HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Eric Schmid threw for 428 yards and a pair of second-half touchdown passes to lead Sam Houston State to a 43-38 victory over Southeastern Louisiana in the season opener for both teams.
Schmid threw a 78-yard touchdown pass to Ife Adeyi with 4:15 left in the third quarter.
The Bearkats used an off-balance formation to help Schmid connect on a 30-yard scoring throw to CJ Turner to stretch the Bearkats’ lead to 40-31 early in the fourth.
Cole Kelley had 462 yards passing and four touchdown passes for the Lions.
On their last series, Kelley led a six-play drive to the Bearkats 22, but they couldn’t convert on fourth-and-2.