HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns with Nathan Stewart catching seven for 147 yards and two scores as Sam Houston State opened Southland Conference play with a dominating 66-17 win over Nicholls on Saturday night.

Javin Webb rushed for 85 yards as SHSU (3-0, 1-0) piled up 619 yards in total offense, while limiting Nicholls (2-2, 1-1) to 307 yards.

The Bearkats started fast as Briscoe hit Stewart on a 56-yard scoring strike on the second play of the game. Remus Bulmer ran for a 38-yard score in the first quarter and SHSU scored 24 points in the second period to lead 38-3 going into the break.

The Bearkats’ Yedidiah Louis caught three passes, giving him 230 in his career to become the all-time conference leader.

Sam Houston State, starting 3-0 for two straight seasons for just the third time in its history, has won 11 straight against Nichols.


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