Scores

Final

Sam Houston 38

(9-0, 6-0 Southland)

SE Louisiana 9

(2-7, 0-5 Southland)

4:30 PM ET, November 5, 2011

Strawberry Stadium, Hammond, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 7 14 7 1038
SELA 3 0 0 69

Top Performers

Passing: B. Young (SELA) - 204 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: R. Sincere (SHSU) - 9 CAR, 137 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Yarborough (SELA) - 9 REC, 114 YDS

Sam Houston St. 38, SE Louisiana 9

Associated Press

HAMMOND, La. -- Brian Bell ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third as unbeaten Sam Houston State clobbered Southeastern Louisiana 38-9 Saturday night to clinch at least a tie for its fourth Southland Conference title.

The Bearkats (9-0, 6-0) can win the Southland outright with a victory over Northwestern State next Saturday. Their previous three titles were co-championships.

Bell completed 11 of 20 passes but tossed two interceptions. That ended the sophomore's streak of 133 consecutive passes without an interception, dating back to last season. Not that it mattered. The Bearkats dominated the Lions (2-7, 0-5) from the start.

Tim Flanders, the leading rusher in the Southland Conference, gained just 45 yards in 12 carries. But he rushed for a 9-yard touchdown and caught a 20-yard scoring pass from Bell. Richard Sincere led the Sam Houston State ground attack with 137 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
SELA
1st Downs1919
Total Yards399267
Passing164210
Rushing23557
Penalties7-865-50
3rd Down Conversions3-127-18
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers24
Possession34:0425:56

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell11/201648.212
Southeastern LouisianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young21/502044.112

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sincere913715.2138
Flanders18452.5112
Southeastern LouisianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fairley10333.3011
Weary5142.805

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sincere25829.0034
Flanders35518.3139
Southeastern LouisianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Yarborough911412.7042
Theodore6589.7119

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUSELA
FG08:39Seth Sebastian 36 Yd 03
TD05:54Tim Flanders 9 Yd Run (Craig Alaniz Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERSHSUSELA
TD08:36Brian Bell 1 Yd Run (Craig Alaniz Kick) 143
TD04:40Brian Bell 4 Yd Run (Craig Alaniz Kick) 213
THIRD QUARTERSHSUSELA
TD02:58Tim Flanders 20 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Craig Alaniz Kick) 283
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUSELA
FG12:28Craig Alaniz 22 Yd 313
TD11:07Richard Sincere 38 Yd Run (Craig Alaniz Kick) 383
TD04:28Kory Theodore 19 Yd Pass From Brian Young (Pat Blocked) 389