Another fun filled FCS team to preview, and Texas State is honored to be the punching bag for TCU. Texas State is a pretty solid FCS team and last year they went 8-5 and qualified for the playoffs before losing to Montana in the first round.
The Bobcats do return a bunch of offense starting with their quarterback Bradley George who threw for 2,630 yards and 26 touchdowns. George could be in the hunt for the Walter Payton award if Texas State can have a great season and if he puts up a little better numbers in 2009.
Junior Karrington Bush returns at running back and is looking for his third thousand yard season, so the offensive talent is there for the Bobcats to try to contend with TCU. The receiving corp did lose their top talnet from last year, but that is their only loss from last year.
While the offense might be able to put up some points, becase last year the Bobcats scored 36 per game, however the defense was so stellar by giving up 31 points per game. This game is also their first against an FBS team since their close lose to Baylor in 2007.
In the preseason polls the consesus for the FCS top 25 has Texas State at 22nd, and the Lindys poll has the Bobcats ranked sixth in their preseason rankings. Texas State is no pushover and the way their roster looks the Bobcats have a very good chance to make it back to the playoffs, but do not expect them to beat TCU.