HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Ryan Humphries threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Ife Adeyi and Sam Houston State forced three turnovers in beating Nicholls 17-0 on Saturday night.
Sam Houston State (5-3, 4-1 Southland Conference) rebounded from last week's 20-17 home loss to Lamar, holding FCS ninth-ranked Nicholls (4-3, 3-1) to 271 yards of offense. The victory marked the Bearkats' seventh straight win at home against a top 10-ranked team.
Sam Houston State's Ke'Shon Murray intercepted Chase Fourcade's pass near midfield, and Humphries connected with Adeyi for a score on the next play with 43 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Danzell Sims recovered a fumble late in the game for the Bearkats.
Humphries was 5-of-6 passing for 75 yards and added 39 yards rushing on 11 carries.
Sam Houston State stopped Nicholls twice on fourth down, had three sacks, and forced three turnovers. Fourcade finished 19-of-34 passing for 212 yards.
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