Scores

Final

Sam Houston 41

(4-2, 2-1 Southland)

Nicholls State 0

(1-4, 0-2 Southland)

7:00 PM ET, October 13, 2012

John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 0 14 20 741
NICH 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: B. Bell (SHSU) - 180 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Flanders (SHSU) - 15 CAR, 67 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Turner (NICH) - 6 REC, 90 YDS

Sam Houston St. 41, Nicholls 0

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- After a scoreless first quarter, Sam Houston State scored 41 unanswered points in a 41-0 victory over Nicholls State Saturday night in Southland Conference action.

The Bearkats (4-2, 2-1) got three rushing touchdowns from Tim Flanders. He scored on runs of 1, 2 and 25 yards, to become Sam Houston State's career scoring leader with 270 points.

Bearkats' quarterback Brian Bell threw two touchdown passes, a 5-yarder to Melvis Pride and an 18-yarder to Chance Nelson. Bell, who completed 15 of 19 passes for 180 yards, is now second on the Sam Houston State career touchdown passing list with 38. He trails the leader, Dustin Long, by one.

Midway through the third quarter, Sam Houston State had 187 net yards rushing to zero for Nicholls State. The margin ended up 261-20. Ridgeway Frank completed the scoring for the Bearkats with a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
NICH
1st Downs2417
Total Yards451258
Passing190238
Rushing26120
Penalties10-1066-64
3rd Down Conversions7-106-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-4
Turnovers12
Possession29:5830:02

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell15/191809.520
Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Klann20/392386.100

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sincere67412.3047
Flanders15674.5325
Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turner19341.809
Hilliard Jr.1-2-2.000

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Diller77210.3017
Nelson33511.7118
Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turner69015.0048
Russell25226.0029

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERSHSUNICH
TD14:52Tim Flanders 2 Yd Run (Miguel Antonio Kick) 70
TD04:20Melvis Pride 5 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Miguel Antonio Kick) 140
THIRD QUARTERSHSUNICH
TD12:03Tim Flanders 25 Yd Run (Miguel Antonio Kick) 210
TD04:54Tim Flanders 1 Yd Run (Miguel Antonio Kick) 280
TD00:10Chance Nelson 18 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Pat Failed) 340
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUNICH
TD05:21Ridgeway Frank 5 Yd Run (James French Kick) 410