Probably, this isn’t the festive holiday season that Sun Belt Conference officials anticipated. The league succeeded this season at making seven of its eight football teams, including Texas State, bowl eligible. However, only two Sun Belt teams actually wound up with bowl invitations.
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.
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.