Texas St. 46, Lamar 21

Shaun Rutherford threw for three touchdowns, all in the first

half, and completed 17 of 26 passes for 243 yards to lead Texas

State to a 46-21 victory over Lamar on Saturday night.

The Bobcats (5-2) pulled to a 35-0 lead midway through the

second quarter after Rutherford’s touchdown passes and a pair of

scoring runs by Tim Hawkins.

The Cardinals (3-3) finally scored late in the second quarter on

a short run by Caleb Harmon. They scored again late in the third

quarter when Jeremy Johnson connected on a 12-yard pass to Marcus


Johnson ran 59 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to

make it 38-21, but that was as close as the Cardinals came.

Darryl Morris forced a safety later in the quarter and Chris

Nuthall ran in for a touchdown for as clock ran out to buttress the

Bobcats’ victory.