Eric Schmid threw for all four of his touchdowns in the opening 23 minutes during a 27-0 run and Sam Houston cruised past Houston Baptist 37-14 on Saturday.
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Shelton Eppler passed for 306 yards and ran for the winning score as Northwestern State came from 14 points down to upset Sam Houston State 31-28 on Saturday.
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Ife Adeyi had 197 yards receiving and caught two touchdown passes to lead Sam Houston State past Abilene Christian 24-10 on Saturday.
Breylin Smith threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns, including a 15-yarder to Tyler Hudson with 3:57 remaining, and Central Arkansas held off Sam Houston State 29-25 on Saturday night.
Ryan Humphries threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Ife Adeyi and Sam Houston State forced a pair of turnovers, all in the second half, as Sam Houston State beat Nicholls 17-0 on Saturday night.
Bailey Giffen kicked a 27-yard field goal and Michael Lawson had an interception in the third overtime to give Lamar a 20-17 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday.
Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin both admitted mistakes were made after a video showed Sam Houston State's kicker pushing an associate band director from SFA.
Donovan Williams ran for two scores, Ty Brock threw a touchdown pass and Sam Houston State scored 17 fourth-quarter points to rally to beat Stephen F. Austin 31-20 on Saturday in a game that featured nine turnovers.
Ty Brock overcame two interceptions with three touchdown passes and helped rally Sam Houston to a 28-17 win over McNeese on Saturday night.
Eric Schmid had five touchdown passes and threw for 531 yards to lead Sam Houston State to a 45-6 rout of Incarnate Word on Saturday night in a Southland Conference opener.
Noah Larson forced a fumble recovered by Jalen Morrison as North Dakota halted a Sam Houston State drive late in the game to preserve a 27-23 victory on Saturday afternoon.
Toneil Carter ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns, Donovan Williams gained 117 yards rushing and Sam Houston State had its largest margin of victory in 70 years, defeating NAIA-member Oklahoma Panhandle State 77-0 on Saturday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Ahmari Davis scored two touchdowns and Andrew Shelly hit four field goals to lead New Mexico to a 39-31 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the season-opener for both schools.
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Confirmed through sources that Marshall is expected to hire Sam Houston State's Tim Cramsey as offensive coordinator (pending a background check). WSAZ-TV first reported the move. Cramsey has also coordinated offenses at Nevada, Montana State and New Hampshire.
Aaron Stinnie, Andrew Ankrah and Jordan Brown of James Madison were named to The Associated Press All-America first team as the Dukes try to defend their national title.
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