Here is where you can find quarter-by-quarter updates of Texas State’s game against South Alabama.
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First Quarter: Texas State 7, South Alabama 0
Play of the Quarter: Texas State freshman quarterback Tyler Jones found tight end Ryan Carden open in the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown on the Bobcats’ opening drive of the game.
Player of the Quarter: Tyler Jones converted many key third downs with his legs, and tossed the game’s only touchdown thus far.
Rushing Comparison: Texas State 16-72, South Alabama 5-15
Texas State played well in all facets of the game in the opening quarter. The offense scored on its first drive and the defense kept South Alabama on its own side of the field.
Second Quarter: Texas State 14, South Alabama 3
Play of the Quarter: On third-and-8 from the USA 16, Jones hit Brandon Smith for the wide receiver’s first touchdown of the season to put the Bobcats up 14-0.
Player of the Quarter: The entire Bobcat defensive unit forced key stops on fourth and third downs throughout the quarter, holding the Jaguars to just 3 first-half points.
Quarterback Comparison: Texas State-Tyler Jones 7 of 9 for 81 yards and 2 touchdowns, South Alabama-Ross Metheny 12 of 20 for 114 yards.
The Bobcats out-gained the Jaguars 177 to 140 through two quarters of play. Texas State is 1 of 1 on fourth down, while USA is 0 of 1.
Third Quarter: Texas State 17, South Alabama 10
Play of the Quarter: Chris Nutall caught a screen pass that went for 12 yards, which help set up Texas State’s 35-yard field goal. The score was a response to a USA touchdown.
Player of the Quarter: Kicker Jason Dann nailed a 35-yard field goal that split the uprights on an important drive for the Bobcat offense that took 15 plays and lasted 7:45.
Time of Possession: Texas State 29:31, South Alabama 15:29
The Jaguars closed in on the Bobcats. This game will be decided in the fourth quarter with the team who has the ball last likely winning.
Fourth Quarter: Texas State 33, South Alabama 31
Play of the Quarter: This one is easy. The 41-yard game-winning field goal by Jason Dann, his fourth of the contest. It gave the Bobcats a 33-31 lead with four seconds left.
Player of the Quarter: Jason Dann had ice water in his veins as he nailed the game winner that sent the home crowd in a frenzy. He was successful on all four attempts from 35, 37, 43 and 41 yards out.
Third-down Conversions: Texas State 8 of 17, South Alabama 4 of 13.
Texas State got a huge 33-31 win in come-from-behind fashion with a 41-yard game-winning field goal from Dann. The Bobcats also tied their maximum offensive production for the season with 453 total yards.