FULL RECAP: Bobcats outclassed by Seminoles in season opener
QUICK FIVE: Quixem Ramirez and Paul Livengood answer five-hitting questions about the season opener
NOTEBOOK: Paul Livengood breaks down Texas State’s 59-16 loss
PODCAST: From the Field to the Fans disccusses the season opener
STATS: Texas State vs. Florida State final box score
FINAL: Florida State 59, Texas State 16
Texas State’s loss to Florida State snapped its three-game winning streak in season opener. The Bobcats will play Prairie View A&M Sept. 12 at Bobcat Stadium for their next matchup.
Tyler Jones, junior quarterback, finished with 139 total yards and zero touchdowns.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 59, Texas State 16
2:18, fourth quarter: Only a matter of time before this game is over.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 56, Texas State 16
4:03, fourth quarter: Right back at you, says Florida State. The Seminoles, now led by backup quarterback Sean Maguire, quickly responded with a four play, 40-yard touchdown drive.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 49, Texas State 16
5:39, fourth quarter: Some late life for Texas State. Connor White, replacing Tyler Jones, led a methodical 15 play drive that lasted 5:25 minutes. White capped the 82-yard drive with his first touchdown of his collegiate career to Chris French, freshman tight end. James Sherman, junior kicker, missed the extra point.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 49, Texas State 10
11:04, fourth quarter: Everett Golson is just toying with the Bobcats right now. He had a clean pocket and was able to find Ja’Vonn Harrison, Seminoles sophomore wide receiver, streaking in between the cornerback and the safety. Harrison’s 55-yard touchdown is the longest of the game.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 42, Texas State 10
13:30, fourth quarter: As the game wears on, the Seminoles have been able to exert their talent advantage.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 42, Texas State 10
13:30, fourth quarter: Golson threw his third touchdown pass of the game to Jesus Wilson, who was left wide-open. With a 32-point deficit, it’s likely that we will see Franchione pull the starters soon.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: Florida State 35, Texas State 10
Nothing to see here. Florida State is just better.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 35, Texas State 10
4:11, third quarter: Another long drive ends in a touchdown. The Seminoles increased their lead to 25 points. This game is getting out of hand.
6:29, third quarter: Kermit Whitfield, Seminoles junior wide receiver, separated from Camyron Brown, freshman safety, and nearly caught a pass that would’ve put Florida State in the red zone again. Texas State dodged a bullet.
8:00, third quarter: Florida State caught a punt without fumbling, drawing sarcastic applause from the audience. Lumi Kaba’s 49-yard punt pinned the Seminoles at their own 10-yard line. Kaba is averaging 47.4 yards per punt tonight. He’s been key in giving Florida State long fields to score.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 28, Texas State 10
9:11, third quarter: Florida State is back. The team gained 69 yards on a 11-play drive that nearly lasted six minutes. Dalvin Cook added 28 yards on the drive. He’s barely been tackled to the ground tonight.
STATS: Box score from Texas State’s season opener against Florida State
HALFTIME: Florida State 21, Texas State 10
All things considered, Texas State is still in the game. Florida State wasn’t perfect and gifted the Bobcats with an opportunity to remain in striking distance.
1:15, second quarter: Dalvin Cook saves the day. On a 3rd-and-15, the sophomore running back picked up the first down on a well-timed draw play. The Bobcats might regret that play later, with a missed opportunity to get the ball back.
3:03, second quarter: Florida State nearly fumbled another Lumi Kaba punt. The ESPN brodcast called Kaba the “new legend of San Marcos.” Maybe that nickhame will stick.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 21, Texas State 10
5:44, second quarter: And Florida State comes rushing back. Jalen Ramsey, Seminoles junior defensive back, gave the team a short field and Dalvin Cook, Seminoles sophomore running back, almost finished the deal with a 36-yard run before David Mims, senior cornerback, brought him down.
The rest was a formality. Florida State punched the ball into the end zone for its third touchdown of the game.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 14, Texas State 10
9:06, second quarter: This is a game — for now. Florida State fumbled the punt and Donta Clanton, senior cornerback, recovered the ball at the Seminoles’ 30-yard line. Chris Nutall, senior running back, snuck behind the defense for a 25-yard reception.
On the next play, Nutall dragged a couple of defenders for Texas State’s first touchdown of the season.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 14, Texas State 3
11:30, first quarter: There’s the start of something. Lumi Kaba, junior kicker, ran for 11 yards to pick up the first down on 4th-and-4. From there, Tyler Jones faked the Seminoles defense for a 26-yard rush.
The Bobcats drove to the Seminoles’ 12-yard line, before the possession stalled out. Jones missed a pass to Brandon Smith, senior wide receiver, and Rob Lowe, junior running back. The team settled for a 26-yard field goal from James Sherman, freshman kicker.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: Florida State 14, Texas State 0
Well, that could’ve gone better. The Bobcats weren’t able to sustain anything offensively. The defense couldn’t tackle. On to the next quarter.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 14, Texas State 0
0:41, first quarter: Dalvin Cook, Seminoles sophomore running back, is good at football. He wasn’t touched on his 28-yard touchdown, his second of the game. He has 72 yards and eight carries in the first quarter. Texas State has barely touched him tonight, much less tackle him.
1:28, first quarter: Big sequence here. The Bobcats failed to capitalize on a short field as Tyler Jones, junior quarterback, threw it to Ramsey’s side of the field. Not the best decision. Ramsey nearly picked off the pass intended for Jafus Gaines, senior wide receiver.
3:07, first quarter: Texas State forces the Seminoles to punt after Jeff Banks, sophomore defensive end, deflected Everett Golson’s pass on third down. A short punt means the Bobcats will have possession in Florida State’s territory for the first time.
4:42, first quarter: Three plays and out for Texas State. Jones scrambled on third down and nearly picked up the first down. Coach Dennis Franchione elected to punt on 4th-and-1.
SCORE UPDATE: Florida State 7, Texas State 0
6:23, first quarter: Well, that was quick. Florida State drove 85 yards in 10 plays, while picking up six first downs on the first possession. Texas State couldn’t tackle Cook, who gained 37 yards on five carries. Cook’s one-yard run capped an efficient first drive for Florida State.
11:15, first quarter: Texas State picked up two first downs, before a 12-yard sack on first down torpeoded the possession and its rhytym. The Bobcats punted on 3rd-and-25 to end the possession.
8:05 p.m: After a 65-minute lightning delay, Texas State will begin its season against Florida State. Football is finally back.
6:55 p.m: Florida State began its 70-minute warmup clock, meaning the game will tentatively start at 8:05 p.m. if there are no further weather delays.
6:20 p.m: The lightning delay has been extended to 6:50 p.m. central. The game cannot begin until after the 70-minute warmup period.
6:10 p.m: Lightning in the area means the Texas State football teams’ season opener may be delayed. Updates to follow.