Texas State University
A disappointing season ended in a disappointing Senior Day send-off as the Texas State Bobcats (4-8, 2-6) fell to the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (6-6, 4-4) by a score of 41-to-13. The only unanswered question to the season was would Texas State head coach Jake Spavital return for the final year of his five-year contract.
Spavital, clearly un-settled in the post-game press conference, tried to put a positive spin on the lopsided loss.
“I thought that it was kind of even in time of possession, third down conversions and any kind of yardage and everything else,” he said. “But what it came down to was we had some turnovers at some unique times.”
The Texas State Bobcats, a 19 ½ point underdog, soundly defeated the Appalachian State Mountaineers, 36-to-24, in a stunning upset. The Bobcats (3-3, 1-1 Sun Belt) scored on six of its ten drives and held App State (3-3, 1-2 Sun Belt) to a field goal in the first half.
The Bobcats put-up one rushing TD, two passing TDs, three field goals and an interception returned for a touchdown. Texas State played a clean game with only five penalties for 50 yards to App State’s 12 offenses for 105 yards. They also won the turnover war, giving up the ball once on an interception to and interception and a fumble by the Mountaineers. Texas State held App State to 6-of-15 third down attempts and 2-of-6 fourth downs.
Something was different about this Texas State football game.
The University President worked the crowd. The Athletic Directory appeared happily engaged. The fans were excited. And the Texas State Bobcats (2-2) decisively defeated the Houston Christian University Huskies (1-2) by a score of 34-to-0.
The top ranked University of Texas Longhorns (1-0) women’s tennis team dropped just 20 games in 8 matches to sweep the Texas State University Bobcats (0-2). The closest match was an unfinished doubles match that went 4-3. Texas claimed a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point. Texas swept the single matches in straight sets.
Texas State University head coach Jake Spavital could not have put it better, “Every game in the Sunbelt Conference takes two years off my life.” The Bobcats kept the EMTs with their defibrillators busy as Texas State (3-6, 2-3) defeated the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) Warhawks (4-5, 2-4), 27-19. But the score comes nowhere near telling the complete story.
The Texas State University Bobcats (2-6) defeated the University of Alabama Crimson Tide (5-3) in 4 sets in the opening match of the Bobcat Invitational. The Bobcats easily handled the Crimson Tide in the opening set, winning 25-16. Alabama fought back in the second, toping Texas State in a tightly found contest, 25-23. The Bobcats took the remaining sets 25-22 and 25-22.
The Texas State Bobcat (19-27) lost the game but won some respect, losing to the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns (36-11) by a score of 4-1. The Longhorn took both meetings this season. The Longhorns drew first blood in the second inning. Lead-off singles by JD Petrinksky and Murphy Stehly, followed by a sacrifice bunt by Eric Kennedy, put two runners in scoring position.
Saturday brough the final day of the 2021 Bobcat Track & Field Invitational hosted by the Texas State University. Greater than two dozen schools from across the nation traveled to San Marcos to participate in the three-day event.
Friday brough the first full day of the 2021 Bobcat Track & Field Invitational hosted by the Texas State University. The annual event compliments the Texas Relays, held at the University of Texas in Austin, providing athletes with a broader array of competitive options within a short 30-mile drive.
Spring soccer in Texas found the University of Texas Longhorns host their little sister from San Marcos, the Texas State University Bobcats. The Bobcats, the perennial underdog, was true to its reputation and fell to the Longhorns, 4-0. Four Texas players found the back of the net in what became a one-side victory.
Coastal Carolina totally out-played Texas State in nearly every aspect of the game: time of possession (37.5 minutes to 22.5), first downs (32 to 13) and total offense (572 yards to 318) in route to a 49 – 14 blowout victory. Coastal even cleared their benches, putting 65 players on the field to Texas State’s 51.
The Texas State Bobcats (2-9) snapped a seven-game losing streak with an exciting come-from-behind victory over the Arkansas State Red Wolves (3-6). The Bobcats scored the game winning touchdown with 34 seconds remaining on the clock by a score of 47-45. The win was the first in six years against the Red Wolves. “What a great college football game. And, boy, we still made things interesting,” said Texas State head coach Jake Spavital.
Texas State Losing Streak Extends to Six, November 7, 2020
Football is a game of inches. And despite their record, Texas State Bobcats (1-8 overall, 1-4 SBC) football is inching closer to gaining the respect of its student body, alumni and the Sun Belt Conference (SBC). This despite a lopsided 38-17 loss to the visiting Appalachia State Mountaineers, 38-17. <more>
Louisiana Lafayette Extends Streak Over Texas State, October 31, 2020
The Louisiana Rajin Cajuns (5-1, 3-1 SBC) defeated the Texas State Bobcats (1-7, 1-3 SBC) by a score of 44-34. The win was Louisiana’s fourth on the road this season and extended its all-time record over the Bobcats to 7-0. The score was not indicative of the competitive spirit displayed by the Bobcats, a team with 50 new players on its roster. <more>
Texas State Finish Strong at Betsy Rawls Invitational, October 11, 2020
Matilda Cederholm, a native of Lomma, Sweden, played a very strong final round, shooting a 71 (-1) and finishing the 54-hole tournament at 232 (+16). Teammate Halle Whitney, from Magnolia, Texas, birdied two of the first three holes and shot a respectable 78 (+6) in the final round. Her 54-hole total was 237 (+21) over. <more>
Epic Comeback Falls Short, September 12, 2020
Saturday’s matchup between Texas State University Bobcats and UT San Antonio Roadrunners was probably the most exciting Bobcat football since their 2008 come from behind 48-45 overtime victory to win the Southland Conference championship. Unfortunately, the Texas State (0-2) fell just short in clinching a win against UTSA (1-0), falling 51-48. <more>
Texas State Threaten SMU, September 5, 2020
The Texas State Bobcats played like a team we hadn’t seen for several years: a team with spirit and determination. The Bobcats went toe-to-toe with the SMU Mustangs, a 10-win team, and fought hard for the upset. SMU ultimately prevailed, 31-24. “Couldn’t be more-proud of the team in terms of how they fought,” said Texas State coach Jake Spavital. <more>
Area Sports Suspended to Abate COVID-19, March 12, 2020
Professional and collegiate sports ground to a halt as the nation attempts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is a summary of what is affected locally: American Hockey League (Texas Stars) – remainder of season cancelled. Circuit of the Americas – MotoGP postponed, IndyCar Classic <more>
UC Santa Barbara Bounces Texas State NCAA Tourney, December 5, 2019
The University California of Santa Barbara Gauchos (23-5) ended the Texas State University Bobcat’s (24-9) NCAA volleyball tournament hopes with decisive four set victory. Santa Barbara takes on Texas in the second round of the tourney on Friday. The Bobcats entered the match as slight underdog, <more>
SBC Championship: UT Arlington Surprises Appalachian State, November 21, 2019
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Mavericks surprised higher seed Appalachian State Mountaineers in a convincing four set victory in the first round of the Sunbelt Conference Volleyball Championship hosted by Texas State University. Both teams were highly competitive in the first three sets <more>
Arkansas State Upsets Louisiana in Sun Belt Championship, November 21, 2019
The bottom seeded Arkansas State Red Wolves upset the fifth seeded Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in the opening round of the Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Championship hosted by Texas State University. The Red Wolves came from behind to win 20-25, 21-25, 25-12, 25,20 and 15-7. Arkansas State controlled <more>
Troy Trounces Texas State, November 16, 2019
It was a sad send-off for the Texas State Bobcats (3-7, 2-4 in the Sun Belt) on Senior Day as they fell to Troy University Trojans (5-5, 3-3 in the Sun Belt) by a score of 63-27. “I want to thank these seniors. We have 22 of them, and they have been through a lot. There are a lot of ups and downs in that locker room, <more>
Texas A&M Rolls Over Texas State, August 29, 2019
The anticipated outcome was ominous as the Texas State Bobcats took on the #11 Texas A&M Aggies. The Texas State Sports Information Director declined to predict a score. At the same time reporters were pondering the Las Vegas odds on the Bobcats even scoring. These were the expectations as the teams <more>
Camaraderie in a Thunderstorm, May 7, 2019
Sports reporters are unlike any others. They are members of a small professional clique that love what they do, sometimes at great personal cost. This was in evidence in the weather-challenged re-match of the University of Texas Longhorns against the Texas State University Bobcats in men’s baseball. <more>
Texas meets Texas State in Exhibition, April 4, 2019
The University of Texas Longhorns and Texas State University Bobcats volleyball teams met for the third time in a year at Gregory Gym on the UT Campus. The last meeting was in the NCAA Regional Playoffs in November 2018. This match-up had less on the line as both teams were evaluating new <more>
Texas State Competes in Texas Relays, March 30, 2019
The Texas State University Track and Field team sent 24 athletes to the 92nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myer Stadium. The Squad place among the top ten finishers in five of the eleven events in which they competed. For the first time in recent memory, Texas State sent competitors <more>
History Made: Texas State Secures First NCAA Tournament Win, November 30, 2018
For the first time in school history the Texas State (27-6) women’s volleyball team advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bobcats defeated the Rice Owls (24-7) in a tense four-set match (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 27-25) that could have favored either team. The victory comes after <more>
Bobcats Close Disappointing Season, November 24, 2018
On Sunday the Texas State football team said goodbye to their coach of three years, Everett Withers. On Saturday they said goodbye to their Seniors. Neither was a good parting. The Bobcat (3-9, 1-7 Sun Belt) ended the season with a loss against the Arkansas State Red Wolves (8-4, 5-3 Sun Belt). <more>
Appalachian State Dominates Texas State, November 10, 2018
Sun Belt Conference leading Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-2, 5-1 Sun Belt) easily handled the Texas State Bobcats (3-7, 1-5 Sun Belt) winning 38-7. The Mountaineers were recently ranked No. 25 in the country, only the second time a Sun Belt Conference team had cracked that ceiling. The Mountaineers <more>
Texas State Secures Conference Volleyball Championship, October 28, 2018
The Texas State volleyball team secured at least a piece of the regular season Sunbelt Conference championship with their 17th consecutive victory. The win gave the Bobcats their third-longest win streak in program history. It is the second Sun Belt title for Texas State, which won the conference tournament in <more>
Texas State Falls Again, October 11, 2018
For the past two seasons the Texas State Bobcats and the Georgia Southern Eagles were the drains at the bottom of the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) football standings. Georgia Southern (5-1, 3-0 SBC) turned their program around under the leadership of second-year head coach Chad Lunsford. <more>
One-Dimensional Texas State overrun by Louisiana, October 6, 2018
The Ragin’ Cajuns from the University of Louisiana–Lafayette (2-3, 1-1 SBC) dominated the Texas State University Bobcats (1-4, 0-2 SBC) in route to a 42-27 victory. The game looked close was from a statistical standpoint. Louisiana edging out Texas State slightly in time of possession (32 to 28 minutes), <more>
Phenomenal Come from Behind Victory, October 2, 2018
Trailing two sets to zero the Texas State Volleyball Team won the next three sets to defeat UT Arlington (20-25, 22-25, 25-10, 25-21, 15-8). The Bobcats (14-5, 5-0) extended their win streak to nine matches and are undefeated in Sun Belt Conference play. The Mavericks (9-6, 3-2) maintained their hold on <more>
Mistakes Haunt Lady Bobcats, September 7, 2018
In their third ever match-up, the Texas State Bobcats (2-5-0) women’s soccer team could have beaten the No. 18 University of Texas Longhorns (5-0-1). Goalkeeping lapses on the part of the Bobcats turned potential victory into defeat. It was only the third meeting of the two schools, and only the second <more>
No. 6 Texas top Texas State in Volleyball Home Opener, September 6, 2018
No. 6 Texas swept Texas State in three sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-19) to open their home season on Thursday night at Gregory Gymnasium. The Bobcats (5-4) had their five-match win streak snapped, while the Longhorns improved to 4-1 on the year. The Longhorns lead the all-time series 41-9. <more>
UTSA Volleyball outlasts Abilene Christian, August 31, 2018
The UTSA Roadrunner Volleyball Team (4-1) overcame the Abilene Christian Wildcats (2-4) in a contest much closer than the score indicates. The score was tied 27 times in the first three sets before Abilene Christian lost steam and UTSA rolled to a 3-1 victory at the Creeds and Crests hosted by Texas State. <more>
James Madison Volleyball sweeps Incarnate Word, August 31, 2018
The James Madison University Dukes volleyball team (4-1) easily handled the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals (0-4) in the Creeds and Crests Classic hosted by Texas State University. The Dukes took the first two sets 25-15 and 25-21 with little contest. But both teams battled in the third set with the score <more>
Winless Bobcats top Undefeated Roadrunners, August 30, 2018
The Texas State Bobcat volleyball team (1-3) won their first match of the season against the previously undefeated University of Texas San Antonio Roadrunners (3-1). The match was the first in the newly renovated Strahan Arena and the ninth-largest crowd in school history. Texas State took the first set <more>
Texas State Women’s Track & Field take Sunbelt Triple Crown, May 13, 2018
The Texas State Women’s track and field team closed out a phenomenal season by winning the Sunbelt Conference Championship. The victory, added to earlier championships in cross-country and indoor track and field, gave Texas State the Triple Crown. “The Triple Crown is a huge <more>
Goodbye to Seniors, on to SBC Tourney, TxSt Volleyball, November 12, 2017
A good coach makes a difference to a team. A good, long-term coach makes the difference for a program. Karen Chisum is the difference to the Texas State Women’s Volley program. Coach Chisum is completing her 38th season as the head coach of the Texas State women’s volleyball program. In her reign, <more>
Paranormal Propels Bobcats, for a While, November 4, 2017
t might have been lingering Halloween spirits, or supernatural doppelgängers, but some paranormal presence infiltrated the bodies of the Texas State football team. On Saturday we saw a team that we had never seen before, for at least 30 minutes, as the Texas State Bobcats took on the evenly matched <more>
Texas State Volleyball Smashes Troy, September 24, 2017
The Texas State Women’s Volleyball team, coming off a disappointing performance against South Alabama on Friday, executed near-flawlessly against the Trojans of Troy on Sunday at Strahan Coliseum. The Bobcats dominated the match from the initial whistle, taking the first set 25-14. <more>
Texas State Football turns the Corner? September 16, 2017
Coaches with grudgingly admit it… there is such a thing as a good loss. Texas State head football coach Everett Withers would certainly agree. The Bobcats were coming off a devastating 37 – 3 lost to Colorado the previous Saturday. And the prognosticators anticipated a lopsided loss this Saturday’s against <more>
Texas State sends three to NCAAChampionship, May 30, 2017
Three individuals for the Texas State track and field teams qualified for the NCAA Division I Outdoor National Championships at the NCAA West Preliminaries meet held at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Advancing to the NCAA Division I Outdoor National Championships were Chelsie Decoud (high jump), <more>