32, New Mexico 31 – With fewer than six minutes to play, wide receiver Gregory Hogan hauled in a Tyler Rogers pass to give the Aggies a one-point lead that they would not surrender to beat their in-state rival. It was NMS’s first win over the Lobos since 2010. New Mexico State has two SEC opponents on its schedule this season starting this weekend with the University of Kentucky, followed up with a date at Kyle Filed vs the other Aggies, Texas A&M, on Oct. 29. Texas State @ MNSU (11/19, 3 p.m.)

Clemson 30, Troy 24 – Troy out-gained Clemson on the ground 141-122, limiting Deshaun Watson and Wayne Gallman to a combined 89 rushing yards on Saturday. The No. 2-ranked Tigers had the last laugh, however in a close battle against the Trojans despite Ray-Ray McCloud’s DeSean Jackson-type moment when we flipped the ball at the 1-yard line in celebration for a 75-yeard punt return on which he should have scored. Troy appears to be well-equipped for a run at the Sun Belt title. Texas State vs Troy (11/26, 3 p.m.)

Auburn 51, Arkansas State 14 – The Red Wolves made the first quarter against the Tigers competitive, ending the period down just 14-7. Auburn pulled away however allowing just seven more points the rest of the contest and putting up 37 points after the initial quarter. Arkansas State fell to 0-2 on the season and will travel to Utah State for a Friday bout against the Aggies where they will be nine-point underdogs. Texas State vs Arkansas State (12/3, 3 p.m.)

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Nice article – looks like Texas State has a rough schedule with Arkansas, Houston, Troy (who had a close game with Clemson), and App State. Hope they can pull out some tough wins.

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