Scores

Final

Sam Houston 38

(7-0, 4-0 Southland)

McNeese State 14

(3-4, 2-2 Southland)

8:00 PM ET, October 22, 2011

Cowboy Stadium (LA), Lake Charles, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 7 7 21 338
MCNS 0 7 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: C. Stroud (MCNS) - 200 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Flanders (SHSU) - 19 CAR, 162 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Diller (SHSU) - 1 REC, 41 YDS, 1 TD

Sam Houston St. 38, McNeese St. 14

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Leading 14-7 at halftime, Sam Houston State scored 21 points in the third quarter and routed McNeese State 38-14 Saturday to go 7-0 and take control in the Southland Conference.

Sophomore Tim Flanders ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns, his 11th 100-yard rushing game to tie the school mark. The Bearkats (7-0, 4-0) won at McNeese State (3-4, 2-2) for just the second time in 13 meetings. Sam Houston State had lost six straight overall to the Cowboys and hadn't won at McNeese State since 1999.

An overwhelming second half by the Bearkats broke it open. Flanders broke a 55-yard scoring run on the first play after the break. He had another 55-yard run and a 50-yard shovel pass from quarterback Brian Bell, who passed for one touchdown and scored another.

McNeese State had just 64 yards rushing and surrendered six sacks and a blocked punt.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
MCNS
1st Downs1214
Total Yards379264
Passing133200
Rushing24664
Penalties6-7313-78
3rd Down Conversions3-104-16
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers03
Possession26:4933:11

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell5/713319.010
McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stroud19/312006.510

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Flanders191628.5255
Hill13838.0038
McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Carey5265.2012
Babin4235.8018

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Flanders15050.0050
Diller14141.0141
McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Briscoe44210.5028
Dixon4338.3022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUMCNS
TD01:45Brian Bell 6 Yd Run (Miguel Antonio Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERSHSUMCNS
TD10:41Cody Stroud 1 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 77
TD08:35Tim Flanders 7 Yd Run (Miguel Antonio Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERSHSUMCNS
TD12:54Tim Flanders 55 Yd Run (Craig Alaniz Kick) 217
TD05:34Robert Shaw 0 Yd Blocked Punt Return (Craig Alaniz Kick) 287
TD03:51Trey Diller 41 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Craig Alaniz Kick) 357
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUMCNS
FG12:12Craig Alaniz 33 Yd 387
TD09:56DeVionte Edmonson 32 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Josh Lewis Kick) 3814