Texas State ends season with 62-9 loss against Troy


Photo by Kirby Crumpler | Staff Photographer

Melea Polk

The Bobcats ended their 2017 football season after a 62-9 loss to the Troy Trojans Nov. 24 at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama.

Texas State closed out their season with a 2-10 season record for the second straight season under head coach Everett Withers.

The Trojans took an early 17-0 lead over the Bobcats before ending the first quarter.

The Bobcat defense was able to give the team some momentum after sophomore Jordan Mittie blocked a 37-yard field goal attempt by the Trojans.

The momentum seemed to move over to the offensive side of the ball when the Bobcats moved the ball to Troy’s 25-yard line. A penalty for holding and unsportsmanlike conduct placed the ball on Texas State’s 43-yard line and the Bobcats were forced to punt.

Before the end of the half, the Trojans added more points to the board scoring two touchdowns. The Bobcats went into the locker room down 41-0.

Graduate quarterback Damian Williams’ three-yard touchdown put the Bobcats on the board in the third quarter. After a 76-yard scoring drive, the extra point attempt by junior kicker James Sherman was blocked.

Troy responded with two touchdowns in the third quarter. The Trojans were up 55-6 going into the fourth.

The Bobcats answered with a 30-yard field goal by sophomore linebacker Gavin Graham. Troy added one more touchdown to the board, making the final score 62-9.

The Bobcats ended the game with 147 passing yards and 153 rushing yards. Troy finished with 487 passing yards and 154 rushing yards.

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