Briscoe leads SHSU to 7th straight win over SFA 27-16

Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 325 yards and one score and ran for another as Sam Houston State knocked off Stephen F. Austin 27-16 in the 92nd Battle of the Piney Woods on Saturday.

Briscoe, who rushed once in the game, made that a good one as he dropped back to pass, found an opening on the left side and sprinted 26 yards for the final score with 4:55 left to secure SHSU’s seventh straight win over SFA. It is the longest win streak for either team in the series.

Briscoe threw the 85th touchdown toss of his career to take over the school record. Davion Davis caught 13 passes for 151 yards and one touchdown and Corey Avery rushed for 85 yards and a score for SHSU (4-1, 2-1 Southland Conference).

The Bearkats jumped out to a 17-0 lead before SFA closed to 17-13 late in the first half.

After Michigan’s Week 4 trip to Purdue, coach Jim Harbaugh made headlines when he complained that the Ross-Ade Stadium accommodations were not so accommodating, from a medical table “out of the 1920s” to a missing X-ray machine to a lack of air conditioning that sent some players to the team bus to cool off. He called for his fellow Big Ten coaches to join him in asking for improvements. Purdue quickly responded via a statement that it would never put player safety in jeopardy for the sake of gamesmanship. It pointed out that a Michigan staffer had done a walk-through of Ross-Ade in July and that its visiting team manual reads, in bold type “there is no air conditioning in the locker room.” A request can be made for temporary AC, but according to Purdue, Michigan filed no such request.

Over the past two weeks, dozens of coaches have been asked to address Harbaugh’s concerns. Some, including archrival Ohio State’s leader Urban Meyer, backed him up. Most, however, have Nike NFL Jerseys China shrugged it off, just as they have shrugged off old tables and no air conditioning for nearly 150 years of college football. That’s especially true for Cheap Jerseys NFL Captain Comeback’s coaching elders.

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