Sam Houston holds on for 18-13 victory over Utah Tech

Oct 22, 2022, 9:33 AM | Updated: 9:34 pm

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Keegan Shoemaker threw a touchdown pass, Seth Morgan kicked three field goals and Sam Houston held off Utah Tech 18-13 on Saturday night.

Morgan’s first field goal was a 20-yarder midway through the second quarter and tied the game 3-3 at halftime.

Morgan connected from 31 and 28 yards out on back-to-back third-quarter drives for Sam Houston (4-2, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference) before Shoemaker hit Al’Vonte Woodard for an 8-yard touchdown with 53 seconds left in the period for an 18-3 advantage.

Connor Brooksby’s second field goal and Victor Gabalis’ 10-yard touchdown pass to Joey Hobert got Utah Tech (1-6, 0-3) within five points with 6:33 left to play. But the Trailblazers turned the ball over on downs with 28 seconds remaining on their next possession after the Bearkats sacked Gabalis on back-to-back plays.

Shoemaker completed 23 of 40 passes for 278 yards with an interception for Sam Houston. He also rushed for 70 yards on eight carries. Cody Chrest had 10 receptions for 154 yards.

Gabalis totaled 203 yards on 16-of-37 passing with an interception for Utah Tech.

___

More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, rear, fouls Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga during ...
Associated Press

Fontecchio lifts Jazz past Warriors in short-handed matchup

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Simone Fontecchio dunked with 1.4 seconds remaining off Nickeil Alexander-Walker’s steal and the Utah Jazz beat the Golden State Warriors 124-123 on Wednesday night in a matchup of short-handed teams. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins sat out for Golden State, while Utah was missing Lauri Markkanen and Mike […]
21 hours ago
Associated Press

Lawrence’s free throws give Vanderbilt 75-74 win over Pitt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tyrin Lawrence’s two free throws with 1.1 seconds left gave Vanderbilt a 75-74 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Pitt had taken the lead after Nelly Cummings capped an 8-0 run with a midrange jumper with 14.3 seconds remaining. Coming out of a timeout, Quentin Millora-Brown drove the baseline and passed […]
21 hours ago
Associated Press

Pearson scores 20 as Ball State takes down E. Illinois 76-59

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Mickey Pearson Jr. had 20 points in Ball State’s 76-59 victory against Eastern Illinois on Wednesday night. Pearson had nine rebounds for the Cardinals (5-4). Payton Sparks scored 12 points while shooting 6 of 9 from the field. Jarron Coleman shot 3 for 9, including 3 for 7 from beyond the […]
21 hours ago
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) wears sneakers with logos covered in tape with the words "I A...
Associated Press

Irving touts freedom on game sneakers after split with Nike

Kyrie Irving is a sneaker free agent and he used the Brooklyn Nets’ game Wednesday night to advertise it. Irving played with tape covering the logo on his black sneakers, two days after Nike ended its relationship with him. “I AM FREE Thank you God … I AM,” was written in gold marker on the […]
21 hours ago
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) and Atlanta Hawks forward AJ Griffin (14) vie for a rebo...
Associated Press

Randle, Knicks win 113-89 after Hawks lose another starter

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Trae Young’s sneakers proclaimed him the “King of Broadway,” Julius Randle was the one who ruled things inside Madison Square Garden. Randle had 34 points and 17 rebounds and the New York Knicks capitalized on another key Atlanta Hawks injury to coast to a 113-89 victory Wednesday night. Randle made […]
21 hours ago
Toronto Raptors forward O.G. Anunoby hangs from the rim as he watches his shot bounce off the rim d...
Associated Press

Siakam scores 25 points, Raptors rout short-handed Lakers

TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors routed Los Angeles 126-113 on Wednesday night, beating a short-handed Lakers team playing without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. James sat out because of a sore left ankle, one night after he played 36 minutes in a 116-102 loss at […]
21 hours ago
Sam Houston holds on for 18-13 victory over Utah Tech