NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Brian Bell threw for three touchdowns and Sam Houston State broke a 7-7 first-quarter tie by scoring 45 consecutive points in a 52-17 rout of Northwestern State Saturday night.
The Bearkats (8-2, 6-1 Southland Conference) won their seventh straight. They've scored at least 41 points in each of those games.
But following a Bearkats' field goal early in the second quarter, Bell threw three touchdown passes. The first was a 50-yarder to T.J. Jones, then a 38-yarder to Trey Diller and a 10-yarder to Chance Nelson. Bookie Sneed also returned an interception 11 yards for a score.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
The defense, as usual, looks solid at Missouri. But the offense will need to make rapid improvement under a new coaching staff.
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