Texas State redshirt freshman quarterback Jordan Moore runs the option during a recent practice as Jeff Conway helps him through.
Instead of a practice report, how about we break down Friday’s Play of the Day.
Near the end of Texas State’s first practice in full pads, the first-string offense (with redshirt freshman quarterback Jordan Moore under center) lined up against the first-string defense. That meant sophomore wide receiver Brandon Smith went head-to-head with junior cornerback Craig Mager.
With the start of the 2012 Texas State football season 51 days away, it’s about time for game times to be released. Well, the Bobcats recently put out all but three of their game times for the upcoming season.
You can take a look at the schedule at Texas State’s web site by clicking here.
One of the games that sticks out the most is the Bobcats’ Nov. 24 tilt at Texas-San Antonio. It’s a bit curious as to why kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m., when a prime-time slot would be a blessing for both programs. Television coverage might not be the best either, as the game will be shown on the Longhorn Network.
Texas State opens the 2012 season Sept. 1 at the University of Houston.
Paul Goldschmidt is in his second season with the Arizona Diamondbacks (SMDR Photo).
Add another home run to former Texas State slugger Paul Goldschmidt‘s total in the major leagues.
In the first inning of Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Goldschmidt went yard on a 3-2 pitch off Randy Wolf. According to Hit Tracker Online, Goldschmidt’s third home run of the season traveled 471 feet, second in the league this season to Travis Hafner‘s 481-foot bomb on April 15.
Goldschmidt now has three home runs to go along with 17 runs batted in.
Texas State sports fans better hope the university has a horseshoe or an entire rabbit hidden somewhere. The Bobcats are going to need it pretty soon.
As of next week, Texas-San Antonio, Louisiana Tech, San Jose State and Utah State will be leaving the Western Athletic Conference. The Roadrunnersand Bulldogs will head to Conference-USA, while SJSU and USU will join the Mountain West Conference.
So where does that leave Texas State? In short, not in a good place.
With those four schools leaving the WAC, the conference is down to three schools (Idaho, New Mexico State and Texas State) — and it’s impossible for the WAC to survive on four schools.
Like it was stated before, don’t be surprised if the Bobcats reach out to a familiar face in Karl Benson, the current commissioner of the WAC. Benson is now the commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference and would probably throw Texas State a lifeline if need be.
We’ll try to get in contact with Texas State athletic director Dr. Larry Teis at some point today (Saturday) to discuss this matter further.
In the fifth inning of this afternoon’s game against Southeastern Louisiana, Texas State junior catcher Andrew Stumph tumbled head-first into a brick wall behind home plate while chasing a foul ball. Tense moments followed as medical personnel transported Stumph from the field, to a hospital, in an ambulance.
Stumph wasn’t seriously injured, as the school’s Twitter feed reported he suffered a sprained neck as well as two sprained wrists. It had the potential to be a lot worse for the junior catcher, who earned a spot on the Johnny Bench Award Watch List (nation’s top catcher) before the season.
Senior first baseman Casey Kalenkosky caught the rest of Saturday’s game for the Bobcats.
Texas State didn’t fare well in the game, as it lost by seven runs (8-1). It was the second consecutive lopsided loss for the Bobcats, who fell 10-1 on Friday.