Scores

Final

Texas State 38

(1-2, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Bobcat Stadium (TX), San Marcos, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TAR 6 6 9 728
TXST 3 10 15 1038

Top Performers

Passing: S. Rutherford (TXST) - 106 YDS

Rushing: T. Franks (TXST) - 12 CAR, 74 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: K. Doll (TXST) - 2 REC, 55 YDS

Texas St. 38, Tarleton St. 28

Associated Press

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Terrence Franks ran for three touchdowns and 74 yards to lead Texas State to a 38-28 victory over Tarleton State on Saturday night.

The Bobcats (1-2) led just 13-12 at halftime after a short touchdown dash by Franks and two field goals by Will Johnson, including one from 53 yards in the first quarter. Tarleton State's first-half tally came on four field goals by Jerry Owens.

In the second half, the Texans (0-3) scored on a team safety, a touchdown pass from Nick Stephens to Roddy Green and a scoring run by Evan Robertson. Stephens led the game in passing with 256 yards.

The Bobcats added a touchdown run by Franks with a two-point conversion and eventually went ahead for good when Tim Hawkins ran 54 yards for a score late in the third quarter.

Franks ran for another TD and Johnson added another field goal in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TAR
TXST
1st Downs1916
Total Yards301341
Passing256106
Rushing45235
Penalties7-458-91
3rd Down Conversions7-185-17
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Turnovers10
Possession26:5933:01

Passing Leaders

Tarleton StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stephens21/412566.210
Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rutherford11/221064.800

Rushing Leaders

Tarleton StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robertson9546.0122
Croak2126.009
Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Curry15755.0016
Franks12746.2331

Receiving Leaders

Tarleton StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Green712317.6144
Waits46516.3039
Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doll25527.5034
Garcia11313.0013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTARTXST
TARFG14:03Jerry Owens 44 Yd 30
FG09:23Will Johnson 53 Yd 33
TARFG06:57Jerry Owens 40 Yd 63
SECOND QUARTERTARTXST
TD13:52Terrence Franks 7 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 610
TARFG02:29Jerry Owens 38 Yd 910
FG00:21Will Johnson 42 Yd 913
TARFG00:00Jerry Owens 26 Yd 1213
THIRD QUARTERTARTXST
TARSF14:36- Team Tackled By In End Zone 1413
TD06:18Terrence Franks 2 Yd Run (Shaun Rutherford Pass To Cody Matthews For Two-Point Conversion) 1421
TARTD01:54Roddy Green 23 Yd Pass From Nick Stephens (Jerry Owens Kick) 2121
TD01:14Tim Hawkins 54 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 2128
FOURTH QUARTERTARTXST
FG14:07Will Johnson 37 Yd 2131
TD06:48Terrence Franks 31 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 2138
TARTD02:10Evan Robertson 2 Yd Run (Jerry Owens Kick) 2838