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College Football: Another second-half let down

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Second halves are the Bane to Texas State’s Batman. The Bobcats will eventually figure out how to defeat their arch nemesis, but until they do, they’ll continue to get punched in the mouth.

Texas State didn’t score after halftime in a 31-20 loss Saturday afternoon to San Jose State. It was the fourth time this season that the Bobcats went scoreless in both the third and fourth quarters.

In the second half against the Spartans, Texas State only put up 78 yards of total offense. Four of the Bobcats’ drives in the second half ended in punts and two met their demise when senior quarterback Shaun Rutherford tossed an interception.

San Jose State broke open the game with two touchdowns in the third quarter and controlled the clock throughout the second half (18:46 to 11:14 advantage in time of possession).

With the loss, Texas State fell to 3-4 and 1-1 in the Western Athletic Conference. The Spartans improved to 6-2 (2-1) and are now one win away from clinching a bowl berth.

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College Football: Halftime Update (San Jose State Edition)

Texas State got out to a solid start Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats led San Jose State by a score of 20-17 at halftime.

In the second quarter, Texas State distanced itself from the Spartans with 13 points. The Bobcats got a 58-yard touchdown run from senior quarterback Shaun Rutherford and two field goals from sophomore kicker Will Johnson.

The Bobcats get the ball to begin the second half.

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College Football: Game Day (San Jose State Edition)

SAN JOSE — Texas State looks to stay undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference when it takes on San Jose State this afternoon. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CST inside Spartan Stadium.

In their WAC opener, the Bobcats handled Idaho by a score of 38-7. Texas State never led the Vandals in the game as it rushed for 337 yards and four touchdowns.

Now, the Bobcats face a tougher challenge in the Spartans. SJSU is 5-2 and 1-1 in the WAC following last week’s drubbing of UTSA.

Texas State’s pass defense will be tested, as the Spartans like to air it out. SJSU quarterback David Fales is the second most-accurate passer in the nation behind West Virginia’s Geno Smith.

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College Football: How they stack up

SAN JOSE — Here is a breakdown of how Texas State and San Jose State match up in several key areas. The Bobcats and Spartans face off tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. CST inside Spartan Stadium.

Texas State San Jose State
Total Offense 365.7 ypg 422.7 ypg
Rush Offense 162.0 ypg 100.4 ypg
Pass Offense 203.7 ypg 321.9 ypg
Total Defense 444.3 ypg 349.0 ypg
Scoring Defense 30.7 ppg 22.9 ppg
Turnover Margin Plus-2 Plus-5


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Bobcat Mailbag: San Jose State Edition

Do you have a question about Saturday’s game between Texas State and San Jose State?

Be sure to ask it here, so we can answer it as soon as possible.

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Texas State Sports Podcast (Episode 7)

Get it while it’s hot! This is the seventh episode of the Texas State Sports Podcast.

In this episode, hear what senior linebacker Brian Lilly had to say about the upcoming slate and find out what it means for sophomore wide receiver Ben Ijah to go back to California. Also, listen to San Jose State beat writer Jimmy Durkin and his take on the Spartans.

Texas State Sports Podcast (Episode 7)

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College Football: This is Sparta!

San Jose State is pretty good.

The Spartans enter Saturday’s game against Texas State with a 5-2 record. Last Saturday, SJSU throttled Texas-San Antonio by a score of 52-24.

Here are where the Spartans rank in the NCAA in several categories:

  • Total offense — 46th
  • Completion percentage — 1st
  • Total defense — 35th
  • Passing defense — 40th
  • Rushing defense — 43rd
  • Fumbles recovered — t-4th

Kickoff between the Bobcats and SJSU is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. CST.

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