There is a big game on the horizon for the Texas State Bobcats.
On Saturday, Texas State travels to Lafayette, La. to battle the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in the Sun Belt Conference opener. This will be the Bobcats’ first trip to Louisiana since 2011, when they beat McNeese State in Dennis Franchione’s first year.
It’s going to take a team effort for Texas State to walk out of Cajun Field with a win, since just one team has been able to do so in the last three years (Arkansas State).
Here are our Three Bold Predictions about Saturday’s game.
1. QB Tyler Jones accounts for 350 total yards and two touchdowns
Reason — There won’t be a second-game slump here. Fans got a small glimpse of what Jones could bring to the table last week and the true freshman quarterback will offer more against Louisiana. Jones will throw for between 200-250 yards and run for 50-100 more, with a touchdown pass going to senior wide receiver Isaiah Battle and then Jones gets his first rushing touchdown later in the game.
2. RB Robert Lowe rushes for 125 yards and two touchdowns
Reason — No one has been able to slow down Lowe and that will continue another week. Lowe eclipses the 100-yard mark for the third consecutive game and finds the end zone twice, once on a run longer than 30 yards.
3. CB Craig Mager gets his first interception of the seaosn
Reason — Every week it seems as if Mager gets his fingertips on a pass, but can’t bring it down. That finally ends this week for the junior cornerback from Luling. Mager shows why teams shouldn’t throw his way in the Sun Belt.