It appears that one FBS football program has averted what could’ve been a significant tragedy.
According to the San Marcos Daily Record, one of Texas State’s team buses rear-ended another while the Bobcats were en route to their game against New Mexico State in Las Cruces. While it was initially feared that some of the injuries were significant, it was subsequently determined that there were no life-threatening injuries were involved.
Five people were transported to the hospital for further evaluation. None of those injured were players or coaches, and the conditions of those that were involved is unknown at this time.
The El Paso Times reports that the accident was causing significant traffic backups on I-10 East in Vinton, Tex., near the New Mexico border.
The Daily Record writes that “players and coaches were loaded on a replacement bus and are headed toward the stadium.” Because of the accident, the game originally scheduled to kickoff at 4 p.m. ET has been pushed back to 5:15.
Both the Bobcats and Aggies will enter this afternoon’s game at 2-7. The former will be looking for its first Sun Belt win of the season as well as end a seven-game conference losing streak.