Sam Houston drills SFA 63-28, wins Battle of the Piney Woods at NRG

HOUSTON (AP) - Sam Houston State beat Stephen F. Austin 63-28 at NRG Stadium on Saturday, winning the Battle of the Piney Woods for a sixth straight year.

Jeremiah Briscoe threw for a career-high 438 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns.

Briscoe, whose previous high was 369 yards, threw for 344 yards and five scores in the first half. The junior has passed for 300-plus yards in all four games this year.

Nathan Stewart hauled in five of Briscoe's tosses for 183 yards and two touchdowns and Yedidiah Louis grabbed seven for 119 yards and two scores. Remus Bulmer led all rushers with 119 yards on 14 carries.

The victory gave SHSU coach K.C. Keller his 200th career victory.

Sam Houston State (4-0, 2-0 Southland Conference) was ahead 35-0 before the Lumberjacks scored in the second quarter. The Bearkats led 42-7 at the break.

Tamrick Pace caught 11 passes for 144 yards and one score to lead SFA (3-2, 2-1).

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