Scores

Final

McNeese State 28

(4-2, 1-1 Southland)

Sam Houston 17

(2-3, 0-2 Southland)

3:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Bowers Stadium, Huntsville, TX

1 2 3 4 T
MCNS 14 0 7 728
SHSU 0 3 7 717

Top Performers

Passing: R. Bomar (SHSU) - 237 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Pendland (MCNS) - 24 CAR, 194 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Lucas (SHSU) - 2 REC, 89 YDS, 1 TD

McNeese St. 28, Sam Houston St. 17

Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Todd Pendland ran for 194 yards and three touchdowns for McNeese State, and Jeremy Haynes returned a Rhett Bomar interception 45 yards for a score in a 28-17 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday.

Pendland had a 68-yard touchdown in the first quarter, his longest run of the game, and also had scoring runs of 3 and 12 yards. McNeese State (4-2, 2-1 Southland) never trailed.

Bomar finished 18-of-39 for 237 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard scoring strike to Chris Lucas. Trey Payne also caught a 14-yard touchdown from the former Oklahoma quarterback.

Taylor Wilkins hit a 40-yard field goal for Sam Houston State (2-3, 0-2).

Pendland accounted for nearly half of McNeese State's 410 yards of total offense.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
SHSU
1st Downs2311
Total Yards410269
Passing139237
Rushing27132
Penalties5-412-10
3rd Down Conversions6-156-17
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers01
Possession36:3323:27

Passing Leaders

McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fourroux10/17965.600
Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bomar18/392376.121

Rushing Leaders

McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pendland241948.1368
Jones12443.7013
Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Aston7334.709
Robinson4215.308

Receiving Leaders

McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Whitehead7628.9017
Conner44511.3015
Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lucas28944.5180
Houston34816.0035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMCNSSHSU
TD04:26Toddrick Pendland 3 Yd Run (Blake Bercegeay Kick) 70
TD02:04Toddrick Pendland 68 Yd Run (Blake Bercegeay Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERMCNSSHSU
FG02:33Taylor Wilkins 40 Yd 143
THIRD QUARTERMCNSSHSU
TD08:12Chris Lucas 80 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 1410
TD03:10Jeremy Haynes 45 Yd Interception Return (Blake Bercegeay Kick) 2110
FOURTH QUARTERMCNSSHSU
TD07:28Toddrick Pendland 12 Yd Run (Blake Bercegeay Kick) 2810
TD00:18Trey Payne 14 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 2817