Texas State and the University of Texas-San Antonio have a long-standing rivalry, which began in 1991 when UTSA joined the Southland Conference. Recently, the two schools have moved their rivalry from the hardcourt to the gridiron. The two teams met for the first time in 2012 when Texas-San Antonio beat Texas State 38-31 at the Alamodome in front of a WAC record crowd of 39,032 fans. Both schools hope to develop a strong football rivalry over the next few years.
The Bobcats are scheduled to play a home and home series with the Cougars starting in 2015 in the hopes to foster an instate rivalry between the two schools.
Bobcats Tailgate Guide
The tailgate lots at Texas State before games showcase what Texas football is all about, featuring plenty of great food, friends, school pride, and country music. Before games the parking lots host a variety of live music brought in by the university or private parties. The fans at the Texas State tailgates are exceptionally friendly, so just bring a case of beer and some grilled meats and you’ll make friends around you real quick!
If you’re looking for the wildest parties, students recommend venturing into the areas around campus, where you can find a diverse collection of bars and night clubs. The Square is an area located in the downtown section of San Marcos and home of the local bar scene, so make sure to give it a shot if you’re looking for drinks, dinner, or live entertainment before or after the game.
The Square is located in the downtown section of San Marcos and is host to the local bar scene. It’s the perfect place for all of your pre and post game activities, whether it be drinks, dinner, or live entertainment the square is the place to go. All this can be done while celebrating a big Bobcats win with alumni and current students.
The Texas State tailgate lots really showcase what Texas football is all about. The tailgate features plenty of food, friends, and country music. Before games, the tailgate lots host a variety of musical acts brought in by the university or private parties. The tailgate is a great place to carouse and make friends before the watching the Bobcats take the field.
The central tailgating area at Texas State is Bobcat Alley, which is open to all student organizations, alumni, and RVs. If you’re looking to tailgate with the biggest Bobcats fans around then set up shop in Bobcat Alley.
The courtyard located directly outside of the stadium features fan entertainment on game days. The shaded area is a great place to hang out before the game, so make sure to check it out during your visit to San Marcos.
The SquareThe Square is located in the downtown section of San Marcos and is host to the local bar scene. It is the perfect place for all of your post game activities, whether it be drinks, dinner, or live entertainment the square is the place to go. All this can be done while celebrating a big Bobcats win with alumni and current students.
Bobcat AlleyThe central tailgating area at Texas State is Bobcat Alley, which is open to all student organizations, alumni, and RVs. If you’re looking to tailgate with the biggest Bobcats fans around then set up shop in Bobcat Alley.
Bobcat Club Reserved East & West LotsOnly individuals with a Bobcat Club member parking pass may tailgate here, but if you can snag one it's a great place to tailgate before the game.
Bobcats Stadium Guide
Texas State football games provide a friendly and fun atmosphere. The students here have a lot of pride in their football team, which comes as a result of the school’s long run of success in the FCS before their recent promotion to the FBS. The fans here love to show off their Bobcat pride and will be cheering on their team all throughout the game regardless of the score.
The loudest subsection of the student body is known as the Loud Crowd. The Loud Crowd have the inside scoop on what is going on in the program and lead the student section on game days. If you are looking to get into the Bobcat game day spirit, the Loud Crowd is the group for you.
Whether you’re sitting with the Loud Crowd or with the Texas State alumni, you’ll have an excellent time attending a Bobcats football game.
The End Zone Complex is the hub of the Texas State football program. It houses the coach’s office, training room, weight room, and team meeting rooms, so if you’re looking to see what takes place behind the scenes then make sure to check out The End Zone Complex.
Texas State fans have several unique hand signs, which they display during games. The “Heart of Texas State” hand sign is made by holding up your left hand in the shape of Texas and the “Eat ‘Em Up, Cats” sign is made by holding your right hand in the form of a bobcat paw. Use both the “Heart of Texas State” and “Eat ‘Em Up, Cats” signs to show off your Texas State pride.
You won’t find a louder group of fans at a Texas State game than The Loud Crowd. This group of diehards cheers on the Bobcats win or lose, so make sure to join in on their chants and give Texas State as much of a home field advantage as possible.
This is Texas State’s primary fight song, which is sung before kickoff and after each score. Go Bobcats riles up the crowd and team to provide that extra umph needed to get the victory.
Go Bobcats all the way, Keep that maroon and gold on high! Fight on for every play until you hear that Bobcat battle cry! We’re gonna cheer for our team today Until the whole world knows our name. No doubt about it, We’re gonna shout it — Bobcats will win this game!
It was written by Jessie Sayers to the tune of “Ancient of Days” in the early 1900s. One unique thing about this alma mater is that the students only sing the first and last verses.
O, Alma Mater, set upon the green hills, With turrets pointing upward to the sky; We yield to thee our love and our devotion; Mother of hopes and aspirations high. Thy spirit urges us to deeds of valor, Raising the fallen, cheering the oppressed; Thy call will echo clearly down the ages. Dear Alma Mater, mother loved and blessed.
Texas State Chant
At Texas State, the fans like to get as jacked up about the game as the players. They do this through a popular game day chant where one side of the stadium chants TEXAS, and the other side chants STATE. The chant gets progressively louder until the entire stadium is filled with the thundering roars and applause of the Texas States fan. The chant is a great way to amp up the Bobcat players and fans, while simultaneously striking fear into the opponents.