Texas St. 35, Stephen F. Austin 26

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.