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College Basketball: Bobcats split with Bearkats

Well, Texas State sports fans, it looks like the men’s basketball team dug itself a bit of a hole.

After losing to Sam Houston State on Wednesday night by the score of 71-68, the Bobcats fell to 1-3 in Southland Conference play. If the SLC Tournament began tomorrow, Doug Davalos‘ bunch would miss a trip to Katy as it would sit in ninth place.

Texas State needs to start making up some ground and it begins Saturday afternoon against UTSA. The Roadrunners are 4-1 in conference play, fresh off an 80-62 win over Northwestern State.

On the women’s side, things are looking up for the Bobcats. After a sluggish first half, Texas State used an 18-0 run to put some space in between itself and the Bearkats, en route to a 66-53 win. The Bobcats received a great performance by sophomore forward Ashley Ezeh, as she scored 18 points to go along with a career-high 14 rebounds.

Texas State’s women travel to UTSA on Saturday for a 2 p.m. tip-off.

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College Basketball: Huge week for the Bobcat men

Texas State sports fans, welcome to rivalry week.

In the next four days, the Bobcat basketball teams will play Sam Houston State and UTSA. Texas State’s women host the Bearkats tonight (Wednesday), then travel to San Antonio on Saturday, while the men do the opposite.

For the men’s team, this is an incredibly important week. Texas State will find out if it’s a contender or pretender.

If the Bobcats win both games, not only will they claim their first true road win, they’ll knock off a pair of strong teams in the conference. Even though it’s a down year, Sam Houston State is still dangerous and the Roadrunners were picked to win the conference in the preseason.

If Texas State splits, it will be much ado about nothing — unless Doug Davalos’ bunch beats the Bearkats on the road. Even then, the Bobcats would have failed to protect home court, where they are 7-1 in 2011-12.

Now if Texas State drops both games to fall to 1-4 in conference play, it’s time to think about baseball season.

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College Football: How Mayforth Voted (Week 13)

Meant to go back in and edit my ballot for this week, but once I clicked submit, there was no turning back. Wanted to flip Northern Iowa and North Dakota State, but other than that, I was pleased with it.

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College Football: Post-Game Thoughts (Sam Houston State Edition)

Texas State played its sixth — and final — ‘What If?’ game of the 2011 season Saturday afternoon.

In the season opener against Texas Tech (a 50-10 loss), the Bobcats had to think “What if junior quarterback Shaun Rutherford didn’t fumble inside the 20-yard line?”

Then the following week against Wyoming (a 45-10 loss), Texas State pondered, “What if we just stayed home instead of not showing up in Laramie?”

The Bobcats rested their weary minds during a five-game win streak, but resumed picking their brains following consecutive losses to Southeastern Louisiana (38-28) and Northwestern State (23-10).

A victory over Prairie View A&M allowed a short respite, then two more losses to Central Arkansas (23-22) and now Sam Houston State crushed Texas State’s spirits.

In each loss, the Bobcats had a chance and Saturday’s 36-14 defeat at the hands of the Bearkats wasn’t any different. Texas State fell behind early (17-0), closed Sam Houston State’s lead to three points (17-14), but couldn’t swing the momentum any further after three second-half miscues (two fumbles, one blocked field goal).

Some felt the 48-yard field goal shouldn’t have been attempted, especially with the Bobcats driving into the wind, trailing by 12. One play earlier, Texas State chose to run a draw on third-and-11, facing eight men in the box despite spreading the field.

It wasn’t the redirected kick that killed the Bobcats, rather a fumble by sophomore quarterback Tyler Arndt following a heads-up interception by sophomore defensive tackle Jamie Clavell-Head. Once Arndt put the ball on the ground, any hope Texas State had to come back evaporated two plays later when Sam Houston State sophomore running back Tim Flanders punched in a 2-yard run.


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College Football: It’s Game Day (Sam Houston State Edition)

That is Bobcat Stadium, where Texas State is 4-1 in 2011

Texas State wraps up its season this afternoon with its biggest test since Texas Tech. The Bobcats host second-ranked Sam Houston State inside Bobcat Stadium, when Dennis Franchione’s team is 4-1 in 2011.

The Bearkats present a tough task for Texas State because they are sound on both sides of the ball. Sam Houston State features sophomore running back Tim Flanders (1,066 rushing yards, 18 touchdowns) and the top-ranked scoring and rush defense in the nation.

With a win, the Bobcats would improve to 7-5 and ruin the Bearkats’ perfect season. A loss would give Texas State four losses in its final five games.

Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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College Football: How one senior feels

Here is what Texas State senior right guard D.J. Hall told me this week leading up to his final game with the Bobcats.

“This is my last week wearing this uniform. It leaves a hollow space in my heart.”


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Bobcat Live Chat (1 p.m.) — Completed

Welcome to the Bobcat Live Chat.

Join us as we touch on the upcoming match-up between Texas State and Sam Houston State, as well as any odds and ends chatters would enjoy to talk about. The Bobcats and Bearkats kick off Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. inside Bobcat Stadium.

With a win, Texas State would finish the season with a winning record at 7-5. A loss would leave the Bobcats thinking ‘What if,’ as they would have lost four out of their final five games.

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How About A Bobcat Live Chat?

Got a question from TheRevSWT in a recent thread asking me if I was going to hold a Bobcat Live Chat this week. I say, ‘Why not?’

We’ll hold it tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. on this here blog.

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College Football: How Mayforth Voted in the FCS Top 25 (Week 12)

There is a new sheriff in town and his name is Sam Houston State. After North Dakota State lost to Youngstown State, the Bearkats moved into the No. 1 spot in my ballot, with Montana State taking Sam Houston State’s old spot at No. 2.

Central Arkansas was the big mover, climbing four places to No. 13 after claiming its seventh consecutive win last Saturday. The Bears beat Texas State, 23-22.

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College Football: Another tough loss for the Bobcats

Despite allowing 556 yards of total offense (457 through the air) and losing a 13-0 lead, Texas State was in prime position to win Saturday’s game at Central Arkansas. All the Bobcats had to do was stop the Bears, namely senior quarterback Nathan Dick.

Well, that was easier said than done.

Dick, who already torched Texas State for 392 yards in the first 56 minutes of the game, shredded Texas State for 65 more on a decisive final drive. He completed two passes for first downs, including a 16-yard rope on fourth-and-8 to put his team in business at the Bobcats‘ 11-yard line with less than two minutes to play. Four snaps later, UCA cut Texas State’s heart out with a 19-yard field goal by senior kicker Eddie Camara to give the host its final lead, 23-22.

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