The Sam Houston State University football team traveled to Albuquerque as they opened the 2019 season with a 39-31 loss to the New Mexico Lobos.
1Q 1:57 | After forcing a three-and-out to open the game, the Bearkats surrendered a couple of field goals. The Lobos found some tempo late in the first quarter with a 43-yard touchdown run to jump out to a 13-0 lead.
2Q 3:19 | UNM found the end zone with a 1-yard touchdown run after starting the drive deep in its own territory thanks to a 60-yard punt by junior Matt McRobert.
2Q 0:59 | Brock led the Kats down the field to set up a 46-yard field goal by Connor Crow.
HALFTIME | UNM 22 – SHSU 16
3Q 12:40| Schmid helped SHSU grab the momentum out of the locker room with a 13-yard touchdown pass to sophomore transfer Toneil Carter. The aerial strike gave the Kats their first lead of the day as they jumped on top 23-22.
3Q 1:02 | After a UNM field goal with 5:12 on the clock, SHSU took a gamble on 4th down and failed to convert. The Bearkats defense gave up a touchdown four plays later and the Lobos had a 32-23 lead at the end of the third quarter.
4Q 13:41 | UNM’s ground game tacked on another touchdown, and the lead swells to 39-23.
4Q 3:01 | Sophomore Donovan Williams punched his way into the end zone with a rushing touchdown for the Kats. Brock connected with Woody Brandom for the two-point conversion to make it a one-possession game down 39-31.
4Q 2:48 | After SHSU recovered an onside kick, Brock and the Bearkats used a little trickery as a flea-flicker to Brandom went for 32 yards. UNM’s defense held strong after that, shutting down SHSU and holding on for a 39-31 victory.
Ty Brock: 21/38, 258 yards – TD
Eric Schmid: 14/21, 185 yards – TD
Leading Receiver: Dee Bowens: 9 receptions – 130 yards – TD
Leading Rusher: Kyran Jackson: 15 carries – 74 yards
SHSU: 12 (104 yards)
UNM: 9 (90 yards)
SHSU will have its first home game of the year Sept. 7 against the Oklahoma Panhandle Aggies. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. at Bowers Stadium in Huntsville.