Texas St. ekes by S. Alabama in wild finish 33-31

Jason Dann hit four field goals on Texas State’s last five

possessions to foil stubborn South Alabama 33-31 on Saturday


Dann hit from 41 with four seconds left to lift the Bobcats

(5-3, 2-2 Sun Belt) to a nervy win as the teams combined for 47

points after halftime, with scores on six of the game’s final seven


Dann booted a 43-yarder just two minutes earlier for a 30-24

lead. That slim window was enough for South Alabama’s (3-4, 1-2)

Ross Metheny, who hooked up with Danny Woodson for a 43-yard TD and

the lead, 31-30.

Texas State appeared stalled at fourth-and-24 at its 26 with 40

seconds left until Tyler Jones hit Ben Ijah for 51-yards, setting

up Dann’s game-winner. Jones rushed for 68 yards, passed for 218

with two TDS.

Metheny finished with 300 yards passing and three TDS, two to

Woodson, who gained 118 yards.