With 24 seconds left in the game the scoreboard read 45-27.
The Texas State football team surrounded defensive coordinator John Thompson and gave him the celebratory Gatorade shower.
The Bobcats saved the best for last.
It was a season-defining performance for the team who secured bowl eligibility for the second consecutive season at the expense of Arkansas State.
While the Bobcats have six wins, Coach Dennis Franchione says history stresses the necessity of a seventh.
“They’re not naïve,” Franchione said. “They know where they’re at. They know where they want to be.”
While the Bobcats are content with bowl eligibility, Franchione said they want to be at a bowl game.