Scores

Final

Stony Brook 27

(9-4, 3-3 away)

Sam Houston 34

(12-0, 7-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:00 PM ET, December 3, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
STON 0 10 0 1727
SHSU 3 0 14 1734

Top Performers

Passing: K. Essington (STON) - 226 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Flanders (SHSU) - 21 CAR, 102 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Norrell (STON) - 4 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Sam Houston St. 34, Stony Brook 27

Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Tim Flanders rushed for 102 yards and the go-ahead touchdown with 1:01 remaining as Sam Houston State defeated Stony Brook 34-27 in a FCS second-round playoff game on Saturday.

Brian Bell threw for 161 yards and two TDs for the top-seeded Bearkats (12-0), who outlasted the Seawolves (9-4) in a wild fourth quarter in which the teams scored 17 points each. Sam Houston hosts Montana State (10-2), a 26-25 winner over New Hampshire on Saturday, in a quarterfinal game next week.

Flanders' 7-yard TD run culminated a 10-play, 83-yard drive.

Stony Brook tied the score at 27-27 on Brock Jackolski's 2-yard run with 6:37 to play. Jackolski rushed for 93 yards, and Kevin Norrell caught four passes for 114 yards and a score for the Seawolves.

Sam Houston led 20-13 after the teams exchanged field goals early in the fourth quarter. Stony Brook tied it on Norrell's 3-yard TD reception, and the Bearkats took a 27-20 lead on Bell's 80-yard pass to Trey Diller with 8:45 remaining.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
STON
SHSU
1st Downs1719
Total Yards376343
Passing226161
Rushing150182
Penalties9-844-47
3rd Down Conversions2-125-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers10
Possession27:3232:28

Passing Leaders

Stony BrookC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Essington9/292267.821
Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell11/201618.120

Rushing Leaders

Stony BrookCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackolski14866.1165
Maysonet16734.6030
Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Flanders211024.9116
Bell8394.9116

Receiving Leaders

Stony BrookRECYDSAVGTDLG
Norrell411428.5148
Brevi39431.3138
Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Diller39431.3180
Pride12222.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSTONSHSU
FG04:17Craig Alaniz 28 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERSTONSHSU
TD08:52Matt Brevi 37 Yd Pass From Kyle Essington (Wesley Skiffington Kick) 73
FG04:23Wesley Skiffington 32 Yd 103
THIRD QUARTERSTONSHSU
TD07:25Richard Sincere 5 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Craig Alaniz Kick) 1010
TD02:15Brian Bell 5 Yd Run (Craig Alaniz Kick) 1017
FOURTH QUARTERSTONSHSU
FG14:57Wesley Skiffington 21 Yd 1317
FG10:37Craig Alaniz 31 Yd 1320
TD08:56Kevin Norrell 3 Yd Pass From Kyle Essington (Wesley Skiffington Kick) 2020
TD08:45Trey Diller 80 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Craig Alaniz Kick) 2027
TD06:37Brock Jackolski 2 Yd Run (Wesley Skiffington Kick) 2727
TD01:01Tim Flanders 7 Yd Run (Craig Alaniz Kick) 2734