HOUSTON -- Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 504 yards and six touchdowns, breaking a school record for touchdown passes in a season, and Sam Houston State remained perfect with a 56-43 win over McNeese State on Saturday night.
Briscoe's 40 TDs breaks Dustin Long's record of 39 set in 2004.
A number of other milestones were reached during the game, which featured 1,204 yards of offense. Bearkats receiver Nathan Stewart broke a program record with 268 yards receiving, adding three touchdowns along the way.
James Tabary threw five touchdown passes for McNeese State (5-5, 4-4 Southland Conference) which ties a school record. Tabary's 22 TDs on the season are third most for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys trailed by double-digits most of the night, but cut it to 49-43 late on a 55-yard strike from Tabary to Tavarious Battiste. But Sam Houston State (9-0, 7-0) responded quickly with a Ragan Henderson 2-yard TD run that put it away.
J.J. Taylor fields the kickoff and returns it 89 yards for the TD.
James Tabary threw for two touchdowns in the first half as McNeese held off Nicholls for a 20-10 win in an early Southland Conference showdown on Saturday night.
James Morgan threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns and Shawndarrius Phillips and Napoleon Maxwell each ran for two more scores as Florida International thrashed UMass, 63-24 on Saturday night.
Daniel Santacaterina hit Austin Crump on a 14-yard scoring pass with 25 seconds left, Marquis Terry ran for 311 yards and four touchdowns to set school and conference single-game rushing records, and Southeast Missouri State beat Southern Illinois...
Ja'Quan Keys ran for 232 yards and four touchdowns, three in the first half, as Indiana State beat Eastern Illinois, 55-41 on Saturday night.
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