Scores

Final

East Central 14

Sam Houston 58

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 28, 2008

Bowers Stadium, Huntsville, TX

1 2 3 4 T
EAS 0 0 7 714
SHSU 24 28 6 058

Top Performers

Passing: R. Bomar (SHSU) - 198 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: J. Aston (SHSU) - 8 CAR, 115 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Houston (SHSU) - 5 REC, 72 YDS, 2 TD

Sam Houston St. 58, East Central 14

Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Sam Houston State quarterback Rhett Bomar threw four touchdowns and James Aston and Chris Hardy each ran for two as the Bearkats defeated East Central 58-14 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night.

Bomar needed only one half of football to complete 14 of 22 passes for 198 yards with no interceptions. Aston ran for 115 yards and Hardy for 69 as Sam Houston State amassed 261 yards on the ground.

Bomar spread the ball around to eight receivers. His favorite target was Catron Houston, who caught five passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns. The Bearkats scored on eight of their nine possessions in the first half.

Quarterback Marcus Johnson threw for 296 yards on 31 of 53 attempts for East Central, but he was sacked three times and threw two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EAS
SHSU
1st Downs00
Total Yards379474
Passing296213
Rushing83261
Penalties9-883-41
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers62
Possession33:4426:16

Passing Leaders

East CentralC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson31/532965.622
Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bomar14/221989.040

Rushing Leaders

East CentralCARYDSAVGTDLG
Huffman7507.100
Avery6284.700
Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Aston811514.420
Hardy14694.920

Receiving Leaders

East CentralRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gibbs47518.810
Goolsby55611.200
Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Houston57214.420
Aston34113.710

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREASSHSU
TD12:28Catron Houston 7 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 07
TD04:08Jason Madkins 11 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 014
TD01:35James Aston 49 Yd Run (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 021
FG00:25Taylor Wilkins 45 Yd 024
SECOND QUARTEREASSHSU
TD12:45James Aston 21 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 031
TD09:44Catron Houston 24 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 038
TD07:12James Aston 1 Yd Run (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 045
TD01:01Chris Hardy 5 Yd Run (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 052
THIRD QUARTEREASSHSU
TD12:09Chris Hardy 8 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 058
EASTD09:33Thurman Sims 6 Yd Pass From Marcus Johnson (Corey Dozier Kick) 758
FOURTH QUARTEREASSHSU
EASTD11:31Tyrone Gibbs 53 Yd Pass From Marcus Johnson (Corey Dozier Kick) 1458