HUNTSVILLE – Sophomore quarterback Jared Johnson passed for 386 yards and three touchdowns to lead FCS No. 14 ranked Sam Houston to a 51-20 victory over Alabama State Saturday at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium.
Johnson threw scoring passes of 48 yards to Jeffrey Thomas, nine yards to Rickey Smith and 68 yards to Keshawn Hill. Hill also scored on a four-yard run.
Jalen Overstreet, a transfer running back from Texas, was the Bearkats leading rusher with 11 carries for 83 yards. Freshman Donavan Williams added 83 yards on 12 carries including a 1 yard score.
Hornet quarterback Daniel Duhart led Alabama State completing 17 of 32 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns.
Sam Houston now stands 1-1 for the year while the game was Alabama State’s season opener.