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Football: UL-Texas State live scoring updates of Cajuns' 24-7 win + photo gallery

Kevin Foote, The Advertiser, Oct. 12, 2017

Click here for Advertiser game photo gallery.

FINAL SCORE: UL 24, Texas St. 7 

FOURTH QUARTER (UL 24, Texas St. 7, 10:03)

Well, UL's offense had one more drive in it after all, driving 83 yards on seven plays in 2:34 to grab a 17-point lead. Nunez completed all five passes on the drive, including an 8-yard pass to Barnes, who made a nice grab in the corner.

FOURTH QUARTER (UL 17, Texas St. 7, 12:37)

Apparently, the high-scoring games of the first few weeks are well behind us. The Cajuns' offense now has nine straight drives of nothing (other than a FG bc of a gift by the defense.) Cajuns have it at their own 17. It might be a good idea to move the ball some here.

THIRD QUARTER (UL 17, Texas St. 7, 0:05)

wow, defense steps up with a sack fumble to give offense the ball back at the Texas State 17. Unfortunately for Cajuns, the offense struggles again and Artigue hits a 27-yard FG with 5 seconds left in the third.

THIRD QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 7, 2:07)

Its amazing I'm saying this, but is it time for Jordan Davis to come in for a spark. The Cajuns have done basically nothing since the second drive of the game. Just punted again after one first downs. Bobcats get it at their own 26, only down by one TD now.

THIRD QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 7, 3:46)

UL's offense, though, stalls again and punts to the 11. Bobcats then travel the whole field and threaten to cut UL's lead in half. Bobcats get 1-yard TD run and now the visitors have cut it to 14-7. UL offense will need to pick it up again.

THIRD QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, 9:20)

Wow, what a job by the Cajuns' defense. Instead of allowing Texas State to get some momentum after its defensive stop, UL defense forces a minus-13 on three plays to get the ball back after punt at the UL 34. It's amazing the transformation this defense has made. No, it's not been perfect, giving up a lot of yards, but still tossing a shutout.

THIRD QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, 11:19)

Calais returns kickoff to the 36 and Cajuns convert a third down with a pass to tight end Chase Rogers. That's right, a completion to a tight end. Let's stop the game and hold a parade.

But then UL turns it over on downs at the Texas State 33 - not able to get two yards on two plays. Stuffed at the line.

HALFTIME STATISTICS

UL: RB Trey Ragas 12-57, 2 TDs; Andre Nunez 4-8-0, 92 yds.

TEXST: Willie Jones 8-54; Anthony Taylor 8-39; WR Elijah King 3-59 receiving.

Notes: Bobcats have 13 first downs and 223 total yards in first half but no points.

 

HALFTIME SCORE: UL 14, Texas State 0

 

SECOND QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, 0:54)

The Cajuns' hold of the game is starting to slip. Texas State drives from its own 11 and reaches the UL 21, thanks to impressive completions of 18 and 40 yards. Now the Bobcats are at the UL 7.

Wow, it looked like Bobcats were going to score, but three poor plays on first and goal at the 3 ended with a Tracy Walker interception at the goalline to preserve the shutout.

SECOND QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, 5:00)

UL offense finally gets another first down after two straight poor drives. Raynord Ford also catches his first drive. But after two first downs, Cajuns forced to punt at its 46.

SECOND QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, 9:27)

Texas  State rushes three times for 41 yards and then punts at fourth and two from the UL. Not sure why you don't go for it or fake a punt there. Then he punts into the end zone and picks up 18 yards.

SECOND QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, 11:45)

Cajuns have a second straight poor series. This one was a JaMarcus Bradley drop that helped stall it. UL punts 54 yards to the 14.

SECOND QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, 12:38)

Texas State faces a fourth and inches from the 30 and T.J. Posey is credited with stuffing the QB and forcing a turnover on downs. Once again, this defense doesn't even resemble the defense of the first three games. Wow.

SECOND QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, End 1st)

Nunez's overthrow seemed to result in a momentum shift. Bobcats have driven to the UL 49 as the first quarter endssy.

FIRST QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, 2:59)

Nunez has a poor series - overthrowing an open receiver and a misread on third down. UL punts to the Texas State 9.

FIRST QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, 5:12)

An intentional grounding call on Bobcats thwarted their second drive. Cajuns force a punt and gain possession at the 33.

FIRST QUARTER (UL 14, Texas St. 0, 7:48)

Ragas completes the six-play, 40-yard drive in 2:08 after recovering the fumble and the Cajuns lead 14-0 over Texas State. Early signs of yet another rout of Texas State. The Cajuns have absolutely owned the Bobcats since they joined the Sun Belt Conference.

 

FIRST QUARTER (UL 7, Texas St. 0, 9:56)

Texas State returns kickoff to the 31. Coverage teams need to do better than that, but that disaster. Let's see how defense plays. Well, didnt have to wait long. UL forces a fumble and recovers it at the Texas State 40.

FIRST QUARTER (UL 7, Texas St. 0, 10:28)

Nunez hits his first pass for 13 and then his second one for 50. Then Trey Ragas goes 6 and then 11 yards for a touchdown. Very impressive drive.

FIRST QUARTER (UL 0, Texas State 0, 11:50)

Cajuns win the toss and elect to defer. Texas State gets two first downs to reach the UL 46, but the Cajuns stiffen at that point and forces a punt. Touchback, UL gets ball at 20

 

TEXAS STATE AT UL PREGAME

7 p.m., at Cajun Field

Records: TxSt 1-5, 0-2; UL 2-3, 1-1.

TV: ESPNU.

Radio: 107.9 FM/1420 AM.

Series: UL lead 3-0.

Last Year: UL won 27-3 in San Marcos.

Notes: Cajun captains tonight are safeties Tracy Walker and Corey Turner, and offensive linemen Kevin Dotson and Robert Hunt.

   Carrying flags for the Cajuns on Thursday are Ashston Johnson (American), Jacques Boudreaux (Louisiana) and Blake Trahan (Acadiana).

   Cornerback Levarious Varnado carried the UL defense’s “takeaway hammer,” and receiver Keenan Barnes was the Cajuns’ “strongest link.”

More: Hudspeth on new No. 1 Cajuns QB: 'Cool as a cucumber'

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