Baylor Draws Criticism from Fans Following Unexpected Defeat to Texas State in Season Opener


The Texas State Bobcats made their presence known in Waco, Texas, facing the Baylor Bears, and they were far from accommodating guests, securing a surprising 43-31 victory against their Power-Five opponent. The Bobcats' offensive display was impressive, with quarterback T.J. Finley completing 22 of 30 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns, while receiver Joey Hobert hauled in six receptions for 105 yards, including a standout catch that could contend for "Catch of the Year." This triumph marks a significant turnaround for the Bobcats, who have faced numerous challenges since joining the FBS in 2012. With an overall FBS record of 40 wins and 92 losses, they had yet to secure a victory against the Bears, with a historical 0-6 record against them.