Sam Houston State forces 3 turnovers, beats Nicholls 17-0

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Ryan Humphries threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Ife Adeyi and Sam Houston State forced a pair of turnovers, all in the second half, as Sam Houston State beat 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.

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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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