SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Shaun Rutherford threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Texas St. beat Stephen F. Austin 41-37 on Saturday night.
In the first quarter, Rutherford scored on a 5-yard run and connected with Chase Harper on a 16-yard pass for another touchdown. But it was Will Johnson who got the Bobcats on the scoreboard first with a field goal.
In the third quarter, Rutherford connected with Isaiah Battle for a 98-yarder and again with Harper. Rutherford was 21 of 26 for 301 yards passing.
Cordell Roberson broke the record for all-time touchdown receptions for Stephen F. Austin and the Southland Conference. He needed two TDs coming into the game to surpass the 31 touchdown receptions of Simmie Yarborough (Southeastern Louisiana).
Gus Johnson scored twice for the Lumberjacks, once on a 28-yard run and on a 10-yard pass from Brady Attaway. Johnson's touchdown reception was his first.
|TXSTSM||Will Johnson 48 yd FG|
|TXSTSM||Shaun Rutherford 5 yd run (Will Johnson kick)|
|SFA||Jordan Wiggs 32 yd FG|
|TXSTSM||Chase Harper 16 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)|
|SFA||Cordell Roberson 36 yd pass from Brady Attaway (Jordan Wiggs kick)|
|TXSTSM||Will Johnson 52 yd FG|
|TXSTSM||Marcus Curry 1 yd run (Will Johnson kick)|
|SFA||Gus Johnson 10 yd pass from Brady Attaway (Jordan Wiggs kick)|
|TXSTSM||Isaiah Battle 98 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)|
|TXSTSM||Chase Harper 9 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)|
|SFA||Gus Johnson 28 yd run (Jordan Wiggs kick)|
|SFA||Cordell Roberson 2 yd pass from Brady Attaway (Jordan Wiggs kick)|
|SFA||Gus Johnson 6 yd run (missed kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||8-17||4-11|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||114||260|
|Punt Return Yds||5||22|
|Time of Poss.||28:28||31:32|
|SFA: Gus Johnson 15-104, Doug Gentry 7-23, Destin Mosley 1-2, Ryan Gambel 1--1, Cordell Roberson 1--3, Brady Attaway 2--5|
|TXSTSM: Isaiah Battle 3-59, Shaun Rutherford 8-48, Marcus Curry 16-29, Terrence Franks 6-12, Robert Lowe 2-10|
|SFA: Brady Attaway 44-68-385-2, Team 0-1-0-0|
|TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 21-26-301-0|
|SFA: Ryan Gambel 11-97, Cordell Roberson 10-109, Marquis Mosley 7-43, Mike Brooks 6-67, De'Vante Lacy 4-24, DJ Ward 2-13, Aaron Thomas 2-12, Doug Gentry 1-10, Gus Johnson 1-10|
|TXSTSM: Isaiah Battle 6-140, Chase Harper 5-48, Andy Erickson 3-62, Deche Milburn 3-28, Marcus Curry 2-12, Terrence Franks 1-7, Benjamin Ijah 1-4|