Texas State football fans may or may not remember these years of transition into bowl-level football. But this senior class of football players appearing at Bobcat Stadium for the last time Saturday is stamped by the transition, has fully lived it, will always be able to say it kept the train moving forward, and might, after all, be able to say even more.
You wanted bowl-level football, and you’ve got it. Now that the Texas State Bobcats are bowl eligible, the next step is getting into a bowl.
By improving their record to 6-3, the Bobcats made themselves bowl eligible in just their second season of bowl-level football. Of course, being eligible isn’t the same as being invited. Considering that the Bobcats are new to the scene and two of their wins have come against lowly Idaho and winless Georgia State, they probably have more work to do.
Forgive Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson if he lets loose an “Eat ’em up!” now and then during the next five or six weeks. To the gist of something Benson said earlier this week, the league has a bit riding on the Texas State football team.
The Texas State football team will try to stay on the victory side of life Saturday evening against a South Alabama team that will not make it easy.
For most of Saturday evening, the Texas State defense kept the Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) offense out of the end zone. Unfortunately, the Texas State offense couldn’t keep the ULM defense out of the end zone.
From the national statistical rankings, and otherwise, no one is expecting a titan struggle Saturday evening, when the Texas State football team takes on Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) at Bobcat Stadium (6 p.m.).
During his meeting with reporters last week, Texas State football coach Dennis Franchione remembered how Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith tore the Bobcat apart as a freshman two years ago, adding that Smith was a “catalyst.” Maybe Franchione already had an idea.