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Lunch with Coach Fran

Before Tyler Jones, sophomore quarterback, earned the starting quarterback job last year, he was benched in the third quarter against Louisiana-Monroe.

Jones is in the midst of a similar slide this year. He has averaged 126 passing yards and completing 58 percent of his passes in the past two games. The offense is in a funk, and the defense has been stretched to its physical limits to compensate.

Jones completed six of 15 passes in last year’s meeting against Louisiana-Monroe. He added two completions to Warhawks defenders, both resulting in touchdowns.

It was a wake-up call. Jones finished his freshman season with a four-game stretch that cemented his role as the signal caller for his sophomore campaign.

Bobcats look to revive record in Louisiana

The Bobcats allowed a rushing touchdown with 18 seconds left in their last meeting against Louisiana-Monroe, ultimately costing them the game.

Coach Dennis Franchione plans on using the next five practices to prepare for a team similar to the one the Bobcats faced last year.

“We played them in a close game that went down to the last 18 seconds of the game,” Franchione said. “It was kind of a heartbreaker, the way it unfolded in the last four or five minutes, but I don’t anticipate this game being a whole lot different.” 

Saturday’s matchup will be the third time this season the Bobcats have had 10 or more days to prepare between games

Rest can be an advantage, but Germod Williams, sophomore safety, feels longer breaks slow the team’s momentum.

Six players to look for

Rob Lowe, junior running back: Lowe missed one game with a knee injury, and he hasn’t been the same

Quick Five

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

Are Tyler Jones' last two performances concerning?

Quixem Ramirez: Yes. Jones averaged 268.3 passing yards and 7.9 yards per attempt during the team’s first four games of the season. These numbers have regressed to 126 passing yards and 5.9 yards per attempt, respectively, during his last two games, as he has struggled to stretch the field vertically.

From the Field to the Fans- Cajuns Too Hot To Handle

Host Odus Evbagharu and Sports Editor Quixem Ramirez dicuss the bobcats getting burned on nation television by the Ragin' Cajuns. The duo talk about what went wrong in the matchup and what Texas State has to look forward too for the rest of the Sun Belt season.

Notebook: Louisiana-Lafayette 34, Texas State 10

What the loss means: Now 3-3 on the season, the Texas State football team is in a season-defining position. The loss has put the Bobcats in a vulnerable position heading into the bulk of their conference schedule.

CAJUNS TOO HOT TO HANDLE

It took two plays for Louisiana-Lafayette to reassert its dominance over the Texas State football team. 

Louisiana-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire squeaked by the Bobcats secondary for a 62-yard receiving touchdown before the 18,509 fans in attendance could settle into their seats.  

The Ragin’ Cajuns were in the drivers seat in their 34-10 win, while the Bobcats idled in the passenger seat, unable to take control of the game.

“They took it to us pretty good,” Coach Dennis Franchione said. “We never really had much momentum and never sustained it. We didn’t make enough plays to get ourselves in the ball game.”

Following McGuire’s touchdown, the defense held Louisiana-Lafayette scoreless in its next four possessions.

Game updates: Football loses to Louisiana-Lafayette in nationally televised game

The Texas State football team fell to the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, 34-10, in the team's Tuesday night game. The Bobcats are now 0-2 on the series.

 

3rd quarter: The Texas State football team trails Louisiana-Lafayette 28-3 after three quarters.

Louisiana Lafayette sophomore running back Elijah McGuire's 14-yard run capped the Ragin' Cajuns 11 play, 70-yard drive in their first possesion of the quarter.

David Mims, junior cornerback, intercepted a pass from senior quarterback Terrance Broadway. It was the second interception of Mims' career.

Team to face conference champion in first Tuesday night game

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns exposed the Texas State football team in their meeting last year.

The final score, 48-24, was indicative of two teams that didn’t belong in the same tier.

“We didn’t know what we were getting into, and we got a rude awakening to how tough the conference is,” Coach Dennis Franchione said. “We didn’t physically hold up at all. Our guys will have to watch the film of last year’s game against Lafayette and they will be very embarrassed.”

A year removed from the loss, Franchione’s team is averaging 171.3 more yards per game than last season, the biggest improvement in Division I.

From the Field to the Fans-All Eyes on San Marcos

Host Odus Evbagharu and Sports Editor Quixem Ramirez prepare Bobcat fans for what could be the biggest game of the year for the Texas State football team. The duo preview the Tuesday night matchup against Louisiana- Lafayette and discuss spotlight players, by the numbers and Coach Dennis Franchione's letter to the fans.

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