Mariah Medina | Assistant Sports Editor

By the numbers: Coach Karen Chisum

Coach Karen Chisum earned her 800th career victory with the Texas State volleyball teams' three set victory over the Troy Trojans.

Here's a by the numbers breakdown of Chisum's tenure with Texas State:

800: wins

34: years coaching the Texas State program, the longest tenured coach  

61.1: Career winning percentage

6th: winningest active Division I volleyball coach

14th: winningest all-time Division I volleyball coach

7: Regular season team championships

8: Tournament team championships

23.5: wins per season, as of today

Storylines to watch: Texas State vs. New Mexico State

Losing is nothing new for the New Mexico State Aggies. They have lost 74 games since 2007.

New Mexico State lost 66-28 to Texas State in 2012, when the Bobcats were in their first season of Division I eligibility.

The program has cycled through six starting quarterbacks, three coaches and three conferences in the past seven years. The only consistency is inconsistency.

Here are four things to watch in Texas State’s matchup against New Mexico State.


Quick Five

Quick Five is a new University Star segment in which Sports Editor Quixem Ramirez and Sports Reporter Paul Livengood tackle five quick-hitting questions regarding the Texas State football team. 

On a scale of 1-10, how important is the win against Louisiana-Monroe?

QR: 8. Point to Louisiana-Monroe’s inept offense. Point to Texas State’s inability to manufacture anything offensively during the first half. Point to whatever. This, for all intents and purposes, is the kind of win that sets the tone for the rest of the season. Texas State won its first Sun Belt Conference road game, alleviating the burden of future encounters. 

Head to Head: Texas State vs. Louisiana-Monroe

Texas State Bobcats

Record: 3-3, 1-1 in Sun Belt
Point differential per game: +4.7
Total yards per game: 460
Total yards allowed per game: 440
Turnover differential: -1 
Red zone offensive efficiency: 92 percent

Coach: Dennis Franchione, five seasons
Leading passer: Tyler Jones, 1325 yards
Leading rusher: Terrence Franks and Rob Lowe, 438 yards
Leading receiver: Bradley Miller, 254
Leading scorer: Terrence Franks, 48 points

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

Record: 3-3, 2-1 in Sun Belt 
Point differential per game: -10.5
Total yards per game: 325
Total yards allowed per game: 364
Turnover differential: +1
Red zone offensive efficiency: 79 percent

Notebook: Louisiana-Lafayette 34, Texas State 10

What the loss means: Now 3-3 on the season, the Texas State football team is in a season-defining position. The loss has put the Bobcats in a vulnerable position heading into the bulk of their conference schedule.

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