Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione met with the media Tuesday afternoon to preview Saturday’s game against Utah State.
Last week, the Bobcats fell on the road to San Jose State by a score of 31-20. Texas State led at halftime, but faded in the second half.
The Aggies, however, put together another solid game in a 48-17 drubbing of UTSA. Utah State put up 522 yards of total offense against the Roadrunners, including 340 yards through the air by quarterback Chukie Keeton.
Here is a little of what Franchione had to say…
On Utah State: “They’re a really good football team. They have a chance to be a Top 25 team before the year is up.”
On Keeton: “He runs and throws. He’s a fast runner. He’s been an efficient passer. You have to play both, since he does both well. They’re protecting him and moving him around well. He’s a good dual-threat quarterback.”
On their defense: “They have carried them this season. Here, lately, they’ve scored quite a few the last three weeks … but what’s happened is the defense carried them while the offense got going. They’ve got a blueprint for a good defense. They’ve got good players with experience. I don’t see them having many injuries. They’re well-coached. Their plan is a little unique from what you see on a week-to-week basis.”