Tyler Jones, the stage is yours.
Texas State comes out of a 3 hour rain delay to beat the Wyoming Cowboys 42-21 in the second biggest win since moving to the FBS last season.
Yes you heard that right, 3 hour rain delay. Before the delay however, Texas State recorded its second largest crowd in school history with an attendance of 22,015.
During the delay, the issue became how would the two teams come back out after being inactive for so long.
“I’ve never had to wait that long for a delay of game,” said running back Robert Lowe. “But the coaches put it in our head we had to come out with the same mentality we started the game with.”
The win also secured Head Coach Dennis Franchione’s 200th career victory.
The week began with rumblings of a shakeup at the quarterback position for Texas State. Both Tyler Arndt and Jordan Moore had struggled in their opportunities to play, especially last week vs Texas Tech. In response, Franchione chose to take the red shirt off of true freshman Tyler Jones and give him practice time with the first team offense.
Jones would get the start vs the favored Wyoming Cowboys who were riding into Bobcat Stadium on a wave of hype after their blowout victory vs Air Force.
Wyoming learned early that they would have to respect Jones’ ability to run and make the right pass as his first drive ended in a touchdown. His dual threat ability put Wyoming on edge early. The Bobcat defense continued their rampage as they held the Cowboys to 64 yards rushing.
Jones’ debut win was certainly assisted by the two-headed running attack of Robert Lowe and Chris Nutall combining for 200 yards on the ground.
Texas State hopes to ride this momentum into next week as they open up Sun Belt Conference play when they face the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette.
- Nothing more needs to be said other than, “I think we found a quarterback tonight.” – Franchione.