Scores

Final

Sam Houston 49

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Gardner-Webb 33

(2-2, 1-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Ernest W. Spangler Stadium, Boiling Springs, NC

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 21 21 7 049
WEBB 10 0 6 1733

Top Performers

Passing: R. Bomar (SHSU) - 340 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: J. Aston (SHSU) - 13 CAR, 46 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Wells (SHSU) - 5 REC, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Sam Houston St. 49, Gardner-Webb 33

Associated Press

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Rhett Bomar threw five touchdown passes and rushed for another, leading Sam Houston State in a 49-33 victory against Gardner-Webb on Saturday night.

Bomar completed 22 of 29 passes for 340 yards and no interceptions for the Bearkats (2-1).

Sam Houston State started the scoring in the opening quarter with a 19-yard pass from Bomar to Jason Madkins, but the Bulldogs (2-2) tied the score 7-7 on a 2-yard scoring run from Brandon Jackson with 9:57 remaining in the frame.

Bomar connected with James Aston on touchdown passes of 10- and 23-yards to give the Bearkats a 21-10 lead in the first.

Bomar threw a 40-yard touchdown to Justin Wells. Then Bomar added a 7-yard scoring pass to Madkins, helping the Bearkats to a 42-10 halftime lead.

But after Bomar opened the third quarter with a 2-yard scoring run that put the Bearkats up 49-10, Gardner-Webb would respond with 23-consecutive points to get back into the game.

Ryan Gates hit field goals of 47, 22 and 26 yards, but fourth-quarter touchdown passes by Doolittle and Devin Campbell were not enough for the Bulldogs in the end.

Stan Doolittle was 24 of 39 passing for 192 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions for Gardner-Webb.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
WEBB
1st Downs1824
Total Yards374339
Passing350262
Rushing2477
Penalties7-624-40
3rd Down Conversions3-114-17
4th Down Conversions2-42-4
Turnovers01
Possession26:4833:12

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bomar22/2934011.750
Gardner-WebbC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Doolittle24/391924.910

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Aston13463.518
Bomar4205.0114
Gardner-WebbCARYDSAVGTDLG
Collins14646.0046
Hall8232.908

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wells59619.2140
Lucas36822.7032
Gardner-WebbRECYDSAVGTDLG
Collins7517.3112
Perry III6427.0018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUWEBB
TD12:22Jason Madkins 19 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 70
TD09:57Brandon Jackson 2 Yd Run (Ryan Gates Kick) 77
TD07:36James Aston 10 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 147
TD03:14James Aston 23 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 217
FG01:23Ryan Gates 42 Yd 2110
SECOND QUARTERSHSUWEBB
TD12:00James Aston 2 Yd Run (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 2810
TD06:56Justin Wells 40 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 3510
TD00:17Jason Madkins 7 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 4210
THIRD QUARTERSHSUWEBB
TD13:28Rhett Bomar 14 Yd Run (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 4910
FG09:09Ryan Gates 47 Yd 4913
FG05:35Ryan Gates 22 Yd 4916
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUWEBB
FG14:11Ryan Gates 26 Yd 4919
TD07:38Dobson Collins 12 Yd Pass From Stan Doolittle (Ryan Gates Kick) 4926
TD01:21Jamal Patmon 10 Yd Pass From Devin Campbell (Ryan Gates Kick) 4933