Scores

Final

Sam Houston 50

(2-2, 0-1 Southland)

Texas Southern 6

(1-4, 1-2 SWAC)

8:00 PM ET, September 27, 2012

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 14 19 7 1050
TXSO 0 6 0 06

Top Performers

Passing: B. Bell (SHSU) - 208 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Hill (SHSU) - 6 CAR, 74 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Nelson (SHSU) - 3 REC, 127 YDS, 2 TD

Sam Houston St. 50, Texas Southern 6

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Brian Bell passed for 208 yards and three touchdowns and Sam Houston State had 558 yards of total offense in a 50-6 victory over Texas Southern on Thursday night.

The Bearkats (2-2) struck early, with Bell finding Texas A&M transfer Chance Nelson open for a 61-yard scoring pass 3 minutes into the game. Bell also threw a 22-yard scoring pass to Stephen Williams, and added a 32-yarder to Nelson en route to a 33-6 halftime lead at BVAA Compass Stadium.

Bell was 10 of 15 with one interception, and Nelson finished with three catches for 127 yards.

Linebacker Darius Taylor had eight tackles, including two sacks, and Sam Houston limited the Tigers (1-4) to 165 yards of total offense.

Dax Swanson's 12th career interception set up the Bearkats' second touchdown, with Trey Diller scoring on a 32-yard run after an option pitch from Bell. Swanson needs one more interception to tie the Sam Houston career record set by Ronnie Choate 1955-59.

Justice Jones threw a 16-yard TD pass to James Davis in the second quarter for Texas Southern's lone points. Preston Sanders blocked the extra point and Kenneth Jenkins picked up the ball at the 20 and ran it back for a defensive conversion.

In the second half, Keshawn Hill scored on a 36-yard run, and Ridgeway Frank had a 4-yard TD run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
TXSO
1st Downs2510
Total Yards558165
Passing212115
Rushing34650
Penalties7-572-18
3rd Down Conversions7-103-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-3
Turnovers11
Possession31:1228:48

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell10/1520813.931
Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jones4/7679.610

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hill67412.3136
Sincere8658.1024
Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Perkins-Loving15231.5011
Denson5163.2010

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson312742.3261
Robinson34314.3022
Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Plummer13838.0038
Davis33712.3116

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUTXSO
TD12:00Chance Nelson 61 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Miguel Antonio Kick) 70
TD05:18Trey Diller 32 Yd Run (Miguel Antonio Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERSHSUTXSO
TD12:11James Davis 16 Yd Pass From Justice Jones (Pat Blocked) 146
DC12:11Kenneth Jenkins PAT Return 166
TD10:16Stephen Williams 22 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Miguel Antonio Kick) 236
FG03:16Miguel Antonio 19 Yd 266
TD00:49Chance Nelson 32 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Miguel Antonio Kick) 336
THIRD QUARTERSHSUTXSO
TD03:43Keyshawn Hill 36 Yd Run (Miguel Antonio Kick) 406
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUTXSO
TD14:53Ridgeway Frank 4 Yd Run (Miguel Antonio Kick) 476
FG06:35Miguel Antonio 39 Yd 506