Scores

Final/OT

Sam Houston 48

(3-0, 1-0 away)

New Mexico 45

(0-4, 0-3 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

University Stadium (NM), Albuquerque, NM

1 2 3 4 OT T
SHSU 14 7 7 14 648
UNM 7 14 0 21 345

Top Performers

Passing: B. Holbrook (UNM) - 289 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Flanders (SHSU) - 30 CAR, 194 YDS, 5 TD

Receiving: D. Long (MD) - 9 REC, 209 YDS, 3 TD

Sam Houston St. 48, New Mexico 45, OT

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Tim Flanders scored his fifth touchdown of the game in overtime Saturday to help San Houston State defeat New Mexico 48-45.

New Mexico's Deon Long, who returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, caught three touchdown passes, including the game-tying score with 27 seconds remaining in regulation to cap an 80-yard drive.

But the Bearkats (3-0) held UNM (0-4) to a field goal in overtime.

Flanders, who finished with a career-best 194 yards on 30 carries, took it over from four yards out for the win.

Long had nine receptions for 209 yards and his 378 all-purpose yards set a school and Mountain West record.

The teams combined for 1,075 yards of offense.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
UNM
1st Downs2325
Total Yards547528
Passing174434
Rushing37394
Penalties7-6610-67
3rd Down Conversions9-164-16
4th Down Conversions0-04-4
Turnovers11
Possession36:2223:38

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell10/181749.720
New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holbrook19/302899.620

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Flanders301946.5561
Sincere11726.5022
New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Austin7365.1029
Holbrook5275.4019

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams36622.0051
Flanders34615.3028
New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Long920923.2354
Kirk131279.8040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUUNM
TD14:46Deon Long 98 Yd Kickoff Return. (James Aho Kick) 07
TD10:22Brandon Closner 44 Yd Pass From Brian Bell. (Miguel Antonio Kick) 77
TD06:35Tim Flanders 61 Yd Run. (Miguel Antonio Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERSHSUUNM
TD08:57Deon Long 25 Yd Pass From Tarean Austin. (James Aho Kick) 1414
TD04:54Tim Flanders 0 Yd Run. (Miguel Antonio Kick) 2114
TD04:14Deon Long 54 Yd Pass From Tarean Austin. (James Aho Kick) 2121
THIRD QUARTERSHSUUNM
TD06:03Keith Blanton 5 Yd Pass From Brian Bell. (Miguel Antonio Kick) 2821
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUUNM
TD12:03Tim Flanders 2 Yd Run. (Miguel Antonio Kick) 3521
TD09:33Michael Scarlett 19 Yd Pass From B.R. Holbrook. (James Aho Kick) 3528
TD07:33Tim Flanders 53 Yd Run. (Miguel Antonio Kick) 4228
TD05:56Crusoe Gongbay 1 Yd Run. (James Aho Kick) 4235
TD00:27Deon Long 20 Yd Pass From B.R. Holbrook. (James Aho Kick) 4242
OVERTIMESHSUUNM
FGJames Aho 21 Yd 4245
TDTim Flanders 4 Yd Run. 4845