Sam Houston State football may have faced their toughest opponent of the season as the Bearkats fell to Louisiana State University 56-0 Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.
The Tigers’ offense had a total of 584 yards and 334 yards alone with the rushing attack.
SHSU struggled to keep the Tigers offense off of the field as LSU controlled the time of possession 35 minutes to the Bearkats 25. The Tigers was able to convert on third downs 8 of 12 times.
LSU’s quarterback Anthony Jennings completed 7 of 13 passes for 188 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Poor tackling and bad coverage once again was the problem for the Bearkats. Every time LSU’s wide receiver Travin Dural touched the ball, he scored. Duran finished with three catches for 140 yards and three touchdowns.
The defensive side of the ball for the Bearkats did not create an interception but did manage to create a fumble that was lost by LSU.
The Tigers rotated backups in with the starters and utilized Leonard Fournette, Darrel Williams and Kenny Hilliard, who each scored a touchdown.
On the opposite side of the ball, the Bearkats weren’t able to find any rhythm on offense by only picking up 206 total yards and had three turnovers.
The Bearkats return to Huntsville for a game next Saturday against Colorado State-Pueblo.