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Sam Houston StateBearkatsSHSU
7-2, 3-1 Conf
56
Final
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SHSU14772856
SFA14772149
49
Stephen F AustinLumberjacksSFA
3-6, 1-3 Conf

Sam Houston State outguns Stephen F. Austin 56-49

HOUSTON -- Brian Bell threw four touchdowns on 339 yards passing and Sam Houston State used four fourth-quarter touchdowns to edge Stephen F. Austin 56-49 on Saturday in the Battle of the Piney Woods.

The Bearkats (7-2, 3-1 Southland Conference) broke a 28-28 tie, scoring 28 points in less than three minutes to take a 56-28 lead over the Lumberjacks (3-6, 1-3) early in the fourth quarter.

Bell found Torrance Williams for a 38-yard touchdown reception to give Sam Houston State a 35-28 lead and two fumbles from Stephen F. Austin led to quick scores by the Bearkats. Sam Houston State capped the scoring spurt with a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown by DeAntrey Loche.

The Lumberjacks responded with 21 unanswered points to come within a touchdown, but the Bearkats recovered an onside kick to preserve the win.

Brady Attaway had 505 yards passing and five touchdowns to lead the Lumberjacks.

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2015 Southland Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
McNeese State9-010-1
Sam Houston State7-211-4
Central Arkansas7-27-4
Incarnate Word5-46-5
Lamar4-55-6
Northwestern State4-54-7
Stephen F Austin4-54-7
Southeastern Louisiana3-5-14-6-1
Abilene Christian3-63-8
Nicholls State2-6-12-8-1
Houston Baptist0-82-9