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McNeeseCowboysMCNS
5-5, 4-4 Conf
43
Final
1234T
MCNS09211343
SHSU141421756
56
Sam Houston StateBearkatsSHSU
9-0, 7-0 Conf

Briscoe sets school TD mark, Sam Houston State win shootout

HOUSTON -- Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 504 yards and six touchdowns, breaking a school record for touchdown passes in a season, and Sam Houston State remained perfect with a 56-43 win over McNeese State on Saturday night.

Briscoe's 40 TDs breaks Dustin Long's record of 39 set in 2004.

A number of other milestones were reached during the game, which featured 1,204 yards of offense. Bearkats receiver Nathan Stewart broke a program record with 268 yards receiving, adding three touchdowns along the way.

James Tabary threw five touchdown passes for McNeese State (5-5, 4-4 Southland Conference) which ties a school record. Tabary's 22 TDs on the season are third most for the Cowboys.

The Cowboys trailed by double-digits most of the night, but cut it to 49-43 late on a 55-yard strike from Tabary to Tavarious Battiste. But Sam Houston State (9-0, 7-0) responded quickly with a Ragan Henderson 2-yard TD run that put it away.

2018 Southland Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
McNeese2-03-0
Abilene Christian1-02-1
Central Arkansas1-02-1
Northwestern State1-02-1
Incarnate Word1-01-2
Sam Houston State0-01-1
Lamar0-11-2
Nicholls0-11-2
Stephen F. Austin0-10-2
Southeastern Louisiana0-10-3
Houston Baptist0-21-2