Wyoming Game Balls
Cameron's Game Balls: The Freshman Guard(s): The offensive line grew up this week. Freshman guards Felix Romero and Ryan Melton started for Texas State Saturday night in the offensive lines best performance by far this season. True freshman Tyler Jones wasn't sacked and the running game produced 256 yards on 48 attempts. There's no telling how far the Bobcats can go with youth performing at a high level like that. Secondary to no one: The starting secondary that includes Craig Mager, Xavier Daniels, Justin Iwuji, Aaron Matthews and Colby Targun combined for 27 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 5 pass breakups and 1 interception. The Bobcat back line rattled Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith all night and helped slowdown Wyoming's quick attack, along with the delay. Drew's Game Balls: Tyler Jones: In his first start in college start at QB, he led the Bobcats to a blow out victory by 21 points. Vegas had Texas State taking 12 points as underdogs which is truly a statement for Jones and the revamped offense. Tyler threw for 196 yards, 1 touchdown, and rushed for 56 more yards of his own. Jones may have thrown the perfect endzone ball to receiver Ben Ijah in the corner officially making Texas State a threat on the ground and through the air this season. He may be a freshman, but nobody could have told you that without a program in their hands Saturday night. This is a player that may have big things coming to him this year. Chris Nutall/ Robert Lowe: It's harder to decide on my second game ball since these two combined for 5 TD's against Wyoming. The two combined for 204 yards without hesitation. If it wasn't one, it was the other. Rob Lowe could have ended the game with just two touchdowns himself, but couldn't hold back breaking out a 25-yard TD run on the last play of the game. Bobcat Nation is starting to realize that they don't have just one number one back, but two or three. There's no running back controversy when both combine for 41 carries and seem to gain more yards after contact than before. Texas State has a big 3 that should worry Lafayette this coming week.
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