Following a first-round bye, the No. 1-ranked Sam Houston State Bearkats are set to kick off their playoff push when they host Chattanooga in the second round of the FCS Playoffs on Saturday at Bowers Stadium.
Sam Houston State Bearkat defensive end P.J. Hall has been named one of three finalists for the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award, per an announcement from STATS on Wednesday.
Sam Houston State quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe has been named one of three finalists for the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award, per an announcement from STATS on Tuesday afternoon.
The Sam Houston State Bearkat coaching staff took advantage of its first-round playoff bye, giving back to the Huntsville community by spending time volunteering at the Good Shepard Mission.
A national panel of voters began to select the STATS FCS legacy awards, which honor the players and coaches of the year, on Monday with each of the four awards including one Sam Houston State Bearkat on the watch list.
On the heels of a perfect regular season and their seventh Southland Conference title, Sam Houston State had 20 players earn all-Southland conference honors on Tuesday in an announcement from the league office.
Sam Houston State junior quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe has been named the Southland Conference's Offensive Player of the Week according to an announcement from league officials on Monday morning.
Sam Houston maintained its top ranking in the STATS FCS poll on Sunday following its blowout win of No. 11 Central Arkansas and was selected as the No. 5 seed by the FCS Playoffs committee.
Sam Houston forced five Central Arkansas turnovers and rode a record-setting performance from quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe to capture the program's seventh Southland Conference championship.
During first and second quarter breaks of Saturday's game against Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State will honor the 1985 and 1986 Bearkat football squads at midfield.
It will be winner-take-all for the Southland Conference title on Saturday when the No. 1 Sam Houston State Bearkats look to complete a perfect regular season and capture their seventh league title against No. 11 Central Arkansas on Bowers Stadium.
In anticipation of Sam Houston State football advancing to the FCS Playoffs and hosting,, season ticket holders and active Bearkat Champion donors may now request FCS Playoff Series Packages.