Sophomore Richard Sincere rushed for 102 yards and a 40-yard touchdown and caught a 77-yard pass for another TD to lead Sam Houston to a 66-0 shutout of the Lamar Cardinals Saturday afternoon at Eliott T. Bowers Stadium.
The 66 points represented the second highest score for the Bearkats in a Southland Conference game. Sam Houston scored 69 against Nicholls in 1999.
The Bearkat offense rolled up 559 yards including 382 rushing and 177 passing.
Keyshawn Hill rushed 14 times for 135 yards and a touchdown, all in the second half.
Tim Flanders, the Southland Conference’s leading rusher, carried 13 times for 53 yards for three touchdowns in the first half.
Ryan Wilson carried 10 times for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Brian Bell completed 5 of 8 passes for 160 yards. His 77-yard strike to Sincere came on the opening offensive play of the game.
Sam Houston extended its season record to 8-0, the Bearkats’ best start since 1964. Going back to the final two games of 2010, SHSU owns a 10-game winning streak, the longest at the school since 1956.
The Bearkat defense created four turnovers. Three came on interceptions, two by Dax Swanson and one by Michael Wade. Swanson returned one pick 64 yards.
Kash David forced a fumble on a quarterback sack to set the second Bearkat touchdown. David led the team with six tackles including two for losses.
Sam Houston held Lamar to just 98 total yards (23 rushing and 75 passing).