FRISCO, Texas – No. 19/23 Texas State will play host to Texas Southern Saturday night at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas, in the Toyota Game of the Week on the Southland Conference Television Network. The football game will kickoff at 6 p.m., CDT.
Texas State, the 2008 Southland Conference champion, is 1-1 this season and is coming off a 56-21 loss at TCU last Saturday. The Bobcats, which beat Angelo State 48-28 in their season opener, rank 17th in scoring in the Football Championship Subdivision, averaging 34.5 points per game. Texas State ranks 13th in passing, averaging 273.5 yards per game, thanks to quarterback Bradley George has completed 34-of-64 passes for 527 yards and four touchdowns. His 263.5 yards per game ranks 15th nationally. Four different receivers have caught at least five passes this season and five have a touchdown. DeMarcus Griggs has caught 10 passes for 120 yards and a score. The Bobcats are coached by Brad Wright, who is 13-13 in his third season at his alma mater.
Texas Southern is 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference after beating Texas College 75-6 last Saturday. The Tigers dropped a 17-7 decision to Prairie View A&M in its season opener and then lost at Louisiana-Monroe. Texas Southern is averaging 27.3 points per game and is averaging 274.0 yards of total offense, including 238.3 yards passing. Quarterback Arvell Nelson has completed 44-of-77 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns. Gino Simonoi has also played in all three games, completing 15-of-26 passes for 250 yards and two scores. The Tigers rank sixth nationally, averaging 9.67 tackles for loss. They have 29 tackles for losses of 102 yards and nine sacks totaling 47 yards. Johnnie Cole is in his fifth season as the coach at Texas Southern and carries a 20-26 record.
Texas State leads the all-time series 8-0 after a 63-39 victory last season in San Marcos.
The Southland Conference Television Network is now in its second season. The 2009-10 slate includes 11 football games, 16 men’s and women’s basketball games and championship games of the soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball conference tournaments. The same broadcast team is back this year. Doug Anderson will handle play-by-play duties, while LaDarrin McLane will serve as the color analyst.
Currently, there are 10 affiliates in the three-state network, including KARZ-TV in Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Conway, Ark.; WBTR-TV in Baton Rouge, La.; WSTY-TV in Hammond, La.; KPXJ-TV in Shreveport, La. and Texarkana, Texas; KUIL-TV in Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas; MyTX 18 in Tyler, Longview, Nacogdoches and Lufkin; KTBU-TV in Houston, Baytown and Sugar Land, Texas; Suddenlink Communications in Lake Charles, La.; Time Warner Cable in Arlington, Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Edinburg, Harlingen, Killeen, Plano, San Antonio, San Marcos, Temple and Waco, Texas; and Grande Communications on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas.
Fox College Sports will also broadcast the games on a tape-delayed basis each week. Saturday’s game between Texas Southern and Texas State will be rebroadcast on Fox College Sports Central Sunday at 4:30 p.m., CDT.
All Southland TV games will be streamed live to SLC NOW, the conference’s live and on-demand video and audio channel on Southland.org. All SLC NOW programming is free to anyone who registers on the site.
For more information about Southland TV and SLC NOW, please visit the conference Web site, Southland.org.
Where to watch the game this week:
|Little Rock||KARZ||42 & Comcast Cable Ch. 9|
|Conway||KARZ||42 & Conway Corp. Cable Ch. 9|
|Hammond||WSTY TV||23 & Charter Cable Ch. 22|
|Lake Charles||Suddenlink Cable||74|
|Natchitoches||KPXJ||Suddenlink Cable 16|
|Arlington||Time Warner Cable||185 & Video On Demand|
|Austin||Time Warner Cable||888 & Video On Demand|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur||KUIL/The U||Time Warner Cable Ch. 15|
|Brownsville||Time Warner Cable||888 & Video On Demand|
|Corpus Christi||Time Warner Cable||100|
|Dallas||Time Warner Cable||185 & Video On Demand|
|Edinburg||Time Warner Cable||888|
|Harlingen||Time Warner Cable||888|
|Huntsville||KTBU||Suddenlink Cable 16|
|Killeen||Time Warner Cable||888 & Video On Demand|
|Longview||MyTX 18||WEHCO Cable 10|
|Lufkin||MyTX 18||Suddenlink Cable 6|
|McAllen||Time Warner Cable||888|
|Nacogdoches||MyTX 18||Suddenlink Cable 8|
|Plano||Time Warner Cable||185 & Video On Demand|
|San Antonio||Time Warner Cable||888 & Video On Demand|
|San Marcos||Time Warner Cable||888 & Video On Demand|
|Temple||Time Warner Cable||888 & Video On Demand|
|Texas State Campus||Grande Cable||17|
|Tyler||MyTX 18||Suddenlink Cable 2|
|Waco||Time Warner Cable||888 & Video On Demand|
|Fox College Sports Central (Delay); Sunday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m., CDT.|