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Southeastern shreds Houston Baptist 61-24 in home opener

2 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Saturday, October 16 2021 Oct 16, 2021 October 16, 2021 9:44 PM October 16, 2021 in News
Source: Associated Press

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Cole Kelley completed 31-of-38 passes for 396 yards and five touchdowns, and Southeastern Louisiana beat Houston Baptist 61-24 on Saturday.

Kelley completed passes to 13 different receivers and spread his five scores across four recipients. Kelley threw two touchdowns to Austin Mitchell.

The Lions (5-0, 3-1 Southland Conference), ranked 11th in the FCS, reached double-digit point totals in each quarter: 13, 21, 10 and 17. They outgained the Huskies (0-6, 0-3) in total yards 634-295.

Southeastern Louisiana entered the game averaging 556.6 yards and 48.6 points per game while leading the nation in third-down conversion percentage (58.1%). The Lions were 8 for 12 on third down.

Orion Olivas threw for three touchdowns for Houston Baptist. The Huskies’ last win was Oct. 3, 2020, when they beat Eastern Kentucky 33-30.

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