The experts had Florida State as a near 30 point favorite going into Saturday night's game, and it took a little while to figure out that they were right. Usually in a 43 point loss, there isn't much one can say that went right, but Texas State punter/kickoff specialist Lumi Kaba showed he's got a strong leg with pin point accuracy, and is more than capable of taking the lead on punts and kickoffs.
Player of the Game: Lumi Kaba
Kaba punted a total of 7 times, for 326 yards, nearly 47 yards a punt. Most impressively, he did his part in trying to flip the field for Florida State, in which he pinned them inside their 20 yard line 3 times. His long on the night was 57 yards. He showed a booming leg, with just as good, if not better accuracy.
As a kickoff specialist, he had one touch-back and consistently would put the ball in the end zone, forcing the FSU returners to take a gamble in bringing it out.
He also served as the key play on Texas State's first scoring drive. On a 4th and 4 on their own side of the field, Kaba saw FSU backoff and set up the return, he then ran to the left side, picking up 11 yards and a crucial first down that would eventually help set up the Bobcats first score, a 26 yard field goal by James Sherman.
Undoubtedly, Kaba had the best individual performance of any Bobcat, and for that he earned our "Player of the Game" nod.