It was a great bounce back win for the Sam Houston State. Despite losing senior running back Keshawn Hill early to injury, the Bearkats moved the ball down the field better than last game against Colorado State – Pueblo. Sophomore quarterback Jared Johnson did a lot better job completing passes, looking more comfortable because of the offensive line’s blocking. Redshirt freshman running back Jalen Overstreet had a big game with nine carries for 132 yards and a touchdown.
The Bearkat defense did a better job finishing tackles. However, they continue to struggle covering the deep ball. The Kats had too many penalties that helped the Cardinals get the ball down the field. The Bearkats did forced three fumbles and one interception.
Special Teams: B
The Bearkat special teams forced the Lamar punter to punt out of bounds on all his punts. The special teams gave the offense great field position. On the other side of the ball, the Kats limited big returns by the Cardinals.