SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Robert Lowe rushed for a career-high 177 yards and a touchdown to lead Texas State over Georgia State 24-17 on Saturday night.
Chris Nutall added 90 yards and two touchdowns. His 3-yard touchdown with eight minutes left in the game gave the Bobcats a 17-10 lead.
Texas State (4-3, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference) finished with 301 yards rushing in its first victory as a new member of the Sun Belt. It was a determined effort as they ran 41 times compared to only 12 passes.
Ronnie Bell was 20 of 36 for 208 yards with one touchdown and an interception. He led a more balanced attack from the Panthers (0-7, 0-2) but paid the price when he threw a critical interception with four minutes left in the game.
Arizona State's talented defense has upper-echelon potential, especially along the line, but its high-risk style at times leaves it exposed.
Vanderbilt's bowl hopes likely require a fast start to the season, making the matchup against Georgia Tech cruical for Derek Mason's squad.
Penn State's James Franklin hopes that his offseason additions arrive with a more permanent feel for his staff and his program.
Fueled by the feel-good story of cancer survivor RB James Conner, the Panthers would love to pull off a feel-good win over in-state rival Penn State.
Wisconsin plans to use its speedy new weapon, four-star prospect A.J. Taylor, as a wide receiver when he arrives on campus this summer.
Travon McMillian will be a player Tennessee fans will want to keep an eye on when the Vols face Virginia Tech on Sept. 10.