|Date of game: 10/4/2014
Recap: Texas State vs. Idaho
San Marcos, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Terrence Franks rushed for a career-high 284 yards and three touchdowns as the Texas State Bobcats defeated the Idaho Vandals, 35-30, in a Sun Belt conference battle at Bobcat Stadium.
Franks carried the ball just 15 times, while Tyler Jones threw for 76 yards and one touchdown for the Bobcats (3-2, 1-0 Sun Belt). Jones also recorded 58 yards on the ground and one touchdown.
As for the Vandals (0-5, 0-3), Matt Linehan threw for 347 yards and two interceptions in the loss. Elijhaa Penny contributed 41 yards rushing and two touchdowns and Aaron Duckworth added 63 yards on the ground and one score.
Austin Rehkow kicked a 29-yard field goal to give the Vandals a 3-0 lead with 10:17 left to play in the first quarter.
Franks countered for the hosts when he reached the end zone from 70 yards out to give the Bobcats a 7-3 lead. Franks extended the Texas State lead to 14-3 with a 95-yard touchdown run with just over 14 minutes to play in the second quarter. With 46 seconds to play in the second quarter, Jones connected on a one-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Miller to extend the lead to 21-3.
Richard Montgomery ran in from five yards out to cut the lead to 21-10 in the third quarter and with 35 seconds to play in the period, Penny scored a touchdown on a six-yard run. However, the two-point conversion failed and Idaho was left with a five-point deficit heading into the fourth.
On the third play of the ensuing drive, Franks took off running once again, this time for another 70-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 28-16.
The Vandals answered right back, when Aaron Duckworth ran in from seven yards out to cap a six-play 75-yard drive.
Jones responded for Texas State with a 27-yard touchdown run with 9:25 left to play in the game to give the Bobcats a sizeable 35-23 advantage.
With three minutes left in regulation, Penny cut the lead to 35-30 when he ran in for a one-yard touchdown, but that was as close as the visitors would get.
Idaho rattled off a staggering 105 plays, leading to 523 yards of total offense, while Texas State had a mere 58 snaps that produced 466 yards and the win.Game Notes