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Sam Houston survives late scare, beats Monmouth 21-15

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Isaiah Downes intercepted a fourth-down pass in the end zone with less than a minute on the clock and Sam Houston State escaped the opening round of the FCS playoffs with a 21-15 win over a rallying Monmouth on Saturday.

The fourth-ranked and No. 2-seeded Bearkats, improved to 14-0 in FCS Playoff games at Bowers Stadium. They will host the winner of the Eastern Washington at North Dakota State game.

Ramo Jefferson gained 95 yards on nine carries for Sam Houston State (7-0) with touchdown runs of 56 and 3 yards. On his second touchdown, Jefferson was hit at the line of scrimmage on third-and-goal, but he stayed upright and dragged a knot of defenders three yards across the goal line early in the third quarter.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Muskett1039
Passing TDs: T. Muskett9
Rushing Yards: J. Farri520
Rushing TDs: J. Farri10
Receiving Yards: T. Greene Jr.425
Receiving TDs: T. Greene Jr.4
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/12 at Albany Postponed
9/19 at Maine Postponed
9/26 vs. Fordham Postponed
10/3 vs. Wagner Postponed
10/24 vs. Campbell Postponed
10/31 vs. Charleston Southern Postponed
11/7 at Hampton Postponed
11/21 vs. Kennesaw State Postponed
3/27 vs. Charleston Southern W 35 - 17
4/3 at Gardner-Webb W 48 - 19
4/10 vs. Kennesaw State W 42 - 17
4/17 at Robert Morris Cancelled
4/24 at Sam Houston L 15 - 21
Big South
  Conference Overall
11 Monmouth 3-0 3-1
17 Kennesaw State 2-1 4-1
Charleston Southern 2-2 2-2
Hampton 0-0 0-0
Campbell 0-0 0-4
North Alabama 0-0 0-4
Gardner-Webb 0-2 2-2
Robert Morris 0-2 0-3
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1767 (60)
Passing Yards: 1039 (53)
Rushing Yards: 728 (50)
Points per game: 35.0 (11)
Yards per game: 441.8 (12)
Touchdowns: 20 (34)
Field Goals: 0 (98)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1182 (19)
Passing Yards: 785 (26)
Rushing Yards: 397 (15)
Points per game: 18.5 (17)
Yards per game: 295.5 (22)
Touchdowns: 8 (16)
Field Goals: 4 (39)
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