The Sam Houston Bearkats (0-3) hit the road for a CUSA clash against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (3-1) on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium.

Sam Houston has been a bottom-25 scoring offense this season, ranking fourth-worst with 3.3 points per contest. The defense ranks 30th in the FBS (21.7 points allowed per game). Jacksonville State has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, giving up only 279.8 total yards per game (25th-best). Offensively, it ranks 58th by piling up 355 total yards per game.

We provide more details below, and that includes how to watch this matchup on ESPNU.

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Sam Houston vs. Jacksonville State Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPNU
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo
  • City: Huntsville, Texas
  • Venue: Elliott T. Bowers Stadium

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Sam Houston vs. Jacksonville State Key Statistics

Sam Houston Jacksonville State
147.7 (129th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 355 (44th)
351 (34th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 279.8 (38th)
42 (129th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 231.5 (12th)
105.7 (124th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 123.5 (117th)
5 (122nd) Turnovers (Rank) 1 (57th)
1 (33rd) Takeaways (Rank) 10 (1st)

Sam Houston Stats Leaders

  • Keegan Shoemaker has racked up 191 yards (63.7 ypg) on 26-of-47 passing with zero touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
  • Zach Hrbacek has racked up 43 yards on 19 carries.
  • This season, John Gentry has carried the ball 15 times for 36 yards (12 per game).
  • Ife Adeyi's 74 yards as a receiver lead the team. He's been targeted 10 times and has totaled seven catches.
  • Noah Smith has caught seven passes for 59 yards (19.7 yards per game) this year.

Jacksonville State Stats Leaders

  • Logan Smothers has been a dual threat for Jacksonville State this season. He has 277 passing yards (69.3 per game) while completing 63% of his passes. He's thrown two touchdown passes and zero interceptions this season. On the ground, he's compiled 218 yards (54.5 ypg) on 41 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
  • The team's top rusher, Malik Jackson, has carried the ball 64 times for 376 yards (94 per game) with two touchdowns.
  • Quinton Lane has totaled 10 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 140 (35 yards per game). He's been targeted 14 times and has one touchdown.
  • Perry Carter Jr. has caught five passes and compiled 97 receiving yards (24.3 per game).
  • Sterling Galban's five receptions (on seven targets) have netted him 54 yards (13.5 ypg) and one touchdown.

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