Texas State Runs Past #15 Cal Poly, 38-35
Zwinggi rushes for 159 yards, four scores in win
Sept. 1, 2007
SAN MARCOS, Texas - Stan Zwinggi rushed for 159 yards and four touchdowns, including a school record 92-yard scamper, as Texas State gained 351 rushing yards as a team and overcame four turnovers in a 38-35 win over #15 Cal Poly to open the 2007 season Saturday in front of 13,007 at Bobcat Stadium.
Zwinggi ran into the record books on the Bobcats’ second possession of the game. The `Cats started deep in their own territory at the eight yard line, but on the first play Zwinggi bounced off a pair of tacklers and raced 92 yards to the left corner of the end zone to put Texas State up 7-0. The touchdown run marked the longest rushing play in Texas State history, breaking the old record of 91 yards set by Mike Littleton in 1965.
Zwinggi capped another Bobcat scoring drive with a three-yard touchdown run on the offense’s next possession, capping a seven play, 51-yard drive that extended Texas State’s lead to 14-3 with just over three minutes left in the opening quarter.
Texas State struck again quickly, as George completed a 31-yarder to Adrian Thomas and Zwinggi found the end zone for the third time, this time from seven yards out, giving the Bobcats a 31-20 lead with 3:55 remaining in the third.
With just over three minutes to play in the third, the Bobcat ground game kept pounding away at the Mustang defense. Texas State ran six times on a seven play drive, with Bush carrying three times for 27 yards and Zwinggi rushing twice for 13 yards, 10 of which came on his fourth touchdown run to extend the lead to 38-28 with only 24 seconds remaining in the quarter.