SAN MARCOS, TEXAS - With both teams looking for their first-ever Sun Belt Conference victory, Texas State edged Georgia State 24-17 Saturday night at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas.
With the game tied at 10-10 in the fourth quarter, Texas State (4-3, 1-2 Sun Belt) scored the go-ahead touchdown on a three-yard run by Chris Nutall. That put the Bobcats ahead 17-10 with 8:01 to play before both teams added late touchdowns.
Georgia State (0-7, 0-2 Sun Belt) outgained the Bobcats 368-343, including 208 yards passing by Ronnie Bell, 71 yards rushing by Travis Evans and 73 yards receiving by Albert Wilson.
But Texas State's combination of Nutall (90 yards on nine carries, two touchdowns) and Robert Lowe (career-high 177 yards, one touchdown) proved to be the difference.
GSU linebacker Robert Ferguson finished with eight tackles, raising his career total to 164 as he passed Mark Hogan (157) to become the Panthers' career tackling leader.