Scores

Final

Southern Utah 20

(8-5, 5-3 Big Sky)

Sam Houston 51

(9-4, 4-3 Southland)

3:00 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Bowers Stadium, Huntsville, TX

1 2 3 4 T
SUU 10 0 10 020
SHSU 7 16 7 2151

Top Performers

Passing: A. Cantu (SUU) - 289 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Flanders (SHSU) - 22 CAR, 176 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: F. Moala (SUU) - 8 REC, 69 YDS

Sam Houston St drops S Utah in first round 51-20

Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Timothy Flanders rushed for 152 yards and two fourth quarter touchdowns as Sam Houston St defeated Southern Utah 51-20 in the first round of the FCS playoffs. The Bearkats will face SE Louisiana (10-2) in the second round.

Southern Utah (8-5) jumped out to a 10-0 first quarter after a field goal and Aaron Cantu's 28-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Norris.

Sam Houston (9-4) countered with 30 unanswered points, including touchdown passes from Brian Bell to Chance Nelson (32 yards) and Ragan Henderson (7 yards). Bell added a 1-yard scoring plunge.

The Thunderbirds cut the lead to 10 with another field goal and Robert Torgerson's 39-yard fumble recovery for a TD.

But the Bearkats took control with Flanders' 2-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth. He added a 1-yard dive later in the frame. Keshawn Hill (101 yards) added his second TD, a 2-yard run, with 5:10 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
SHSU
1st Downs1925
Total Yards336531
Passing289176
Rushing47355
Penalties6-454-30
3rd Down Conversions6-168-13
4th Down Conversions0-31-1
Turnovers11
Possession26:0933:51

Passing Leaders

Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cantu31/482896.010
Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell15/211768.420

Rushing Leaders

Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Te'o6294.809
Afatasi4102.505
Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Flanders221768.0236
Hill710114.4260

Receiving Leaders

Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moala8698.6022
McNabb56312.6028
Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas36622.0031
Nelson34715.7132

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSUUSHSU
FG05:19Colton Cook 42 Yd 30
TD03:36Anthony Norris 38 Yd Pass From Aaron Cantu (Colton Cook Kick) 100
TD01:31Chance Nelson 32 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 107
SECOND QUARTERSUUSHSU
TD11:02Keshawn Hill 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1013
TD00:59Brian Bell 1 Yd Run (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 1020
FG00:00Luc Swimberghe 24 Yd 1023
THIRD QUARTERSUUSHSU
TD08:38Ragan Henderson 7 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 1030
FG05:26Colton Cook 38 Yd 1330
TD04:46Robert Torgerson 39 Yd Fumble Return (Colton Cook Kick) 2030
FOURTH QUARTERSUUSHSU
TD14:57Timothy Flanders 2 Yd Run (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 2037
TD07:57Timothy Flanders 1 Yd Run (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 2044
TD05:10Keshawn Hill 2 Yd Run (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 2051