ATHENS, Ohio — Ishmael Davis sacked Ohio quarterback Greg Windham on a two-point conversion attempt in the third overtime to give Texas State a 56-54 victory over Ohio on Saturday.
The teams had amassed 110 points before a defensive stop made the difference for Texas State which gave new coach Everett Withers his first win.
Windham had just hit Elijah Ball on an 18-yard scoring strike and Ohio was within two points of tying the game. Windham retrieved a low snap and looked up to see Davis in his face.
Tyler Jones, who threw for 418 yards and four touchdowns for Texas State, caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from halfback L.G. Williams to start the third overtime and then slipped a shovel pass to Gabe Schrade for two points and the win.
Texas State’s Marcus Ripley kicked his first collegiate field goal from the 27 as the clock clicked to zero to send the game into overtime.