Texas State at Idaho

Texas State defeats Idaho 37-21


MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Tyler Jones passed for two touchdowns and Robert Lowe ran for two as Texas State cruised past Idaho 37-21 on Saturday.

Trailing 23-14 in the third quarter, the Vandals failed to convert on fourth-and-5 from their 38. The Bobcats took advantage, twice converting on fourth down, including Tim Gay's 20-yard scoring run.

In the fourth quarter, Jones faked a keeper and found Terrence Franks alone for a 67-yard score and a comfortable 37-14 lead.

Texas State took a 23-14 lead as the first half ended when Isaiah Battle made a one-handed, 4-yard reception in the corner of the end zone.

Idaho's James Baker rushed for 114 yards and a TD. Taylor Davis, who started the year as the third-string QB, passed for two touchdowns.

Texas State (6-3) won its third consecutive game to become bowl-eligible. Idaho (1-8), dropping its fourth straight, joins Texas State next season in the Sun Belt.

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Scoring Summary
TXSTSMRobert Lowe 1 yd run (Jason Dann kick)
IDAHODeon Watson 20 yd pass from Taylor Davis (Austin Rehkow kick)
TXSTSMRobert Lowe 9 yd run (Jason Dann kick)
TXSTSMJason Dann 42 yd FG
IDAHOJames Baker 7 yd run (Austin Rehkow kick)
TXSTSMIsaiah Battle 4 yd pass from Tyler Jones (missed kick)
TXSTSMTim Gay 20 yd run (Jason Dann kick)
TXSTSMTerrence Franks 67 yd pass from Tyler Jones (Jason Dann kick)
IDAHORichard Montgomery 10 yd pass from Taylor Davis (Austin Rehkow kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1820
Third Down Efficiency5-149-17
Fourth Down Efficiency3-32-4
Plays-Net Yards62-33673-326
Passing Yds228181
Kick Return Yds3043
Punt Return Yds400
Time of Poss.31:4328:17
Individual Stats
TXSTSM: Robert Lowe 17-61, Tim Gay 2-23, Chris Nutall 7-21, Terrence Franks 3-7, Tyler Jones 8--1, Tyler Arndt 1--3
IDAHO: James Baker 24-114, Richard Montgomery 5-22, Taylor Davis 7-13, Kristoffer Olugbode 1-1, Dezmon Epps 1--5
TXSTSM: Tyler Jones 19-24-228-0
IDAHO: Taylor Davis 20-35-181-0
TXSTSM: Jafus Gaines 3-21, Brandon Smith 3-12, Terrence Franks 2-85, Bradley Miller 2-47, Andy Erickson 2-31, Benjamin Ijah 2-12, Robert Lowe 2-9, Isaiah Battle 2-5, Chris Nutall 1-6
IDAHO: Dezmon Epps 6-54, Deon Watson 3-37, Najee Lovett 2-11, Richard Montgomery 2-10, Kristoffer Olugbode 1-23, Justin Podrabsky 1-13, Kevin Shelton 1-13, James Baker 1-9, Michael LaGrone 1-6, Roman Runner 1-4, Clayton Homme 1-1
Texas State11th Sun Belt 0-82-10
Idaho3rd Sun Belt 6-29-4

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