Incarnate Word wins see-saw contest 42-34 over Texas St.

UIW head football coach Eric Morris celebrates after the Cardinals defeated Texas State 42-34 at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos on Sept. 18, 2021.
UIW head football coach Eric Morris celebrates after the Cardinals defeated Texas State 42-34 at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos on Sept. 18, 2021. (ESPN)

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Cameron Ward threw for 376 yards and four touchdowns and Incarnate Word beat Texas State 42-34 on Saturday.

In a game featuring seven lead changes, Ward threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Darion Chafin with 7:07 left to play for a 35-31 lead and Incarnate Word led the rest of the way.

The Cardinals (2-1) used a seven-play, 30-yard drive that lasted 2:19. Incarnate Word's defense set the table for a short field recovering a Texas State fumble on the Bobcats' (1-2) prior drive.

Robert Ferrel amassed 132 receiving yards on 10 receptions with two touchdowns, and Taylor Grimes caught 11 passes for 113 yards and a score for Incarnate Word.

Brady McBride threw for 278 yards with two touchdowns both going to Marcel Barbee for Texas State. Jahmyl Jeter ran for two touchdowns for the Bobcats.

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