Scores

Final

Sam Houston 29

(9-5, 4-3 Southland)

SE Louisiana 30

(11-2, 7-0 Southland)

Coverage: GamePlan

8:00 PM ET, December 7, 2013

Strawberry Stadium, Hammond, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 21 0 2 629
SELA 7 17 0 630

Top Performers

Passing: B. Bennett (SELA) - 286 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Bennett (SELA) - 19 CAR, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Smiley (SELA) - 8 REC, 119 YDS, 1 TD

Southeastern Louisiana defeats Sam Houston 30-29

Associated Press

HAMMOND, Louisiana -- Bryan Bennett marched his team 85 yards in six plays for the winning touchdown with 36 seconds remaining as Southeastern Louisiana came back to defeat Sam Houston State 30-29 Saturday night and win the FCS second round playoff.

Southeastern Louisiana (11-2) advances to play New Hampshire next week.

Bennett, who finished with 369 total yards and three touchdowns, completed six consecutive passes on the last scoring drive. He hit Jeff Smiley from one yard out for the score, the lead and the victory.

Sam Houston (9-5) jumped out to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter. The Lions then scored 17 unanswered points to lead 24-21 at the half.

Sam Houston scored 8 points in the second half. Eric Fieilo sacked Bennett for a safety before Brian Bell rushed for a 2-yard touchdown.

Tim Flanders led the Bearkats with 82 yards rushing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
SELA
1st Downs1527
Total Yards302495
Passing15286
Rushing287209
Penalties5-244-17
3rd Down Conversions0-115-15
4th Down Conversions0-31-1
Turnovers02
Possession27:4732:13

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell3/15151.000
Southeastern LouisianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bennett19/332868.721

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Flanders21823.9110
Hill66911.5057
Southeastern LouisianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett19834.4113
Harrell66110.2145

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sincere188.008
Thomas144.004
Southeastern LouisianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smiley811914.9140
Fruge'611619.3133

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUSELA
TD11:21Torrance Williams 11 Yd Run (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 70
TD10:36DeAntrey Loche 12 Yd Interception Return (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 140
TD06:18Bryan Bennett 5 Yd Run (Seth Sebastian Kick) 147
TD01:35Timothy Flanders 3 Yd Run (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 217
SECOND QUARTERSHSUSELA
FG07:56Seth Sebastian 25 Yd 2110
TD04:41Rasheed Harrell 45 Yd Run (Seth Sebastian Kick) 2117
TD00:32Marquis Fruge' 16 Yd Pass From Bryan Bennett (Seth Sebastian Kick) 2124
THIRD QUARTERSHSUSELA
SF07:27Bryan Bennett Tackled By Eric Fieilo In End Zone 2324
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUSELA
TD10:58Brian Bell 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2924
TD00:36Jeff Smiley 1 Yd Pass From Bryan Bennett (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2930