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College Football: Tuesdays With Fran (11-6-12)

Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione met with the media this morning for another game-week press conference.

Franchione discussed last week’s 38-7 loss to Utah State and the upcoming game against Louisiana Tech. Here is a little bit of what Franchione had to say.

On the loss to the Aggies: “Some teams might have really let down in the second half Saturday, but we didn’t do that. To be honest, when we left the locker room, I didn’t know how they’d respond. I was really interested. ‘OK. What are we made out of?’ They went out and battled.”

On this week: “We wanted FBS football and we got it. Louisiana Tech comes to town and they are the real deal. Fantastic offensive team. They score a lot of points. I hope our fans turn out and want to see this kind of football. Hopefully we’ll play as well as we can and make it into a good, festive evening in our own stadium.”

On Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron, who hasn’t thrown an interception in 358 attempts: “He doesn’t ever put the ball in a vulnerable spot. That’s hard to do when you throw the ball that much. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone throw the ball 358 times and not throw an interception. Somewhere along the line, it bounces off someone’s hands and the other team catches it. It’s a credit to their scheme, their coaches, the quarterback, the receivers and the line protecting him.”

A bold prediction: “I’ll bet you we get one (an interception). Craig Mager or somebody. We seem to find a way to hang in there on those kind of odds. We’ve made some interceptions that have been from some darn good football plays, especially by Craig and Darryl [Morris].”

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College Football: Good, Bad, Ugly (Utah State Edition)

Texas State suffered a bad loss last Saturday to Utah State. The Bobcats fell to the Aggies by a score of 38-7 and dropped their second consecutive game.

Here is the good, the bad and the ugly from the loss.

The Good

• Youth is served: With sophomore linebacker David Mayo out for the season (knee cartilage), Texas State needed somebody to step up. Well, the Bobcats had two linebacker pick up their game against USU — true freshman Jerrid Jeter-Gilmon and junior Damion McMiller. Each had a takeaway in the second half, with Jeter-Gilmon hauling in an interception and McMiller forcing a fumble.

• Defense in the second half: After getting embarrassed in the first half, Texas State’s defense stepped up in the second. The Bobcats held the Aggies to three points and forced three turnovers (two interceptions, one fumble).

The Bad

• Let’s just skip right to…

The Ugly

• Texas State’s offense: Sure, Utah State had the nation’s sixth best defense, but the Bobcats made them look a lot better than they were. Texas State committed several ill-timed false starts that knocked itself out of position to be able to convert second and third downs. The Bobcats also never got their ground game going and both quarterbacks (Shaun Rutherford and Tyler Arndt) were ineffective in the passing game.

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Post-Game Video Blog (Utah State Edition)

Texas State beat writer Tyler Mayforth recaps the Bobcats’ 38-7 loss at Utah State.

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College Football: Game Day (Utah State Edition)

LOGAN, Utah — Above is Romney Stadium, site of this afternoon’s game between Texas State and Utah State.

The Bobcats won’t have an easy path to victory today, as they take on the 7-2 Aggies. Texas State is 3-4, coming off a 31-20 loss to San Jose State last week.

For the Bobcats to stand a chance, they need to play perfect football. Utah State won’t make many mistakes, so Texas State needs to keep neck-and-neck as well.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2:07 p.m. CST.

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College Football: How They Match Up (Utah State Edition)

Texas State Utah State
Total Offense 356.7 448.6
Rush Offense 163.6 178.1
Pass Offense 193.1 270.4
Total Defense 462.4 319.4
Scoring Defense 30.7 14.2
Sacks 6 32

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Texas State Sports Podcast (Episode 9)

Why not hit you with two episodes of the Texas State Sports Podcast this week?

In this portion, I am joined by Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. We chat about Utah State football, basketball and basketball in the Western Athletic Conference.

Check it out at the link below or find it in iTunes by searching ‘Texas State Sports.’

Texas State Sports Podcast (Episode 9)

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Texas State Sports Podcast (Episode 8)

Check out this week’s edition of the Texas State Sports Podcast, as Texas State beat writer Tyler Mayforth chats with Brett Hein of TheUpsetBlog.com about Utah State.

If you have iTunes, you can probably find it by searching ‘Texas State Sports’ in the iTunes Store.

If not, here is the link: Texas State Sports Podcast (Episode 8).

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College Football: Tuesdays with Fran (10-30-12)

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.”

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