Lions fall to Sam Houston St. in playoffs 21-17
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The Southeastern Lions season came to an end when they lost to Sam Houston State 21-17 Saturday afternoon.
Lions QB Bryan Bennett went 17-for-48 with 181 yards passing, but rushed for both of Southeastern's TDs.
Southeastern only capitalized for 3 points off of 4 Sam Houston State turnovers. The Lions only gave up 269 total yards, 119 in the air and 150 on the ground.
After a blocked field goal, Donavan Williams scored the game winning touchdown with a 5 yard run with just over 7 minutes left in the game. Southeastern failed to score on their final three drives, which included a punt and two turnovers on downs.
Earlier in the 4th, Bennett had a 2 yard TD run to put the Lions up 17-14 with 11:11 left to play.
The Bearcats scored 14 unanswered points to start the second half, including a 3 yard TD run by Jalen Overstreet midway through the 3rd and a 1 yard run by Williams on the first play of the 4th.
Southeastern held a 10-0 lead at the half. The game started with the Bearkats Ridgeway Frank fumbling the opening kick which was recovered by Tyler Stoddard at the Sam Houston State 20 yard line. But the Lions could only manage to get a field goal.
The Lions opened up the lead on the 2nd play of the 2nd quarter with a 9 yard touchdown run by Bennett, capping off an 8 play, 62 yard drive.
Sam Houston State will face the No. 3 seed Jacksonville State next Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be steamed live on ESPN3.com and the watchESPN app.
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