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Texas State looks to rebound once more as the Bobcats take on rival Arkansas State.
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Texas State regroups after loss to Coastal Carolina

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Following a tough loss to Coastal Carolina last Saturday, the Bobcats were back on the field looking to regroup as Texas State will face off with rival Arkansas State.

For Head Coach G.J. Kinne, getting back to being consistent is key for getting back into the win column.

“Obviously a very disappointing loss,” Kinne said. “I thought the biggest takeaway is obviously don’t waste a big mistake. We handled adversity just okay during that game. The effort was there, the physicality was there and we did some good things but we were not consistent enough throughout the game. ... That’s something we have to learn from.”

As Texas State prepares now for their final road game of the season, focusing on themselves and flushing last week’s loss are key.

“The good thing is that we get to go back on the road again and face a really good opponent,” Kinne said. “They are trying to get bowl eligible and our backs are against the wall a little bit. I thought we had a good practice today. We started off a little slow and towards the end it got going. We have to make sure we can control what we can control and come out here with a great attitude which they have been doing all year while continuing to go 1-0 each week.”

One of the reasons the Bobcats have yet to lose consecutive games has been Texas State’s 24-hour rule.

According to special teams head coach Daniel Da Prato, letting go of the previous result while also learning from their mistakes is important to success.

“We have a 24-hour rule,” Da Prato said. “You enjoy the 24 hours or you let that pit in your stomach boil for 24 hours and you are on to the next. When we play on Saturday, the field is going to be 120 yards long and 53 in width. … If you treat it any differently like, ‘We have to play harder because we didn’t play well last week’ or ‘We came off a big win, we’re good,’ it’s going to change.”

By staying on an even keel, the Bobcats prevent that falling into a death spiral.

“If anyone in our circle looks at it any differently, that’s when you are not playing every play the same,” Da Prato said. “That’s when you are not playing every practice, not showing up and executing at the highest level. If you want to be great, it’s something you have to do every single day. Your habits have to reflect the mission.” Twitter: @ColtonBMc

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