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The Texas State football team will scrimmage Saturday at 10:45 a.m. TEXAS STATE ATHLETICS PHOTO

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Texas State head football coach Dennis Franchione said he looks forward to seeing his team compete in game-like conditions Saturday, when he puts his team through its second scrimmage of the spring.

The scrimmage will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Bobcat Stadium.

Franchione put his team through a scripted scrimmage of 100 plays last Saturday so he could watch offensive and defensive players run specific plays and perform in certain situations such as on third-downs and in the red zone.

“In a lot of ways, it was a typical first scrimmage,” Franchione said. “It was good to see the defense come away with some takeaways and the defense is ahead of the offense at this point. Offensively, we made some good plays, but not enough of them.”

Franchione was especially concerned that the Bobcats were called for eight false-start penalties in the first scrimmage. He expects to see improvement Saturday morning.

“The worst thing was that we had too many penalties,” said Franchione. “You have to keep in mind that we were running three teams when you think about it, but that is Texas State beating Texas State.”

“I expect to see a difference and will be disappointed if I don’t,” Franchione said. “One thing that will be different from the first scrimmage is that a lot of our plays will be determined by field position following kickoffs and punts this week. From that standpoint, it will be very similar to game-like conditions.”

The Bobcats will play in their annual Maroon-Gold Spring Game on April 6 at Bobcat Stadium (6 p.m.). Admission is free.

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