Bearkats Blowout Houston Baptist in Season Opener

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HUNTSVILLE – Running back Steven Hicks rushed 17 times for 99 yards and one touchdown to lead NCAA FCS No. 3 ranked Sam Houston to a 74-0 victory over Houston Baptist Saturday at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium.
The contest was the first football game for HBU. The Huskies are playing seven games in this their inaugural season.

Sam Houston rolled up 455 yards total offense while limiting HBU to 90 total yards.

Wide receiver Torrance Williams caught two passes for 72 yards including a 66-yard touchdown and returned five punts for 115 yards.
The victory extended Sam Houston's home winning streak to 15 games, tying as the longest in school history. The Bearkats won 15 games in their first three seasons at Bowers Stadium after the stadium opened in 1985.

The 15-game home winning streak also is the longest current streak in FCS football.

Walter Payton Award candidate Timothy Flanders, playing only the first quarter, carried 9 times for 51 yards, scoring the opened TD for the Kats on a 4-yard run.

Box Score (Final)
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
Houston Baptist 0 0 0 0 0 Record: (0-1)
Sam Houston State 21 28 17 8 74 Record: (1-0)

Scoring Summary:
1st 11:27 SHSU Timothy Flanders 4 yd run (Luc Swimberghe kick), 6-46 1:43, HBU 0 - SHSU 7
08:58 SHSU Keshawn Hill 4 yd run (Luc Swimberghe kick), 6-48 2:04, HBU 0 - SHSU 14
06:19 SHSU Torrance Williams 66 yd pass from Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe kick), 1-66 0:10, HBU 0 - SHSU 21
2nd 13:16 SHSU Josh Lyons 8 yd pass from Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe kick), 7-58 2:37, HBU 0 - SHSU 28
11:38 SHSU Shelby Davis 48 yd interception return (Luc Swimberghe kick), , HBU 0 - SHSU 35
06:28 SHSU Brian Bell 2 yd run (Luc Swimberghe kick), 2-11 0:37, HBU 0 - SHSU 42
02:46 SHSU Steven Hicks 4 yd run (Luc Swimberghe kick), 4-19 1:18, HBU 0 - SHSU 49
3rd 10:44 SHSU Luc Swimberghe 41 yd field goal, 4-3 0:39, HBU 0 - SHSU 52
09:24 SHSU Tristan Eche 32 yd interception return (Luc Swimberghe kick), , HBU 0 - SHSU 59
04:03 SHSU Don King III 3 yd run (Brad Dunavant kick), 9-58 4:24, HBU 0 - SHSU 66
4th 08:11 SHSU TEAM safety, , HBU 0 - SHSU 68
03:58 SHSU Cory Idlebird 3 yd run (Brad Dunavant kick failed), 8-50 4:13, HBU 0 - SHSU 74

HBU SHSU
FIRST DOWNS 7 23
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 40-45 56-365
PASSING YDS (NET) 45 90
Passes Att-Comp-Int 26-9-3 13-5-0
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 66-90 69-455
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 1--7 7-131
Kickoff Returns-Yards 7-119 1-22
Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 3-82
Punts (Number-Avg) 11-28.7 2-44.0
Fumbles-Lost 4-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards 6-42 3-20
Possession Time 31:06 28:54
Third-Down Conversions 3 of 19 6 of 10
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 3 0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 0-0 7-8
Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 1-5

RUSHING: Houston Baptist-B. J. Kelly 13-45; Jackie Robinson 6-8; Larry Day 4-6;
Craig Bell 8-6; Tanner Peavy 2-minus 1; Darian Lazard 1-minus 3; TEAM 1-minus 4;
Ka'Darius Baker 2-minus 4; Jonathan Fleming 3-minus 8. Sam Houston State-Steven
Hicks 17-99; Richard Sincere 3-64; Cory Idlebird 6-51; Timothy Flanders 9-51;
Jared Johnson 7-38; Ryan Wilson 5-32; Don King III 4-20; Brian Bell 2-10;
Keshawn Hill 1-4; TEAM 2-minus 4.

PASSING: Houston Baptist-Ka'Darius Baker 6-15-1-33; Jonathan Fleming 3-11-2-12.
Sam Houston State-Brian Bell 5-9-0-90; Don King III 0-3-0-0; Jared Johnson
0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING: Houston Baptist-Wesley Lewis 2-15; Darian Lazard 2-6; Trey Sudds
1-20; Max Brown 1-9; Jackie Robinson 1-2; Cortez Iwaguwu 1-minus 1; Terrance
Hawkins 1-minus 6. Sam Houston State-Torrance Williams 2-72; Chance Nelson 1-10;
Josh Lyons 1-8; Rickey Smith 1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS: Houston Baptist-None. Sam Houston State-Shelby Davis 1-48;
Tristan Eche 1-32; Andre Moseley 1-2.

FUMBLES: Houston Baptist-Ethan Fry 1-0; Jonathan Fleming 1-0; TEAM 1-0; Terrance
Hawkins 1-0. Sam Houston State-Don King III 1-1.

Stadium: Bowers Attendance: 9246
Kickoff time: 6 p.m. End of Game: 8:57 p.m Total elapsed time: 2:57




 
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