HOUSTON, Texas (KETK) – Sam Houston edged Stephen F. Austin 17-16 in the 96th Battle of the Piney Woods from NRG Stadium.
 
SHSU improves to 2-2 and 1-0 in the WAC, while SFA falls to 2-3 and 0-1 in conference play. The Bearkats are not eligible for a conference championship due to classifying as an FBS program. The ‘Jacks are in contention for a WAC championship.
 
The Lumberjacks jumped out to a 13-0 lead.
 
Chris Campos converted a 31-yard field goal to open the scoring. The ‘Jacks followed that with an 85-yard pitch-and-catch from Trae Self to Moe Wedman.
 
Campos added his second field goal of the game, this time from 30 yards out.
 
The Bearkats scored a touchdown in the waning moments of the half and SFA entered the break with a 13-7 advantage.
 
Both teams traded field goals in the third quarter and SFA went into the fourth quarter with a 16-10 lead.
 
Trae Self finished 17-for-34 for 239 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The North Richland Hills, Texas product moved to No. 3 overall at SFA in career passing yards with 8,700.
 
Myles Heard finished with a game-high 14 tackles, including 12 solo stops and one pass breakup. Tkai Lloyd added five tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception, and two pass breakups.
 
Campos was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts.
 
The ‘Jacks return to action Saturday and play host to Abilene Christian at Homer Bryce Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

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