Shoemaker sparks comeback, Sam Houston tops A&M-Commerce

Sep 17, 2022, 8:38 AM | Updated: 8:46 pm

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Zach Hrbacek rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown, backup quarterback Keegan Shoemaker led a second-half comeback and Sam Houston beat Texas A&M-Commerce 27-17 on Saturday night.

Sam Houston starting quarterback Jordan Yates threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown as Texas A&M-Commerce pulled within 10-7 in the third quarter. Sam Houston opted for Shoemaker on the next drive and he responded by leading three scoring drives.

Cody Chrest made a one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone to stretch the Sam Houston lead to 17-7. After TAMUC trimmed it to 17-10, Chris Hicks returned the ensuing kickoff 46 yards and Hrbacek scored five plays later.

Hrbacek set up the final score with 41 more yards on the ground, leading to a 46-yard field goal by Seth Morgan for Sam Houston (1-2).

Texas A&M-Commerce (1-2) managed just 84 yards of total offense in the first half and got its first offensive touchdown with 31 seconds left in the game.

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