Loss in overtime keeps Bearkats from breaking even

The attempt for the Bearkats to even their conference record at 3-3 fell just short, losing to Southeastern Louisiana 30-27 in overtime.

The Kats had a golden opportunity at the end of the fourth quarter with Taylor Wilkins set up for a 32-yard field goal attempt, but it was blocked by Tommy Connors to send the game into overtime.

Sam Houston got the ball first in overtime and Wilkins put them ahead with a 30-yard field goal.

With Southeastern Louisiana knowing what it needed to win the game, quarterback Brian Babin hooked up with Chris Wilson for the game winning 14-yard touchdown.

Bomar’s first score came in the first quarter when he hooked up with Catron Houston on a 73-yard pass, the first of two scores for the pair on the day.

Wilkins added a 30-yard field goal, on a 16 play, 69-yard drive. The score would stay the same at the end of the first half

The Lions started the second half quickly. Jay Lucas put the Lions on the board with a 39-yard rushing touchdown to put the Lions within 3, 10-7.

After a failed fourth down conversion by the Bearkats Babin led the Lions down the field and threw a 62-yard TD pass to give them the lead.

Bomar answered right back with a 76-yard touchdown pass to Houston again.

With less than six minutes left, the Lions tied the score at 17 all on a Jeff Turner 34-yard field goal.

James Aston gave SHSU a 24-17 lead with 3:30 left in the game, but Babin found Lucas on a 60-yard touchdown pass to tie it up at 24-24.

That set up Connors’ heroics with his block of Wilkin’s field goal, which ultimately sent the game to overtime and a Lions victory.

It is the first time since 2005 that Southeastern Louisiana won a SLC game on the road.

Bomar broke the all-time record for passing yards for a career in school history. Bomar has thrown for 52,227 yards in his career, including the 506 he had on Saturday, which is the second most in school history.

The Bearkats take on Texas State-San Marcos at Bowers Stadium at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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