November 2, 2013
Battle of the Piney Woods
HOUSTON (AP) — Brian Bell threw four touchdowns on 339 yards passing and Sam Houston State used four fourth-quarter touchdowns to edge Stephen F. Austin 56-49 on Saturday in the Battle of the Piney Woods.
The Bearkats (7-2, 3-1 Southland Conference) broke a 28-28 tie, scoring 28 points in less than three minutes to take a 56-28 lead over the Lumberjacks (3-6, 1-3) early in the fourth quarter.
Bell found Torrance Williams for a 38-yard touchdown reception to give Sam Houston State a 35-28 lead and two fumbles from Stephen F. Austin led to quick scores by the Bearkats. Sam Houston State capped the scoring spurt with a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown by DeAntrey Loche.
The Lumberjacks responded with 21 unanswered points to come within a touchdown, but the Bearkats recovered an onside kick to preserve the win.
Brady Attaway had 505 yards passing and five touchdowns to lead the Lumberjacks.
2014 Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP
The battle rages on next season, as Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin will square off in the 90th edition of this historic rivalry at Reliant Stadium on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. We’ll see you next year!
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