Sam Houston beats Southern Utah in FCS playoffs
Hunstville, Texas Southern Utah's first trip to the FCS playoffs didn't last long.
Sam Houston State's Timothy Flanders rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, leading the Bearkats to a 51-20 first-round victory over the Thunderbirds.
The win was Sam Houston's 22nd straight at Bowers Stadium. It moved the Bearkats into the FCS quarterfinals next week against Southeastern Louisiana, the No. 4 national seed.
Southern Utah, which jumped to a 10-0 lead midway through in the first quarter, finished its season with an 8-5 record.