Scores

Final

Texas State 38

(2-1, 1-1 away)

N Colorado 35

(0-2, 0-1 home)

3:35 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Nottingham Field, Greeley, CO

1 2 3 4 T
TXST 21 7 7 338
UNCO 14 7 14 035

Top Performers

Passing: B. Waggener (UNCO) - 392 YDS, 3 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: S. Zwinggi (TXST) - 16 CAR, 109 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Smith (UNCO) - 2 REC, 111 YDS, 1 TD

Texas St. 38, N. Colorado 35

Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. -- Andrew Ireland kicked a 29-yard field goal to give Texas State a late lead, and the defense recovered a fumble at the 1-yard line in the final seconds to seal a 38-35 win Saturday over Northern Colorado.

Northern Colorado (0-2) trailed 35-28 late in the third quarter after Alvin Canady's 5-yard touchdown run for Texas State with 20 seconds left. On the first play of the next possession, Bryan Waggener connected with Brandon Smith on a 75-yard TD pass. Michael York's kick was good to tie it 35-35.

After Ireland's kick with 2:11 left in the game, Northern Colorado marched down the field. On third and 10 at the Texas State 31-yard line, Waggener completed a 30-yard pass to Ryan Chesla to get to the 1-yard line. With 19 seconds left, Waggener fumbled on the next play, and Texas State (2-1) recovered to seal the win.

Waggener was 31-for-51 passing for 392 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.

Clint Toon completed 18 passes on 32 attempts for 227 yards, an interception and a touchdown in his first start at quarterback for Texas State.

Canady scored three touchdowns and had 84 all-purpose yards for Texas State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXST
UNCO
1st Downs2329
Total Yards407568
Passing227392
Rushing180176
Penalties8-809-65
3rd Down Conversions5-156-15
4th Down Conversions1-23-4
Turnovers25
Possession31:5128:09

Passing Leaders

Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Toon18/362276.311
Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Waggener31/513927.733

Rushing Leaders

Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Zwinggi161096.8132
Canady11343.128
Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith27839.0180
Woods11544.9110

Receiving Leaders

Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Luke47017.5020
Canady45012.5130
Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith211155.5175
Thompson88010.0113

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSTUNCO
TD14:46Brandon Smith 80 Yd Run (Michael York Kick) 07
TD09:50Alvin Canady 30 Yd Pass From Clint Toon (Andrew Ireland Kick) 77
TD07:23Alvin Canady 3 Yd Run (Andrew Ireland Kick) 147
TD07:15Joe Bell 26 Yd Interception Return (Andrew Ireland Kick) 217
TD03:16Cory Fauver 22 Yd Pass From Bryan Waggener (Michael York Kick) 2114
SECOND QUARTERTXSTUNCO
TD13:34David Woods 8 Yd Run (Michael York Kick) 2121
TD10:02Stan Zwinggi 11 Yd Run (Andrew Ireland Kick) 2821
THIRD QUARTERTXSTUNCO
TD03:45Alex Thompson 13 Yd Pass From Bryan Waggener (Michael York Kick) 2828
TD00:20Alvin Canady 5 Yd Run (Andrew Ireland Kick) 3528
TD00:01Brandon Smith 75 Yd Pass From Bryan Waggener (Michael York Kick) 3535
FOURTH QUARTERTXSTUNCO
FG02:11Andrew Ireland 29 Yd 3835