Freshman quarterback Vitt leads Texas State into Thursday matchup against Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern at Texas State When/where: 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Bobcat Stadium, San MarcosTV/Radio: ESPNU; 1300 AM, 930 AM, 89.9 FMRecords: Texas State 1-4, 0-2 Sun Belt; Georgia Southern 4-1, 2-0 Sun BeltTexas State update: Freshman and MacArthur High School grad Tyler Vitt completed 28 of 39 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns last week in a 42-27 loss to Louisiana. He also ran for 92 yards and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass. The outing was a significant step forward from his performance against UTSA on Sept. 22, when he completed 15 of 22 passes for 192 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in his first significant action. He also ran for 25 yards and a TD and caught a 26-yard pass in Texas State’s 25-21 loss. … Junior Bryan London II ranks second in the Sun Belt with 9.4 tackles per game.Georgia Southern update: Georgia Southern’s only loss this season was against then-No. 2 ranked Clemson on Sept. 15. … The Eagles lead the Sun Belt in rushing at 275.2 yards per game. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Shai Werts has run for 454 yards and eight touchdowns, while senior running back Wesley Fields had 379 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles rank last in the conference is passing with 80.6 yards per game. … Georgia Southern ranks second in the conference in total defense, giving up 377.6 yards per game.