Freshmen Bearkats shine in shutout against Houston Baptist; 74-0
Published: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 1, 2013 00:09
Sam Houston State football second and third strings were able to see quality playing time in the 74-0 shutout against Houston Baptist University Saturday at Bowers Stadium.
The Bearkats rolled up 455 total offensive yards from 69 plays. Freshman running back Steven Hicks, headed the Bearkats in rushing with 99 yards on 17 carries.
Torrance Williams caught two passes for 72 yards from the arm of quarterback Brian Bell. Williams spread the secondary up the seam for a 66 yard touchdown in the second quarter. The senior wide receiver replaced Trey Diller at punt return and kickoff return to accumulate two 4o plus yard returns.
Tonight’s game also allowed younger players to gain some experience. Freshmen Steven Hicks and Don King III both recorded their first collegiate touchdowns.
Sophomore Tristan Eche led the team in tackles with six recorded stops.
The Bearkat second team defense held the Huskies under 100 total offensive yards, silencing HBU to zero offensive productivity in the second half with three interceptions for 82 yards, and blocked 2 punts.
Coach Fritz says the team needed this game because game-like situations can only be replicated to a certain point.
This extends the Bearkats’ home winning streak to 15 and ties a school record. It is currently the longest win streak in FCS football.