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Sam Houston State vs. Texas Southern: Bearkats blow out Tigers at BBVA Compass Stadium

The Sam Houston State Bearkats defeated the Texas Southern Tigers Thursday night, 50-6.

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Bearkats defeat Tigers at BBVA Compass Stadium

Sam Houston State defeated Texas Southern Thursday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, 50-6. The Tigers only score came on a second quarter touchdown, but the extra point attempt was blocked and taken back to the opposite end zone by Bearkats defensive back Ken Jenkins for a safety.

Other than that one highlight for Texas Southern that quickly turned into one for Sam Houston State, it was all Bearkats in this one.

TSU won the pre-game coin toss and received the ball first. The Kats immediately began tackling the Tigers for losses and sacking the quarterback. In fact, by halftime, TSU had 10 plays go for a loss, while SHSU had just two.

With the Kats leading 33-6 to start the third quarter, all the No. 9-ranked SHSU squad could do was pile on. With freshman quarterback Chris Grett in the game, SHSU scored touchdowns with backup running backs Keshawn Hill and Ridgeway Frank.

Miguel Antonio converted on a field goal late in the game to cement the final the score.

For Sam Houston, the win snaps a two-game winning streak and it's the first victory over a Division I opponent this season. The Bearkats face rival Stephen F. Austin next Saturday in the annual Battle of the Piney Woods at Reliant Stadium.

TSU extended its losing streak to four games.

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Bearkats lead Tigers at halftime, 33-6

The Sam Houston State Bearkats lead the Texas Southern Tigers at halftime, 33-6. Sam Houston got off to a 14-0 start against Texas Southern in the first quarter, before extending their lead in the second.

SHSU quarterback Brian Bell found Terrance Robinson for a 60-yard touchdown to put the Kats up early in the first quarter. It took just two plays and 50 seconds for SHSU to reach end zone. Later in the quarter, Bell found Trey Diller on the strong side after a triple option toss for a 32-yard touchdown run.

The Tigers scored early in the second quarter, but on the point after touchdown attempt, the Bearkats blocked the field goal and defensive back Ken Jenkins returned it to the house for a two-point conversion for SHSU. That made the score 16-7.

SHSU scored another pair of touchdowns before the quarter ended, including a play action fake by Bell to Chance Nelson.

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Texas Southern hosts Sam Houston State Thursday

The Sam Houston State Bearkats face the Texas Southern Tigers Thursday night looking to snap a two-game losing streak after dropping games to Baylor and Central Arkansas.

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