September 12, 2015

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Tyler Jones was 12 of 14 for 278 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions on Saturday night to lead Texas State over Prairie View A&M 63-24.

The Bobcats (1-1) jumped ahead with five TDs in the first quarter capped by Brandon McDowell's 95-yard punt return to make it 35-3 as the period expired.

De'Auntre Smiley scored the Panthers' first touchdown with a 4-yard run early in the second quarter, but Texas State answered with three straight TDs, extending their lead to 56-10. Prairie View (1-1) scored another touchdown before the half.

Robert Lowe ran for 104 yards and Chris Nutall added 92 - each with two TD runs. Brandon Smith caught two passes for 99 yards and a touchdown, and Jafus Gaines had four receptions for 92 yards and a score.

Trey Green led the Panthers with 25-of-37 passing for 289 yards and two touchdowns.

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AP College Football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org

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