HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Jeremiah Briscoe and Jared Johnson combined to throw for 455 yards and five touchdowns as Sam Houston State picked up its first win of the season, a 63-14 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.
Briscoe completed 13 of 16 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson finished with 230 yards on 17-of-22 passing and two scores. Gerald Thomas grabbed eight passes for a career high 164 yards and two touchdowns and LaDarius Brown caught five passes for 84 yards and two scores for the Bearkats (1-2, 1-1 Southland Conference).
Houston Baptist (1-3, 0-2) answered the Bearkats and tied the score at 14 when Terrance Peters broke for an 82-yard scoring run with 6:12 left in the half. Sam Houston State scored twice to go up 28-14 at the half and the Huskies never threatened again.
Sam Houston had 727 total yards while limiting the Huskies to 296.
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