HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Jeremiah Briscoe passed for 325 yards and five touchdowns in little more than a half as unbeaten Sam Houston State sprinted away from Texas Southern 66-17 on Saturday night, its best start since 1964.
Briscoe completed 19 of 26 passes with three touchdown strikes to Davion Davis and one each to Yedidiah Louis and Tyler Scott. The Bearkats, top-ranked in the FCS coaches poll, built a 28-0 lead in the first quarter. Sam Houston State is 8-0 for the second time in program history and trails the 1956 squad that began 10-0.
Briscoe and the Bearkats started with a bang, as he found a streaking Davis (six catches, 184 yards) for a 79-yard score just two minutes in. None of Sam Houston's first eight scoring drives lasted longer than 1:43 and three were under a minute.
Brad Woodard scored both touchdowns for Texas Southern (3-5) on runs of 61 and 1 yards.
At the end of the first quarter, Iowa continues its tradition with the Stead Family Children's Hospital as they share a wave of recognition.
Devon Benn scored on runs of 11 and two yards, Jarmarqueza Mims added a 25-yard run and the consecutive touchdowns lifted Southern to a 29-27 victory over Alabama A&M in a Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.
Stanford QB K.J. Costello tosses a pass into the end zone to WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside, who leaps high to make the catch for the score.
Brian Lewerke completes a 11-yard TD pass to Matt Dotson, just before the end of the half to extend Michigan States lead over Indiana.
Troy QB Kaleb Parker throws a dart to WR Sidney Davis for a 22-yard TD.
Auburn's Jordyn Peters blocks Arkansas' punt, leading to a touchdown on the next drive.
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