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.