Scores

Final

Nicholls State 12

(1-4, 0-3 away)

Texas State 38

(3-2, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, October 1, 2011

Bobcat Stadium (TX), San Marcos, TX

1 2 3 4 T
NICH 6 0 0 612
TXST 10 14 14 038

Top Performers

Passing: S. Rutherford (TXST) - 109 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Franks (TXST) - 15 CAR, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Lewis (TXST) - 3 REC, 65 YDS, 1 TD

Texas St. 38, Nicholls 12

Associated Press

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Shaun Rutherford threw three touchdown passes and Terrence Franks rushed for 105 yards and a score as Texas State defeated Nicholls State 38-12 on Saturday night.

Rutherford, who was 8 of 12 for 109 yards with an interception, hit David Lewis, Marcus Curry and Isaiah Battle with TD passes as the Bobcats (3-2) built a 31-6 lead.

Nicholls State (1-4) was limited to 208 yards of offense. LaQuinton Caston rushed for 60 yards and a TD for the Colonels.

Michael Ebbitt had four of Texas State's seven sacks.

The Bobcats broke the game open in the second quarter. Curry's TD reception made the score 17-6, and Franks culminated Texas State's next possession with a 23-yard scoring run with 2:03 remaining before halftime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NICH
TXST
1st Downs1621
Total Yards208372
Passing105160
Rushing103212
Penalties9-5210-98
3rd Down Conversions5-164-9
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers25
Possession30:1529:45

Passing Leaders

Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hebert10/19944.901
Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rutherford8/121099.131

Rushing Leaders

Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Caston16603.8119
Washington11322.909
Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Franks151057.0123
Hawkins10555.5015

Receiving Leaders

Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scelfo34113.7022
Blair23618.0032
Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis36521.7127
Garcia22010.0011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNICHTXST
TD11:20David Lewis 13 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 07
TD02:58LaQuintin Caston 19 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 67
FG00:09Will Johnson 34 Yd 610
SECOND QUARTERNICHTXST
TD06:28Marcus Curry 20 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 617
TD02:03Terrence Franks 23 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 624
THIRD QUARTERNICHTXST
TD09:58Isaiah Battle 13 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 631
TD07:08Darryl Morris 37 Yd Interception Return (Will Johnson Kick) 638
FOURTH QUARTERNICHTXST
FG14:55Andrew Dolan 32 Yd 938
FG10:21Andrew Dolan 47 Yd 1238