By Andrew Zimmel
In the Bobcats’ last real chances to get a Sun Belt Conference win against an opponent that has played on the same level as the Bobcats all season long, the long car crash that has been the season continued. After a fender bender hours before kickoff that sent six people to the hospital with non-serious injuries, the Bobcats took the field against the New Mexico State Aggies and were routed, losing 50-10.
Going into the matchup, many thought that this game may be one of the more underrated games in the Conferences. Instead, fans got to see a one sided game that included more Texas State mistakes than New Mexico State triumphs. On the first offensive drive of the game, the Bobcats coughed up the ball and were scored on by a trick play where Aggie quarterback Tyler Rogers caught a pass from wide receiver Jonathan Boone.
The rest of the game went similarly. The Bobcats trailed 38-0 going into halftime after three Tyler Jones interceptions. Senior quarterback Jones, who was thought of as one of the best QBs in the Conferences going into the season, was benched after the half. Sophomore QB Conner White and junior Eddie Printz didn’t fair much better going 5-12 in the second half. The Bobcats defense was almost as bad as the offense, giving up five passing touchdown and one rushing.
The Bobcats play Troy University next week in at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos.