By Andrew Zimmel
Sad Bobcat Fan
The Willie Jones era officially started Thursday night as the Texas State Bobcats lost a close one to the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns falling 24-7. Jones, who took over for Senior Damian Williams in the first quarter after a turnover, played exceptionally well throwing, going 12-18 and 197 yards. This was the first game Bobcat fans actually got to see what the freshman Quarterback could do.
The Bobcats started the game playing offense, but weren’t able to move the ball well to start. After a three and out to start, and a Williams fumble that lead to another Cajun score, the Bobcats were down 14-0 early. The Bobcats gave Williams one more drive in the first half before switching over to the freshmen Jones to control the Bobcats offense.
Jones wasn’t able to get the Bobcats sluggish offenses going, throwing an interception from the seven yard line driving in for a score. The interception came at the worst time for the Bobcats who were trying to score their first touchdown on the game.
The Bobcats went into halftime down by two scores, but were finally able to get into the end zone in the 3rd quarter after a Anthony Taylor was able to pound the ball into the end zone for the one yard score to cut the lead in half making the game 14-7.
After a Cajuns field goal to end the quarter, the Bobcats weren’t able to score again with Louisiana getting into the end zone one more time to make the final score 24-7. Jones was leading rusher for the Bobcats as well with 58 total yards and four sacks. The Bobcats were out rushed (135 yards to 106) and passed (232 to 219) in the game, but were able to control the ball and tempo of the game for just about the same amount of time.
The Bobcats will have a week off before playing Coastal Carolina on October 28th.
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