Bearkat Football Rebounds In Dominating Fashion
Courtesy: Brandon K. Scott/SHSU Athletics
HUNTSVILLE, TX – Brian Bell threw three touchdown passes and Sam Houston State forced two Northwestern State turnovers as the Bearkats coasted to a 44-10 win at Bowers Stadium.
For Bell, it was his sixth game in 45 career starts with three touchdown passes or more.
The Kats had struggled offensively the last couple of weeks against Lamar and McNeese State.
But they hit a groove in the second quarter of Saturday’s game against the Demons.
With the score tied 3-3 with 7:15 to go in the second quarter, SHSU put up 34 unanswered points against Northwestern State.
Keshawn Hill’s 93-yard kickoff return in the second quarter set up a 7-yard touchdown run by Timothy Flanders.
The 93-yard return was the longest in school history to not go for a score, but set up the scoring streak for SHSU.
Later, Bell hit Richard Sincere from 17 yards out, which led to the Kats’ 17-3 halftime lead.
Northwestern State had little to counter SHSU in the second half.
The Demons only touchdown came on a 9-yard pass from Zach Adkins to De’Mard Llorens in the third quarter.
The Kats outscored Northwestern State 27-7 after halftime.
SHSU (6-2, 2-1) moves on to the Battle of the Piney Woods against Stephen F. Austin at Reliant Stadium next Saturday.
Northwestern State (3-5, 0-3) will host Central Arkansas.