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Quick Five: Breaking down Texas State's 59-16 loss to Florida State

(Editor’s note: Quick Five is a University Star segment in which Sports Editor Quixem Ramirez and Paul Livengood tackle five quick-hitting questions regarding the Texas State football team.)

1. On a scale of 1-10, how well did Texas State compete against Florida State?

Quixem Ramirez: 4. Texas State’s first half was promising. At halftime, Texas State led in time of possession and in turnover margin, two facets that Coach Dennis Franchione focuses on. Tyler Jones, junior quarterback, outplayed Everett Golson, Seminoles sophomore quarterback, in the first half and the Bobcats made fewer mistakes.

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It was a fleeting moment.

The Texas State football team trailed by four points in the second quarter to Florida State, the 10th-ranked team in the nation.

For a brief moment in time, Texas State was in the same realm as Florida State.

Then the Seminoles outscored the Bobcats 45-6 in the final 35 minutes of the game to take a 59-16 victory Saturday night at Doak Campbell stadium.

“I was proud of our guys," said Coach Dennis Franchione. "They fought hard. We came up on the short end."

The deficit increased as quickly as the Bobcats’ attempt to climb back into the game.

Notebook: Florida State 59, Texas State 16

Notebook from the Texas State football team's 59-16 loss to Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium. 

WHAT THE LOSS MEANS

Not much. Playing the 10th ranked team in the nation is quite a handful to deal with. So many things had to perfectly align for Texas State to pull off an upset, let alone compete. The biggest takeaway: Texas State isn’t quite ready to compete on a national stage. It will take some time for the Bobcats to climb the totem pole in college football. 

TURNING POINT

The opening kickoff. Texas State never stood a chance the entire game. Florida State was too big, too fast, and too strong. Goliath won this battle.

SPOTLIGHT PLAYER

Live blog: Florida State 59, Texas State 16

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