ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) – Keegan Shoemaker threw a touchdown pass, Seth Morgan kicked three field goals and Sam Houston held off Utah Tech 18-13 on Saturday night.
Morgan’s first field goal was a 20-yarder midway through the second quarter and tied the game 3-3 at halftime.
Morgan connected from 31 and 28 yards out on back-to-back third-quarter drives for Sam Houston (4-2, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference) before Shoemaker hit Al’Vonte Woodard for an 8-yard touchdown with 53 seconds left in the period for an 18-3 advantage.
Connor Brooksby’s second field goal and Victor Gabalis’ 10-yard touchdown pass to Joey Hobert got Utah Tech (1-6, 0-3) within five points with 6:33 left to play.But the Trailblazers turned the ball over on downs with 28 seconds remaining on their next possession after the Bearkats sacked Gabalis on back-to-back plays.
Gabalis totaled 203 yards on 16-of-37 passing with an interception for Utah Tech.
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