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Watson’s 4 TD passes sends Troy past Texas St. 37-17

TROY, Ala. - Gunnar Watson threw three touchdowns in three straight drives in the first half and Troy peeled away from Texas State for a 37-17 win on Saturday.

Watson finished with four touchdown and 338 yards passing — 260 yards of which came in the first half. He threw scores of 30 and 19 yards to Reggie Todd, and 38 yards to Kaylon Geiger, and Troy (2-1, 1-0 Sun Belt Conference) led 23-3 at halftime.

Brady McBride threw a 4-yard scoring pass to Blake Aragon on the Bobcats’ second drive of the second half to get Texas State (1-4, 1-1) within 23-10.

Later, Watson picked up where he left off with an 11-yard scoring pass to Tray Eafford to push the lead back to 20.
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