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College Football: Practice Report (September 24)

Sophomore offensive lineman Adrian Bellard works through blocking drills (Photo by Tyler Mayforth).

Texas State sophomore Adrian Bellard works through blocking drills (Photo by Tyler Mayforth).

There is a different energy surrounding the Texas State Bobcats this week.

Whether or not Tyler Jones getting first-team reps has anything to do with it, Texas State’s players bottled the emotion from last Saturday’s 33-7 setback to No. 25 Texas Tech as motivation going forward. On Saturday, the Bobcats will look to bounce back when they host 3-1 Wyoming.

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College Football: Goal-line trouble

Texas State sophomore running back Tim Gay tries to find room around the goal line.

Texas State sophomore running back Tim Gay tries to find room around the goal line.

First-and-goal from the 1-yard line.

Four chances to score.

It shouldn’t take much effort to punch the ball across the plane.

Best-case scenario: six points. Worst-case scenario: three points.

Then there was what happened to the Texas State Bobcats last Saturday in a 33-7 loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Texas State reached Texas Tech’s 1-yard line twice with four downs to score and came away with zero points each time.

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College Football: Game Day (Texas Tech Edition, Part 3)

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Welcome to Brady, Texas. This small town is a gem.

What stands between the Texas State Bobcats and their first 3-0 record since 1983? Just the 25th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders, who beat Texas State by a combined score of 108-20 the last two years.

For the third consecutive year, the Bobcats face the Red Raiders. This will be the second meeting in Lubbock, the site of a 50-10 loss by Texas State back in 2011.

Last week the Bobcats didn’t play, so they might be a little fresher than Texas Tech. Then again, energy is something the Red Raiders don’t lack under Kliff Kingsbury.

We’ll have a lot more throughout the day, so be sure to check back soon.

Update: Earlier reports of two Bobcat players (Justin Iwuji and Jordan Moore) not playing tonight were false. Iwuji and Moore are both with the team.

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College Football: Three Bold Predictions (Tech Edition)

Texas State defensive lineman Kamu Taulelei pressures Seth Doege in last year's loss.

Texas State defensive lineman Kamu Taulelei pressures Seth Doege in last year’s loss.

Gather ’round. It’s time for Three Bold Predictions about Saturday’s game.

This week the Texas State Bobcats travel to Lubbock to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders. A sold-out crowd is expected to pack Jones AT&T Stadium.

When these teams last met, Texas State did nothing right and lost 58-10 in front of the largest crowd to ever see a game inside Bobcat Stadium.

Will the Bobcats buck the trend? Can Texas State pull the upset?

It’s about time to find out.

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Get Informed: Tech Edition

Want to know more about Saturday’s game in Lubbock?

Want to know what some other media outlets are saying?

You’re in luck. This is a Tech-game centric edition of ‘Get Informed.’

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College Football: Matchups to Watch (Tech Edition)

Texas State RB Terrence Franks gets in the clear against Texas Tech in 2012.

Texas State RB Terrence Franks gets in the clear against Texas Tech in 2012.

Texas State has quite the task Saturday night in Lubbock.

It’s going to take a gargantuan effort for the Bobcats, as 27-point underdogs, to do what many feel is impossible and beat Texas Tech in front of a sold-out crowd inside Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas State lost the last two meetings by an average of 44 points — which includes a 58-10 loss last year — and the Red Raiders are ranked 25th in the nation according to the latest Associated Press Top 25.

Here are three matchups the Bobcats must win to have a chance.

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College Football: Photo Essay (Damion McMiller)

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Here is last week’s Photo Essay featuring Chris Nutall.

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Texas State Sports Podcast (Season 2, Episode 4)

Are you ready for Saturday’s game against Texas Tech?

If you answered with a ‘Yes,’ then you’re in the right spot.

If you answered with a ‘No,’ we need to check your pulse.

No matter how you answered, this week’s podcast with Zachary DiSchiano of RedRaiderSports.com will get you knowledgeable about the match-up and fill you in on what you should know about the Red Raiders.

Don’t forget: You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and have it delivered right to your computer or mobile device. We’ve had that feature for a while.

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College Football: Tuesdays With Fran (Tech Week)

Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione speaks at the 2013 Media Day.

Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione speaks at the 2013 Media Day.

During his Tuesday press conference, Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione shared a possible way to stop Texas Tech’s high-octane offense.

“Maybe I need to fake an injury on the sideline so they’ll stop the clock,” Franchione said with a laugh. “It can’t be the players.”

Then Franchione gave a real answer.

“One of the best ways to disrupt that offense is to make some plays,” Franchione said. “If you don’t cover well, they’re going to find the guy and if you don’t at least make the quarterback throw off his rhythm a little bit, you’re going to have problems there. It’s going to take a pretty complete defensive effort to be able to get some of those things done.”

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College Football: Practice Notes (9-15-2013)

Members of the Texas State offensive line prepare to battle in the trenches against Texas Tech.

Members of the Texas State offensive line prepare to battle Texas Tech last season.

Ready or not, here comes Texas Tech.

Well, Texas State travels to Lubbock on Saturday — but you get the idea.

This will be the third year in a row the Bobcats face the Red Raiders. Back in 2011, Texas State held a lead at halftime and threatened to break it open before turnovers destroyed any hope of a win. Last year Texas Tech made sure Texas State never stood a chance and put it on Dennis Franchione’s team from the onset. The Bobcats didn’t help themselves either in a 58-10 loss.

“That’s all the motivation you need, man,” Texas State junior cornerback Craig Mager said Sunday night. “They dropped more than 100 on us the past two times we played them. If you can’t be motivated for that, you shouldn’t be playing the game.”

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