With playing time up for grabs in a crowded Texas State backfield, a front runner emerged in Robert Lowe.
The sophomore is staking a claim as team's go to running back after starting the season with a couple of breakout performances. Lowe broke 100 yards rushing for the first time against Texas Tech and followed that up with another career best 141 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries against Wyoming.
"When I got here last year I didn't get many carries, but this year I'm ready to step up and make some plays," Lowe said.
"Rob is the guy who got into the flow and got in a rhythm it kind of started against Texas Tech," said Bobcats head coach Dennis Franchione.
Less than two years out of Waxahachie High School, Lowe leads the team with six combined touchdowns, showing promising talent a game breaker for Texas State.
"Our confidence and belief in him as coaches has risen in the last month as we've watched him develop," Franchione said.
Now the challenge is for Lowe to uphold those performances as the Bobcats begin Sun Belt Conference play.
"I'm confident right now I just see myself building on that, we've got a long season so I've got a lot of time to improve," Lowe said.