Scores

Final

Texas State 35

(2-2, 1-2 away)

SF Austin 26

(1-3, 1-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Homer Bryce Stadium, Nacogdoches, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TXST 7 14 7 735
SFA 3 7 7 926

Top Performers

Passing: S. Rutherford (TXST) - 241 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Curry (TXST) - 23 CAR, 128 YDS

Receiving: I. Battle (TXST) - 5 REC, 131 YDS, 2 TD

Texas St. 35, Stephen F. Austin 26

Associated Press

NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Shaun Rutherford threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score, and Texas State survived a late scare Saturday to beat Stephen F. Austin 35-26.

Rutherford, who once backed up future Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton at Blinn College, completed only 10 passes, but for 241 yards. He also had 82 yards rushing for the Bobcats (2-2), scoring on a 22-yard scamper with 2:30 left to seal the win. Marcus Curry added 128 yards on the ground.

Stephen F. Austin (1-3), which got a 100-yard kickoff return score from Graly Crawford, had pulled within 28-26 on a 49-yard interception return by Josh Aubrey, Rutherford's only miscue of the night. But Brady Attaway misfired on the two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game.

Attaway attempted an astonishing 64 passes, completing 32 of them for 353 yards and an interception. Fred Ford ran for a touchdown for the Lumberjacks.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXST
SFA
1st Downs2120
Total Yards513419
Passing241353
Rushing27266
Penalties8-598-75
3rd Down Conversions6-165-18
4th Down Conversions0-20-2
Turnovers21
Possession38:3721:23

Passing Leaders

Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rutherford10/1624115.141
Stephen F. AustinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Attaway32/643535.501

Rushing Leaders

Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Curry231285.6037
Rutherford23823.6122
Stephen F. AustinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barnes10494.9033
Hypolite155.005

Receiving Leaders

Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Battle513126.2250
Harper27437.0171
Stephen F. AustinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mosley99911.0026
Crawford88710.9021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSTSFA
FG06:37Jordan Wiggs 38 Yd 03
TD01:02Kyle Doll 23 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERTXSTSFA
TD11:25Fred Ford 1 Yd Run (Jordan Wiggs Kick) 710
TD09:07Isaiah Battle 50 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 1410
TD00:13Isaiah Battle 27 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 2110
THIRD QUARTERTXSTSFA
TD06:20Chase Harper 71 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 2810
TD06:07Gralyn Crawford 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Jordan Wiggs Kick) 2817
FOURTH QUARTERTXSTSFA
FG06:29Jordan Wiggs 22 Yd 2820
TD04:22Josh Aubrey 49 Yd Interception Return (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2826
TD02:30Shaun Rutherford 22 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 3526