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Video: Dennis Franchione interview

Odus Evbagharu interviews coach Dennis Franchione about the Texas State football team's victory over Arkansas State and the Bobcats' upcoming game against 1-10 Georgia State.

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Women's basketball defeats Lamar at home

Coach Zenarae Antoine could only watch as the Texas State women's basketball teams' 22 point lead was shaved to 10 points.

“I wasn’t ever worried," Antoine said. "I always had a calm about me. But yes, I did make substitutions because I wanted to make sure we were able to finish out the game.”

Texas State held on to the lead to defeat the Lamar Cardinals, 79-72. The win snapped the Bobcats' two-game losing streak. 

Erin Peoples, junior guard, played a key role in building the double-digit lead by finishing the game with a team-high 21 points on 13 field goal attempts.

“I don’t think I played any harder tonight,” Peoples said. “I just feel like I executed better."

Notebook: Texas State 79, Lamar 72

Notebook from the Texas State women's basketball teams' 79-72 win against the Lamar Cardinals.

WHAT THE WIN MEANS

The team is back on the right track. Texas State dropped two consecutive games by a combined nine points. The win elevates the team to the .500 mark prior to a road stretch against Oklahoma State and UTSA. Coach Zenarae Antoine said the team has been "battle tested" prior to a road-heavy slate, in which Texas State has one home game compared to five road games. 

TURNING POINT

Press conference recap: Franchione discusses Arkansas State, Georgia State, bowl eligibility

After defeating what coach Dennis Franchione believes to be one of the marquee teams in the Sun Belt Conference, the Bobcats earned bowl eligibility.

“What a good win for our football team last Thursday," Franchione said. "Probably our most complete game of the year.”

At his Tuesday press conference Franchione discussed the win against Arkansas State, Georgia State and bowl eligibility.

On Arkansas State: “We played well in all aspects of the game. Certainly, Rob Lowe had a good game and you have to give credit to our offensive line for how well they played. Our defense continues to improve and the balance in our offense was good. So all around, it was a good win.”

Quick Five

Quick Five is a University Star segment in which Sports Editor Quixem Ramirez and Paul Livengood tackle five quick-hitting questions regarding the Texas State football team.

What was the turning point in the Bobcats’ win against Arkansas State? 

Rob Lowe named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week

Rob Lowe, junior running back, carried the ball for a career-high 236 yards in the Texas State football team's 45-27 victory against the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

Lowe was named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week, as Texas State secured bowl eligibility for the second consecutive year. Lowe accounted for 42.8 percent of the Bobcats' total yards, along with four touchdowns. 

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Volleyball clinches second seed with road win

With the Sun Belt Conference tournament looming, it would’ve been easy for the Texas State volleyball team to look past the Georgia Southern Eagles. 

Instead, the Bobcats defeated the Eagles in three sets. Texas State secured the second seed in the tournament, which allows the Bobcats to avoid the first-seeded Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans until the championship game. The Bobcats finished the regular season with 20-12 overall record and a 15-5 conference record. 

Men's basketball loses to UTSA on road

The Texas State men’s basketball team earned their first loss of the season after falling to UTSA, 80-67.

The Bobcats shot 41 percent from the field, while the Roadrunners converted on 51 percent of their shots. Emani Gant, senior forward, and D.J. Brown, senior guard, combined for 29 points, eight assists and five steals. 

Texas State will play Howard Payne Nov. 30 at Strahan Coliseum. 

Follow Mariah Medina on Twitter @Mariahmedinaaa.

Women's basketball drops second consecutive game

The Texas State women’s basketball team took their second loss of the season against Houston Baptist, 61-56.

Texas State gained a 10 point lead during the middle of the first half after a layup by Meghan Braeuer, senior guard. Houston Baptist regained the lead with a 10-2 run in the last three minutes.

Braeuer missed 11 of 15 shots, following her career-high 24 point performance against Texas Tech.

From the Field to the Fans: Bowl Eligible Baby

Host Odus Evbagharu joins sports editor Quixem Ramirez and sports director Warren Schorr to discuss the Texas State football team's signature win over Sun Belt Conference powerhouse Arkansas State. With the win the Bobcats are bowl eligible for the second straight season, and the possibility of getting a bowl invitation is more present than ever.

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