Here is where you can find quarter-by-quarter updates of Texas State’s game against Georgia State.
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First Quarter: Texas State 7, Georgia State 7
Play of the Quarter: Chris Nutall tied the game up 7-7 when he scored on a 34-yard touchdown. He bowled over two Georgia State defenders en route to the end zone.
Player of the Quarter: Freshman quarterback Tyler Jones kept his composure after punts on Texas State’s first two possessions, leading the Bobcats on a four-play 49-yard touchdown drive. He converted a key third down with six-yard rush that set up Nutall’s touchdown run one play later.
QB Comparison: Texas State-Tyler Jones 1-of-2 for 7 yards, Georgia State-Ronnie Bell 3-of-7 for 24.
Texas State started the quarter slow, but came on strong. After scoring the game-tying touchdown, the Bobcat defense sacked Panthers quarterback Ronnie Bell to end the period.
Second Quarter: Texas State 10, Georgia State 7
Play of the Quarter: Robert Lowe’s 59-yard scamper down the Georgia State sideline set up the go-ahead field goal for the Bobcats. He nearly got in for a touchdown, but Texas State settled for a field goal.
Player of the Quarter: Lowe kept the Panthers on their toes, finishing the quarter with 98 yards, with 59 of them coming on one run. His big dash set up a Bobcat field goal.
Ground Game Comparison: Texas State-18 for 151, Georgia State 19 for 80.
Texas State might have had an additional score if it wasn’t for an errant halfback pass from Tim Gay that was intercepted in the end zone by Kail Singleton. The Bobcats still managed to take a lead into the locker room, however.
Third Quarter: Texas State 10, Georgia State 7
Play of the Quarter: On third-and-9 at its own nine, Tyler Jones passed stepped into a pass to Ben Ijah to give Texas State a first down and some breathing room to play the field position battle.
Player of the Quarter: Robert Lowe eclipsed his career high in rushing yards in the third period with 156.
Texas State’s defense kept it in the game as the offense continued to sputter. Looks like it will be a fourth-quarter decision.
Time of Possession: Texas State 21:38, Georgia State 23:22
Fourth Quarter: Texas State 24, Georgia State 17
Play of the Quarter: Chris Nutall made the juke of the year in the backfield before busting up the middle and over the Georgia State defense for 35 yards. He capped off the drive with a 3-yard touchdown to put the Bobcats up 17-10.
Player of the Quarter: Just call him the closer, because Robert Lowe went Mariano Rivera on Georgia State with a late 1-yard touchdown run to help seal the win. Texas State kept the ball in his hands down the stretch.
Total Yards: Texas State 343, Georgia State 368
It was all about the running backs tonight as Texas State rushed for a season high 296 yards. Robert Lowe led the way with 177, Chris Nutall finished just shy of the century mark with 95 and two touchdowns and Tyler Jones added 38 more.