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.