Scores

Final

Sam Houston 21

(8-3, 4-2 Southland)

SE Louisiana 34

(9-2, 6-0 Southland)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:00 PM ET, November 16, 2013

Strawberry Stadium, Hammond, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 7 14 0 021
SELA 0 17 14 334

Top Performers

Passing: B. Bennett (SELA) - 268 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: B. Bell (SHSU) - 16 CAR, 112 YDS

Receiving: M. Fruge' (SELA) - 4 REC, 66 YDS, 2 TD

SE Louisiana wins 34-21 over Sam Houston State

Associated Press

HAMMOND, La. -- Bryan Bennett threw for three touchdowns and Southeast Louisiana defeated Sam Houston State 34-21 on Saturday to clinch at least a share of its first Southland Conference title.

The Lions (9-2, 6-0) trailed 21-17 at the half but Bennett threw a 62-yard pass to Xavier Roberson and Marquis Hayes rushed 18 yards for touchdowns in the third quarter. Bennett finished with 268 yards on 17-of-28 passing. Two of his passing TDs went to Marquis Fruge'.

The Bearkats (8-3, 4-2), who have won or shared the past two conference championships, came into the game tied for second. They were riding a three-game winning streak but ran into a Lions team that had won seven straight.

Brian Bell gave the Bearkats the lead in the first half on three touchdown passes but finished with just 135 yards on 9-of-17 passing, including an interception. He rushed for 112 yards on 16 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
SELA
1st Downs2120
Total Yards400413
Passing200268
Rushing200145
Penalties6-606-40
3rd Down Conversions8-174-12
4th Down Conversions1-30-2
Turnovers30
Possession33:1826:42

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell9/171357.931
Southeastern LouisianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bennett17/282689.630

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell161127.0034
Flanders15473.1016
Southeastern LouisianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett13513.9020
Hayes23015.0118

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas46015.0121
Sincere34113.7125
Southeastern LouisianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
McCrea37023.3041
Fruge'46616.5238

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUSELA
TD03:34Richard Sincere 6 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERSHSUSELA
FG09:33Seth Sebastian 36 Yd 73
TD06:58Gerald Thomas 21 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 143
TD04:43Marquis Fruge' 38 Yd Pass From Bryan Bennett (Seth Sebastian Kick) 1410
TD01:21Torrance Williams 7 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 2110
TD00:15Marquis Fruge' 7 Yd Pass From Bryan Bennett (Seth Sebastian Kick) 2117
THIRD QUARTERSHSUSELA
TD13:58Xavier Roberson 62 Yd Pass From Bryan Bennett (Seth Sebastian Kick) 2124
TD03:53Marquis Hayes 18 Yd Run (Seth Sebastian Kick) 2131
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUSELA
FG13:06Seth Sebastian 31 Yd 2134