Saturday night was homecoming and the inaugural throwback game for the Texas State Bobcats, who left fans and alumni happy after a 27-20 win over New Mexico State.
Coming into the game, New Mexico State was known for their troubles with run defense, and the Bobcats exploited that vulnerability with 230 rushing yards, half of which came from sophomore quarterback Willie Jones III, who was named the starter for the injured Tyler Vitt.
Jones picked up 110 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown, adding that to his 113 passing yards and an additional two touchdowns through the air.
The defense also did their part to stop a potent Aggies offensive attack, by coming up with three sacks of quarterback Josh Adkins and a pair of interceptions. A pass breakup late in the game on a throw to the end zone also helped secure the win for the Bobcats.
Texas State will be on the road on Saturday looking for their third season win against Georgia State, who has lost their last three games.
Photos by Roy Burkhart.