Scores

Final

Sam Houston 16

(2-4, 0-3 Southland)

Northwestern St 24

(5-3, 2-1 Southland)

3:00 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Turpin Stadium, Natchitoches, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 0 3 7 616
NWST 7 7 0 1024

Top Performers

Passing: R. Bomar (SHSU) - 314 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Lawrence (NWST) - 26 CAR, 118 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Lucas (SHSU) - 6 REC, 94 YDS, 1 TD

Northwestern St. 24, Sam Houston St. 16

Associated Press

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Byron Lawrence ran 118 yards and two touchdowns to help Northwestern State beat Sam Houston State 24-16 on Saturday.

Lawrence had touchdown runs of 3 yards in the first and 9 yards in the second to give the Demons (5-3, 2-1 Southland Conference) a 14-3 halftime lead.

Rhett Bomar completed 23 of 47 passes for 314 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, the only turnover of the game, for the Bearkats (2-4, 0-3).

Bomar hit Chris Lucas on a 47-yard touchdown pass midway through the third quarter to pull the Bearkats within four points, but William Griffin ran it in from 2 yards out to start the fourth and Robert Weeks hit a 36-yard field goal with 1:20 remaining to put the Demons up 24-10.

Bomar hit Jake Lebens on a 17-yard pass as time expired after turning the ball over on downs three minutes earlier.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
NWST
1st Downs2114
Total Yards393288
Passing314127
Rushing79161
Penalties9-6611-96
3rd Down Conversions4-136-13
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers10
Possession27:1832:42

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bomar23/473146.721
Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Branch8/131279.800

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Aston15614.1015
Bomar5153.0010
Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence261184.5220
Endsley5234.6011

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lucas69415.7147
Houston59418.8038
Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Seastrunk46817.0036
Guice13131.0031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUNWST
TD09:24Byron Lawrence 3 Yd Run (Robert Weeks Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERSHSUNWST
TD12:52Byron Lawrence 9 Yd Run (Robert Weeks Kick) 014
FG08:57Taylor Wilkins 37 Yd 314
THIRD QUARTERSHSUNWST
TD08:22Chris Lucas 47 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 1014
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUNWST
TD12:21William Griffin 2 Yd Run (Robert Weeks Kick) 1021
FG01:20Robert Weeks 36 Yd 1024
TD00:00Jake Lebens 17 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar 1624