Texas St. con­tin­ues to shine

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - College Football - STAFF REP ORT

Wil­lie Jones III threw for two touch­downs and ran for an­other to lead the Texas State Bob­cats to a 40-31 win against the Ge­or­gia State Pan­thers on Satur­day at Ge­or­gia State Sta­dium in At­lanta.

Texas State (3-6, 1-4 Sun Belt) won its first con­fer­ence game this sea­son. Ge­or­gia State drops to 2-7, 1-4.

Jones, mak­ing his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive start in place of the in­jured Tyler Vitt, com­pleted 21 of 26 passes for 325 yards and two touch­downs while run­ning 14 times for 62 yards and an­other score. Jeremiah Hay­del hauled in a 93-yard touch­down, with Javen Banks catch­ing the other scor­ing pass. Caleb Twyford ran for 73 yards and a touch­down on eight car-

ries, while An­thony D. Tay­lor and Kee­nen Brown also found the end zone rush­ing.

Vitt, a fresh­man from MacArthur High School, was con­sid­ered day-to-day with a shoul­der in­jury af­ter miss­ing last week’s win against New Mex­ico State.

Texas State hosts Ap­palachian State at 3 p.m. Satur­day in San Mar­cos.

Trin­ity 14, Austin Col

lege 0: In Sher­man, the Tigers (6-3, 5-2 South­ern Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion) recorded its sec­ond shutout of the sea­son and hold­ing the Kan­ga­roos (2-7, 2-5) to 245 yards of of­fense.

Pey­ton Tug­gle scored Trin­ity’s first touch­down on a 16-yard run in the sec­ond quar­ter, and Chris Stew­art found the end zone on a 14-yard pass from Wy­att Mes­sex in the third.

Trin­ity closes its sea­son with a home game against Berry at 1 p.m. Satur­day.

Texas Lutheran 63, Sul

Ross State 20: In Seguin, Austin Mathews ran for 225 yards and a school-record five touch­downs as the Bull­dogs (7-2, 6-2 Amer­i­can South­west) cruised.

Mathews car­ried the ball 40 times and eclipsed 200 yards rush­ing for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive game af­ter rack­ing up 213 last week in a win against Howard Payne.

Kyle Grona com­pleted 23 of 33 passes for 245 yards with two touch­downs and an in­ter­cep­tion as Texas Lutheran amassed 519 yards of to­tal of­fense — 255 pass­ing and 264 rush­ing.

Texas Lutheran closes its sea­son against South­west­ern Univer­sity at 1 p.m. Satur­day in Ge­orge­town.

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