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South Alabama at Texas State

Texas St. ekes by S. Alabama in wild finish 33-31


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SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Jason Dann hit four field goals on Texas State's last five possessions to foil stubborn South Alabama 33-31 on Saturday night.

Dann hit from 41 with four seconds left to lift the Bobcats (5-3, 2-2 Sun Belt) to a nervy win as the teams combined for 47 points after halftime, with scores on six of the game's final seven drives.

Dann booted a 43-yarder just two minutes earlier for a 30-24 lead. That slim window was enough for South Alabama's (3-4, 1-2) Ross Metheny, who hooked up with Danny Woodson for a 43-yard TD and the lead, 31-30.

Texas State appeared stalled at fourth-and-24 at its 26 with 40 seconds left until Tyler Jones hit Ben Ijah for 51-yards, setting up Dann's game-winner. Jones rushed for 68 yards, passed for 218 with two TDS.

Metheny finished with 300 yards passing and three TDS, two to Woodson, who gained 118 yards.

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Scoring Summary
TXSTSMRyan Carden 10 yd pass from Tyler Jones (Jason Dann kick)
TXSTSMBrandon Smith 16 yd pass from Tyler Jones (Jason Dann kick)
SALAAleem Sunanon 20 yd FG
SALARoss Metheny 3 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
TXSTSMJason Dann 35 yd FG
SALAShavarez Smith 13 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Aleem Sunanon kick)
TXSTSMJason Dann 37 yd FG
TXSTSMJustin Iwuji 29 yd interception return (Jason Dann kick)
SALADanny Woodson 42 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Aleem Sunanon kick)
TXSTSMJason Dann 43 yd FG
SALADanny Woodson 43 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Aleem Sunanon kick)
TXSTSMJason Dann 41 yd FG
 
Team Stats
 SALATXSTSM
First Downs1822
Third Down Efficiency4-138-17
Fourth Down Efficiency1-22-2
Plays-Net Yards65-40979-452
Rushes-Yds22-10953-234
Passing Yds300218
Kick Return Yds1563
Punt Return Yds1830
Passes27-43-115-26-1
Punts5-2204-172
Fumbles-Lost2-10-0
Penalties-Yds2-1511-98
Time of Poss.22:3937:21
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
SALA: Cris Dinham 4-50, Ross Metheny 10-40, Jay Jones 5-15, T.J. Glover 1-3, Kendall Houston 2-1
TXSTSM: Robert Lowe 15-89, Chris Nutall 12-76, Tyler Jones 23-68, Tim Gay 1-2, Terrence Franks 1-0, Isaiah Battle 1--1
PASSING
SALA: Ross Metheny 27-43-300-1
TXSTSM: Tyler Jones 15-25-218-1, Team 0-1-0-0
RECEIVING
SALA: Wes Saxton 10-89, Danny Woodson 5-118, Jereme Jones 4-50, Shavarez Smith 3-41, Jay Jones 3-6, Bryant Lavender 2-7, Cris Dinham 0--5, Ross Metheny 0--6
TXSTSM: Brandon Smith 4-39, Isaiah Battle 3-62, Bradley Miller 2-24, Robert Lowe 2-14, Benjamin Ijah 1-51, Chris Nutall 1-12, Ryan Carden 1-10, Jafus Gaines 1-6
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
South Alabama4th Sun Belt 5-36-6
Texas State4th Sun Belt 5-37-5

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