Sam Houston St. 48, New Mexico 45, OT

Tim Flanders scored his fifth touchdown of the game in overtime

Saturday to help San Houston State defeat New Mexico 48-45.

New Mexico’s Deon Long, who returned the opening kickoff for a

touchdown, caught three touchdown passes, including the game-tying

score with 27 seconds remaining in regulation to cap an 80-yard

drive.

But the Bearkats (3-0) held UNM (0-4) to a field goal in

overtime.

Flanders, who finished with a career-best 194 yards on 30

carries, took it over from four yards out for the win.

Long had nine receptions for 209 yards and his 378 all-purpose

yards set a school and Mountain West record.

The teams combined for 1,075 yards of offense.