Bearkats Hold Off Rival Stephen F. Austin 56-49 at Reliant

By: SHSU Sports Information
By: SHSU Sports Information

Sam Houston State scored 28 points in 2:26 during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s rivalry game against Stephen F. Austin in route to a 56-49 win in the Battle of the Piney Woods at Reliant Stadium.

The Bearkats forced six turnovers in the game and five of them in the final period. The fourth-quarter turnovers led to SHSU points that made the difference.

Chris Grett forced a fumble by Gus Johnson early in the fourth quarter. The Kats turned that into a 31-yard touchdown run by Keshawn Hill. Then, Keith Lawson fumbled for the Lumberjacks on their next possession, giving SHSU the ball on their own 16-yard line.

Brian Bell connected with tight end Regan Henderson for a touchdown on the very next play, making the score 49-28. De’Antrey Loche came up with his second pick-6 of the season when he intercepted a Brady Attaway pass and returned it 45 yards to the end zone.

The Lumberjacks rallied with 21 unanswered points of their own, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit set earlier in the fourth quarter.

Sam Houston State struck first with a 13-yard touchdown run by Hill, which capped an 8-play, 88-yard drive. SFA responded when Attaway hit Braxton Bearden for a 26-yard touchdown pass. The Lumberjacks took the lead with Gus Johnson’s 14-yard run.

From there, the two teams traded scores until halftime, when it was tied 21-21.

SHSU scored on its first drive of the third quarter, which ended with a 4-yard pass to tight end Shane Young. SFA tied the game again after a 39-yard touchdown throw from Attaway to Mike Brooks.

Bell hit Torrance Williams for a 38-yard touchdown pass just seven seconds into the fourth quarter to give the Bearkats a defining lead.
It was mostly SHSU for the rest of the game.

Bell had a career-high 339 passing yards and matched his career best in touchdown passes with four on the day. SFA offensively logged 739 total yards but finished minus-four in the turnover margin.
The Bearkats (7-2, 3-1) host Nicholls next Saturday. SFA (3-6, 1-3) will face McNeese State.

Box Score (Final)
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
Sam Houston State 14 7 7 28 56 Record: (7-2,3-1)
Stephen F. Austin 14 7 7 21 49 Record: (3-6,1-3)

Scoring Summary:
1st 09:58 SHSU Keshawn Hill 13 yd run (Luc Swimberghe kick), 8-88 2:48, SHSU 7 - SFA 0
06:27 SFA Bearden, Braxton 26 yd pass from Attaway, Brady (Wiggs, Jordan kick), 11-82 3:22, SHSU 7 - SFA 7
03:21 SFA Johnson, Gus 14 yd run (Wiggs, Jordan kick), 4-64 1:28, SHSU 7 - SFA 14
00:03 SHSU Timothy Flanders 11 yd run (Luc Swimberghe kick), 7-78 3:18, SHSU 14 - SFA 14
2nd 10:15 SFA Lawson, Keith 20 yd run (Wiggs, Jordan kick), 4-32 1:21, SHSU 14 - SFA 21
00:19 SHSU Stephen Williams 15 yd pass from Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe kick), 13-73 3:55, SHSU 21 - SFA 21
3rd 11:32 SHSU Shane Young 4 yd pass from Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe kick), 7-80 3:22, SHSU 28 - SFA 21
08:49 SFA Brooks, Mike 39 yd pass from Attaway, Brady (Wiggs, Jordan kick), 7-90 2:38, SHSU 28 - SFA 28
4th 14:53 SHSU Torrance Williams 38 yd pass from Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe kick), 4-79 1:24, SHSU 35 - SFA 28
13:16 SHSU Keshawn Hill 31 yd run (Luc Swimberghe kick), 3-42 1:04, SHSU 42 - SFA 28
13:01 SHSU Ragan Henderson 16 yd pass from Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe kick), 1-16 0:07, SHSU 49 - SFA 28
12:27 SHSU De'Antrey Loche 45 yd interception return (Luc Swimberghe kick), , SHSU 56 - SFA 28
08:25 SFA Brooks, Mike 59 yd pass from Attaway, Brady (Wiggs, Jordan kick), 4-80 1:00, SHSU 56 - SFA 35
05:18 SFA Boyd, Tyler 75 yd pass from Attaway, Brady (Wiggs, Jordan kick), 6-94 1:08, SHSU 56 - SFA 42
01:20 SFA Brooks, Mike 2 yd pass from Attaway, Brady (Wiggs, Jordan kick), 9-77 1:01, SHSU 56 - SFA 49

SHSU SFA
FIRST DOWNS 29 31
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 50-218 45-237
PASSING YDS (NET) 339 505
Passes Att-Comp-Int 29-19-0 46-26-2
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 79-557 91-742
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 1-6 0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards 5-59 4-78
Interception Returns-Yards 2-45 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 7-43.1 3-36.7
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-4
Penalties-Yards 7-66 10-89
Possession Time 34:10 25:50
Third-Down Conversions 6 of 14 8 of 15
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 2 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 5-5 3-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-12 1-7

RUSHING: Sam Houston State-Keshawn Hill 11-72; Timothy Flanders 14-68; Richard
Sincere 11-57; Brian Bell 11-44; TEAM 3-minus 23. Stephen F. Austin-Johnson, Gus
26-136; Lawson, Keith 11-47; Brooks, Mike 1-43; West, Joshawa 2-16; TEAM 1-0;
Attaway, Brady 4-minus 5.
PASSING: Sam Houston State-Brian Bell 19-29-0-339. Stephen F. Austin-Attaway,
Brady 26-46-2-505.
RECEIVING: Sam Houston State-Torrance Williams 4-175; Chance Nelson 4-29; Gerald
Thomas 3-51; Richard Sincere 3-32; Shane Young 2-15; Ragan Henderson 1-16;
Stephen Williams 1-15; Timothy Flanders 1-6. Stephen F. Austin-Boyd, Tyler
11-206; Brooks, Mike 7-123; Thomas, Aaron 5-132; Bearden, Braxton 1-26; Krall,
Bradley 1-10; Ward, DJ 1-8.
INTERCEPTIONS: Sam Houston State-De'Antrey Loche 1-45; Bookie Sneed 1-0. Stephen
F. Austin-None.
FUMBLES: Sam Houston State-TEAM 1-1. Stephen F. Austin-Johnson, Gus 2-2;
Attaway, Brady 1-1; Lawson, Keith 1-1.
Stadium: Reliant Stadium Attendance: 26213
Kickoff time: 3:05 pm End of Game: 6:48 Total elapsed time: 3:43
Officials: Referee: R. Christal; Umpire: J. Adams; Linesman: C. McNeill;
Line judge: K. Deterding; Back judge: T. Salaam; Field judge: F. Johns;
Side judge: R. Ansel;
Temperature: Wind: Weather:

Sam Houston State vs Stephen F. Austin (Nov 02, 2013 at Houston, Texas)
SACKS (UA-A): Sam Houston State-Luis Carreno 1-0; Andrew Weaver 1-0. Stephen F.
Austin-Harrison, Kedrick 1-0.
TACKLES (UA-A): Sam Houston State-Eric Fieilo 4-5; Tanner Brock 2-7; Andrew
Weaver 2-7; Tyrel Stokes 3-4; Bookie Sneed 4-2; Shelby Davis 1-5; Chris Grett
3-2; Forbes Baggett 3-2; Jarrett Brown 2-3; De'Antrey Loche 3-1; Michael Wade
2-2; Jesse Beauchamp 1-3; Desmond Fite 2-1; Mouf Adebo 1-2; James DeLaRosa 1-1;
Luis Carreno 1-0; Andre Moseley 1-0; Dustin Moehlig 1-0; Sammy Webb 1-0; Eric
Humphrey 0-1; Sione Latu 0-1; Diamonte Wheeler 0-1. Stephen F. Austin-Nelson,
Caleb 7-5; Hypolite, Ortavious 2-9; Burton, Jordan 5-4; Martin, Patrick 4-4;
Vallier, Trey 2-6; Garrett, Collin 3-3; Miles, Ishmiah 3-3; Hatten, Shayvion
1-3; Gray, Marvin 2-1; Mattox, Malcolm 1-2; Freeman, Demundre 2-0; Skyler, Lance
1-1; West, Joshawa 1-1; Bryant, Donald 0-2; Robinson, Darren 1-0; Young, Rodney
1-0; Harrison, Kedrick 1-0; Timmons, Rodney 0-1; Ward, DJ 0-1.

Game Starters:
Sam Houston State
POS ## OFFENSE
QB 11 Bell, Brian
RB 20 Flanders, Timot
WR 19 Thomas, Gerald
WR 6 Sincere, Richar
WR 10 Williams, Torra
TE 89 Young, Shane
G 74 Jackson, Donald
G 55 Trotter, John
C 56 Stevens, Zachar
G 76 Boyles, Matt
R 73 DeWitt, Brandon
POS ## DEFENSE
DE 92 Weaver, Andrew
N 99 Baggett, Forbes
T 96 Latu, Sione
DE 97 Brown, Jarrett
LB 51 Fieilo, Eric
LB 35 Brock, Tanner
CB 17 Sneed, Bookie
CB 13 Loche, De'Antre
S 21 Fite, Desmond
S 3 Davis, Sheby
S 2 Wade, Michael
Stephen F. Austin
POS ## OFFENSE
1 Boyd, Tyler
9 Ward, DJ
62 Chambers, Ryne
76 Williams, Byron
68 Pullins, Anthon
74 Ratliff, Andrew
75 Vaughn, Terran
8 Attaway, Brady
6 Johnson, Gus
81 Thomas, Aaron
2 Brooks, Mike
POS ## DEFENSE
51 Mattox, Malcolm
90 Hatten, Shayvio
92 Skyler, Lance
48 Robinson, Darre
41 Burton, Jordan
13 Hypolite, Oratv
40 Garrett, Collin
26 Freeman, Demund
14 Martin, Patrick
33 Vallier, Trey
32 Nelson, Caleb

Player participation:

Sam Houston State: 4-Wilson, Ryan, 5-Grett, Chris, 14-Moehlig, Dustin, 16-Smith, Rickey, 18-Swimberghe, Luc, 26-Hill, Keshawn,
29-Moseley, Andre, 30-Webb, Sammy, 34-Dunavant, Brad, 36-Chatman, Myke, 41-Stokes, Tyrel, 42-Williams, Trent, 43-Beauchamp, Jess,
49-Edwards, Lachla, 52-Blount, Bridge, 58-Humphrey, Eric, 68-DeLaRosa, James, 81-Nelson, Chance, 82-Williams, Steph,
88-Henderson, Raga, 90-Adebo, Mouf, 91-Carreno, Luis, 93-Wheeler, Diamon, 95-Hall, Patrick.
Stephen F. Austin: 4-Mosley, Marquis, 15-Gray, Marvin, 17-Krall, Bradley, 20-Brown, Patrick, 21-Wright, Eugen, 22-Lawson, Keith,
23-West, Joshawa, 27-Kincade, Anthon, 28-Juhl, Mason, 31-Franklin, JC, 36-Foifua, Eroni, 42-Wiggs, Jordan, 43-Bryant, Nick,
44-Allen, Jamal, 45-Bruno, Nick, 46-Allen, Jabralon, 49-Curry, Chase, 50-Young, Rodney, 54-Henderson, Dana, 59-West, Bryan,
64-Neff, Jeremy, 77-Dane, David, 83-Bearden, Braxto, 85-Cannon, Antonio, 91-Timmons, Rodney, 95-Bryant, Donald,
97-Harrison, Kedri, 98-Miles, Ishmiah.


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