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College Football: Tuesdays With Fran (10-2-12)

Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione wrapped up last Saturday’s game against Nevada and looked ahead to this Saturday’s clash with New Mexico during his weekly press conference inside the End Zone Complex.

On last Saturday — “We matched their physical play pretty well, which was important. We had some guys like Jason McLean and Justin Iwuji and Brian Lilly and Andy [Erickson] that really played well. We just have to make a few more plays and get a few more stops. Be a little more disciplined and little more focused on things to execute and do the things we need to do against a team like them.”

On going back to New Mexico — “It’s kind of special for me, obviously. I coached there for six years and still have lots of great memories and great friends there that we’re very close to and keep in contact with. We enjoyed our time there a great deal.”

On the Lobos — “They are doing a great job of running the football, draining the clock, keeping their defense off the field and giving themselves a chance to hang in there every game. They’ve gotten a couple wins and some confidence.”

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College Football: Post-Game Thoughts (Nevada Edition)

Hear what Texas State beat writer Tyler Mayforth and Nevada beat writer Chris Murray had to say following Saturday’s game.

The Wolf Pack handed the Bobcats a 34-21 loss. Nevada improved to 4-1, while Texas State fell to .500 (2-2).

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College Football: Halftime Update (Nevada Edition)

At halftime of this afternoon’s game, Texas State holds a 21-20 lead over Nevada.

Senior quarterback Shaun Rutherford is playing well again. Rutherford completed 13 of his 16 passes in the first half for 121 yards and two touchdowns. It could have been three scores, but sophomore wide receiver Ben Ijah tripped up on a Wolf Pack cornerback late in the second quarter and the ball sailed long. No penalty was called, but the field judge did pull out a flag and put it back in his pocket.

For Texas State to pull this one out, it needs to do better than it ever has in the second. So far this season, the Bobcats have been outscored 43-17 after halftime, including a 34-14 deficit in the third quarter.

Texas State will receive to begin the second half.

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College Football: Game Day (Nevada Edition)

This is Bobcat Stadium, site of this afternoon’s game (Texas State photo).


If Texas State wants to cry ‘wolf’ today, it’s perfectly acceptable, as the Nevada Wolf Pack are in town for an afternoon tilt. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. inside Bobcat Stadium.

The Bobcats will have their hands full with Nevada, as the team features the nation’s leading rusher in Stefphon Jefferson and its coach is the godfather of the Pistol offense.

Texas State counters with its own version of the Pistol, running a spread-option look. The Bobcats hope to get sophomore running back Terrence Franks going early and that senior running back Marcus Curry is fully healthy once again.

Check back in throughout the afternoon for updates.

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College Football: Linkage (Nevada Edition)

If weather permits, Texas State and Nevada will kick off Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. inside Bobcat Stadium.

To get you ready for the game, here are a few links of interest.

As of Friday night, Nevada is an 18-point favorite — which is down from the opening line of 22.

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Bobcat Mailbag: Nevada Edition

Texas State has quite the test Saturday afternoon when its hosts Nevada at 1 p.m.

The Wolf Pack have a dangerous offense, as they put up 44 points and 557.2 yards per game. Nevada is 3-1 and led by the No. 1 rusher in the nation, Stefphon Jefferson.

Got any questions as to what it will take to slow down Jefferson and the Wolf Pack? Feel free to ask them in the comment section below.


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College Football: Nevada Podcast

After a small break, we’re back with another Texas State Sports Podcast.

In this episode, Texas State beat writer Tyler Mayforth talks with Nevada beat writer Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal.

If you want to know what to look out for on Saturday, this is your place to find out.

Texas State Sports Podcast (Episode 3)

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College Football: Tuesdays With Fran (9-25-12)

Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione met with the media this afternoon to wrap up last week’s game with Stephen F. Austin and to look ahead to this week’s tilt against Nevada.

Here is a portion of what Franchione had to say.

On his team’s nine penalties for 101 yards against SFA — “We had some dumb penalties in the game. Six of them extended drives defensively and we need to cut back. Every time we extend a drive with a penalty, it seems like they score.”

On the growth of the offense — “We took some perimeter passing game shots that we weren’t good enough to do last year that we’re able to do this year. Sometimes last year, we would have just handed it off and tried to force it in there and they [senior running back Marcus Curry and sophomore running back Terrence Franks] would have got more carries, but a little tougher sledding. This year we’re able to take advantage of things with our offense when they overcrowd the box.”

On any quarterback controversy — “You can put it to rest. Shaun Rutherford is our starting quarterback.”

On Nevada — “This is a Top 25 team. There are now flaws in this offense.”

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