Running back Tim Flanders rushed for a game-best 102 yards and scored a touchdown, which came with 1:01 remaining to propel Sam Houston State University to a 31-27 victory over Stony Brook University in an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision round-two playoff game at Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, TX. The Bearkats (12-0), who are the tournament's No. 1-overall seed, advance to the quarterfinals to face Montana State University, while the Seawolves had the most successful Division I season in school history end with a 9-4 overall record.
Junior quarterback Kyle Essington finished the game with 226 passing yards and two touchdowns for Stony Brook, which did lead 10-3 at one point in the first half. Senior tailback Brock Jackolski, who compiled 232 total yards and three touchdowns in the Seawolves' first-round victory, ran for just 86 yards and scored a touchdown.
Sam Houston State quarterback Brian Bell passed for 161 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for another for the Bearkats.
Here's video highlights of the game provided by GoSeawolves.org:
Stony Brook Football vs. Sam Houston State - FCS Playoffs - Dec. 3, 2011 (via stonybrookseawolves)