By Warren Schorr
Texas State football (1-2) looks to get back to the winning ways tonight as they travel to Tulsa (1-2). The University of Tulsa had an off week last week, so they will be well rested for the game. Texas State is coming off a 42-35 loss in Illinois. Coverage begins on KTSW at 6:30 p.m. with the pre-game show and kick-off at 7:00 pm. This post will be updated throughout the game.
Injury update: Starting running back Rob Lowe is out for tonight’s game with a leg injury. Running back Tim Gay, who has missed the first three games, is warming and is going to play tonight.
Line-up changes: Kicker Will Johnson will start in place of Jason Dann.
Texas State defense gets off to a good start, forcing a 3-and-out.
Offense comes out and does just what Tulsa does with a 3-and-out.
Johnson changes field position with a great punt that lands at the Tulsa 10-yard line. Defensive tackle Mershad Dillion gets a big sack on third down. Nice to see the Defensive Line finally getting some pressure on the quarterback.
Bobcats get one first down and are forced to punt.
Defense has come out strong to start the game forcing three straight 3-and-outs.
Offense gets good field position, starting their own 40-yard line. Big third down pick-up Jones to Miller. Offense converts another third down, but a holding play negates the first down.
Teams trade possessions twice before the quarter ends. Quarter ends 0-0.
2nd Quarter: Bobcats have 1st and 10 at the 25-yard line, but a fumbled snap by Jones and then a sack on third down force the Bobcats out of field goal range. Johnson with another beautiful punt pins it down at the 1-yard line.
Bobcat offense takes over at their own 9-yard line, and at the beginning of the drive attack the passing game through the middle of the field using the tight ends Bradley Miller and David Lewis. Tyler Jones runs the read option on third and goal from the three and runs right and waltzes into the end zone, and the Bobcats get on the board first. 7-0 with 6:09 left in the first half.
Bobcats got the ball back with 1:31 left in the first half at their own 15-yard line. Jones can’t get anything going and is forced to punt. They almost catch a break as the punt is muffed but Tulsa recovers it.
Halftime: Texas State 7, Tulsa 0