Babin was 24-of-46 passing for 271 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Jay Lucas ran 19 times for 98 yards and a touchdown. Lucas also caught six passes for 78 yards and another score for the Lions (5-6, 2-4 Southland), who won their first conference road game since 2005.
Rhett Bomar passed for 506 yards for Sam Houston, becoming only the second Bearkat to pass for more than 500 yards in a game. The Sam Houston single game record of 577 yards passing was set by Dustin Long against McNeese in 2004.
Bomar, the former Oklahoma Sooner, also became Sam Houston's all-time passing leader. He finished the night with 5,227 career yards at Sam Houston, surpassing Arthur Louis, who threw for 4,902 yards from 1977 to 1980.
Taylor Wilkins gave Sam Houston (4-5, 2-4) a 27-24 lead with a 30-yard field goal on the first possession in overtime before the Lions got the ball at the 25-yard line.
Andre Cryer gained 10 yards to the 15 on an end-around before Lucas was stopped for a 1-yard gain.
Babin then lobbed a pass into the left corner of the end zone, where Wilson made a spectacular catch.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
North Carolina inked the No. 34-ranked recruiting class in the 2016 cycle with one ESPN 300 (Tomon Fox) and four more four-stars. The class of 2017 is well on the way to besting the 2016 class with four ESPN Jr300 verbals less than one week after signing day with the most recent being in state receiver Ryan Jones Friday.
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.
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|Stephen F Austin||4-5||4-7|