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Texas State Football Ushers in New Era

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT
At Texas State, it takes 33 credit hours to earn a Bachelor of Arts in History. But this Fall, the Bobcats are on an accelerated degree plan.

In the first two weeks of the semester, Texas State students will have enough first-person accounts to write a dissertation on history.

"We were probably picked to finish 124th out of 124 teams at this level," says Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione.

Last Saturday, in their first game as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision, college football's highest level, the Bobcats upset Houston on its home field despite being 36 point underdogs.

"Everybody on campus got a whole lot of love from a lot of people on Facebook and Twitter and all around campus," says Bobcats tight end Chase Harper.

This weekend, the Bobcats are out to prove that Batman is not the only one capable of producing a blockbuster sequel in 2012. Texas State hosts Texas Tech Saturday, as a Big 12 team visits San Marcos for the first time in history. And you don't need Bruce Wayne or Alfred to figure out that this is a pretty big deal on campus.

"The University is excited, the community is excited, the alumni base is excited, the student body is fired up," says Dr. Larry Teis, Texas State Director of Athletics.

But Saturday's pomp and circumstance is not all about the opponent. The newly renovated Bobcat Stadium, now with a seating capacity of 30,000, will host its first game Saturday.

"You look at this (the stadium) after what it was just a few years ago," says Dr. Teis. "Our kids come out here every day and they're reminded that this now has an FBS feel."

"I told the players that you get a chance to be a part of a pretty big piece of Bobcat History," says Franchione, in his fourth season overall at Texas State. "Now how you write the script determines how cool it will be."

It's a script that will serve as extra credit from just another chapter of Texas State history.Texas State Football Ushers in New Era


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Scores & Schedules

August 29, 2014 09:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

Friday's Game

No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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