By Jacob Aromy
The maroon and gold chose a good time to put on a show as they were cheered on by 25,613
Bobcats faithful. This was the seventh-largest crowd in Bobcat Stadium history and the largest ever
for a Sun Belt Conference game for Texas State.
Overall, the Texas State offense played a consistent game from start to finish, but the star of
the show was the defense. Appalachian States’ usually explosive offense was suppressed all
game as the Bobcat defense forced three turnover-on-downs, three punts and one fumble.
However, the play of the night came early in the third quarter on the Mountaineers opening
drive out of halftime. After driving down the field, Appalachian State was looking to score and
start a possible comeback. Texas State defensive back Tory Spears, however, had different
plans. On a fourth down attempt, Spears jumped the pass for his first career interception and
took it all the way for a touchdown on a 95-yard pick-six.
Written by: Preethi Mangadu