NCAAF Game Recap - Northwestern State at Sam Houston State
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:00 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Northwestern State 31, Sam Houston State 28

Nov 16, 2019, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Northwestern State (3-8)

7

17

7

0

31

Sam Houston State (6-5)

21

0

7

0

28

Northwestern State rallies to upend Sam Houston State 31-28
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:31 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 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.

The loss knocked the Bearkats (6-5, 5-3) out of a four-way tie for first in the Southland Conference.

Donovan Williams scored two early touchdowns, and a 23-yard interception return by Dwayne Williams staked Sam Houston to a 21-7 lead after a quarter.

Northwestern State (3-8, 3-5) turned the tables with a 17-point momentum swing in the second quarter. Eppler passed to Quan Shorts for a 78-yard pass play, Daniel Justino added a 43-yard field goal and Shemar Bartholomew returned an interception 96 yards for a 24-21 halftime lead.

The teams traded TD rushes in the third quarter with Eppler running in the game-winner from 5 yards out. The Bearkats were held to four punts and were intercepted on their final five possessions.

Sam Houston State's five losses have all been by a touchdown or less.

Passing

NWSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Eppler 42 26 61.9 2 306 67 1 90.0
SamHu Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Brock 20 10 50.0 0 146 38 3 34.6
E. Schmid 16 7 43.8 0 78 49 1 32.8

Rushing

NWSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Anderson 15 62 4.1 17 0
S. Eppler 10 31 3.1 10 1
SamHu Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Williams 23 152 6.6 20 3
I. Adeyi 1 4 4.0 4 0

Receiving

NWSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Price Jr. 4 114 28.5 67 1
A. Davis 6 94 15.7 42 0
SamHu Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Harvin 4 108 27.0 49 0
B. Tibbs 3 41 13.7 28 0

Fumbles

NWSt F FL
J. West 1 0
SamHu F FL
E. Schmid 1 0

Returning

NWSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Hester 0 - 0 0 4 3.3 0 7
R. Reed 2 3.5 0 7 0 - 0 0
SamHu KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Thomas 3 23.0 0 36 0 - 0 0
R. Humphries 0 - 0 0 2 6.5 0 10

Punting

NWSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
P. Pastorello 7 301 43.0 52
SamHu Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. McRobert 7 320 45.7 55

Takeaways

NWSt Int Yds InTD
J. Yarber 1 2 0
W. Hooper 1 0 0
SamHu Int Yds InTD
D. Williams 1 23 1

Team Stats Comparison

NWSt SamHu
Points For 31 28
Total Yards 380 359
Rushing Yards 74 135
Passing Yards 306 224
Passing Completions / Attempts 26/42 17/36
Turnovers 1 4
Interceptions Thrown 1 4
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 1/0
First Downs 21 19
Penalties - Yards 3/40 6/44
Time Of Possession 51:51 43:43
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/16 5/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/3 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 7/43 7/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter NWSt SamHu
SamHu 2:54 TD Donovan Williams 13 yd run (Hunter Pinegar kick) 0 7
NWSt 5:12 TD Kendrick Price 67 yd pass from Shelton Eppler (Daniel Justino kick) 7 7
SamHu 8:22 TD Donovan Williams 1 yd run (Hunter Pinegar kick) 7 14
SamHu 8:58 TD Dwayne Williams 23 yd interception return (Hunter Pinegar kick) 7 21
2nd Quarter NWSt SamHu
NWSt 7:33 TD Quan Shorts 1 yd pass from Shelton Eppler (Daniel Justino kick) 14 21
NWSt 12:08 FG Daniel Justino 43 yd FG 17 21
NWSt 14:41 TD Shemar Bartholomew 96 yd interception return (Daniel Justino kick) 24 21
3rd Quarter NWSt SamHu
SamHu 5:03 TD Donovan Williams 10 yd run (Hunter Pinegar kick) 24 28
NWSt 6:57 TD Shelton Eppler 5 yd run (Daniel Justino kick) 31 28
4th Quarter NWSt SamHu
No scores this quarter

Game Information

Stadium: Elliot T. Bowers Stadium, Huntsville, Texas
Attendance: 0
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