Articles Tagged “defense”

  • SHSU Football 018 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Enjoy Bye in 1st Round of FCS Playoffs

    Though the top-seeded Bearkat football team doesn’t have to worry about playing Saturday, they will be glued to ESPN3 on their computers to find out who will be their opponent in the second round of the NCAA Division I playoffs next Saturday Dec. 3…

  • Hornets vs New Caney (Courtesy DJ Shafer-Huntsville Item)

    The Streak Continues

    Coming off their biggest win in the last couple of years, the Hornets could have let up a little Friday. It would have been understandable had Huntsville limped through a homecoming game against a struggling and much smaller squad from New Caney.

    Huntsville’s defense did not let up in the least. The Hornets dominated New Caney, holding the Eagles to 55 total yards of offense in a 23-0 Huntsville victory at Bowers Stadium…

  • Hornets Celebrate Humble Victory (Courtesy ItemOnline.com)

    From Frustrating to Fabulous?

    What began as one of the Hornets’ most frustrating seasons may turn out to be one of Huntsville’s most rewarding campaigns ever.

    The Hornets are in the hunt — the playoff hunt and the championship hunt. That’s remarkable considering the amount of adversity thrown in the Hornets’ path this season…

  • SHSU Football Homecoming vs Nicholls (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    Bearkats Remain Undefeated

    There was seemingly no stopping the Bearkats on Saturday, especially not on homecoming day. From the first snap until time ran out, Sam Houston’s defense harassed the Colonels, who could not come up with an answer.

    The 10th-ranked Kats forced five turnovers — three interceptions and two fumble recoveries — on their way to a 47-7 rout of Nicholls to remain unbeaten and take sole possession of first place in the Southland Conference…

  • SHSU Football 009 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Bearkats Defense Continues to Make a Name for Itself

    It’s hard to keep a good thing quiet for long and with one impressive performance after another against some solid teams, the Bearkats defense has made a name for itself that speaks very loudly.

    Coming into the season, the Kats wanted to be the best defense in the Southland Conference from the defensive line all the way to the secondary. In doing so, Sam Houston have put together a squad that is, statistically, one of the best in the country….

  • SHSU Football 008 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Now 4-0 Heading into Battle of the Piney Woods

    The Bearkats found a way to get it done.

    Back at Bowers Stadium after a long road trip to New Mexico, Sam Houston and UTSA were locked in a game dominated by defense Saturday. First downs and points came at a premium in this one.

    The 16th-ranked Bearkats made enough big plays on both sides of the ball in the second half and prevailed 22-7…

  • SHSU Football - Taylor Bros (Courtesy GoBearkats.com-DJ Shafer)

    Brothers Help Spark the ‘Kats Defense

    Courtesy: GoBearkats.com / Gene Schallenberg / Huntsville Item From the time they were six years old, hardly anything could come between twin brothers Darnell and Darius Taylor and football. Even as their senior seasons at…

  • SHSU Football 007 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Defense Earns National Rankings

    With 11 of the top 12 team leaders in tackles back from a squad that led the Southland Conference in rush defense last year, Sam Houston is putting up numbers that rank high in the NCAA Division I FCS national statistics.

    The Bearkat defense stands No. 2 nationally in rushing defense (42.0 yards per game), No. 3 in scoring defense (8.0), No. 7 in total defense (243.5) and No. 10 in quarterback sacks (3.5)…

  • Western Illinois 2 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Ready for the Rematch

    Courtesy GoBearkats.com Football’s a tough enough game when everyone’s pulling together and everyone knows what they’re doing. But for a team that lacks a true identity, one that is youthful and inexperienced, the game can…

  • SHSU Football 005 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Last Scrimmage of the Preseason

    The plan for Tuesday night was rather simple.

    With the season opener right around the corner, the Bearkats did not want to do anything that would reverse their progress.

    With a few players nursing injuries, the Kats took it a little light in their final scrimmage of the preseason…