Sam Houston St. routs Northwestern St. 44-10

Brian Bell threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Sam

Houston State extended its home winning streak to 20 with a 44-10

rout of Northwestern State on Saturday.

After scoring just a field goal on its first four drives, SHSU

(6-2, 2-1 Southland) scored touchdowns on each of its next six

possessions to break open a game that was tied at 3 midway through

the second quarter.

Timothy Flanders began the string of touchdowns with a 7-yard

scoring run. Bell then tossed touchdown passes on three straight

drives, connecting with Richard Sincere for a 17-yard score, with

Torrance Williams for a 44-yarder and with Chance Nelson for a

9-yarder. Bell then ran for an 18-yard score and Steven Hicks added

a 2-yard touchdown run on the following drive.

NSU (3-5, 0-3) gained 412 total yards but lost two fumbles,

missed a field goal and had another one blocked.