Terry tames Lions

Would you really expect anything else from D.D. Terry?

In what has become an almost ordinary performance this season, the senior running back from Willis once again continued to boggle minds with an absurd 278-yard, three touchdown rushing performance this past Saturday in the Bearkats 28-23 victory over Southeastern Louisiana.

The 278 yards rushing was the second-best rushing performance in Sam Houston State history, second only to McNeil Moore’s 286 yards in 1951.

Terry also earned Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season and third in the last five weeks.

The win kept alive the possibility of a Southland Conference Championship as the Kats have one regular season game remaining this Saturday at home against Texas State.

The Kats now stands at 6-4, 4-1 on the season and with a win this Saturday would at least clinch a tie for the Southland Conference. But in order to make the playoffs, Sam Houston must win and McNeese State (6-4, 4-1) must lose to Nicholls State (4-6, 2-3), which will be a home game for the Cowboys.

In the contest against the Lions, Sam Houston took a 10-3 lead into halftime, despite two missed opportunities in which the Kat’s missed two field goals.

However in the second half it was all Terry. He scored all three of his touchdowns in the second half on runs of 1, 51 and 12 yards. It was a far cry from the limited outing Terry had in last week’s game against Stephen F. Austin, where he was limited to a season-low 32 yards.

Also highlighting the win was the fact that Curtis Parks connected on all four of his extra point attempts, the first time this season that Sam Houston didn’t miss one in a game.

Brett Hicks was solid, but not spectacular, completing 11-of-25 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown pass to Blake Martin.

The Lions were held to only 53 yards rushing by the Kats’ defense; however, they did throw for 328 yards.

Now comes the game of the season this Saturday at Bowers Stadium against Texas State at 2 p.m. Perhaps with a little luck, the Kats’ can move on.

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