In the first quarter, Richard Sincere took a snap out of the Wildcat fomation and sprinted 31 yards for a first down. It was a sing of things to come for Sincere, who had a big game in last year's Battle of the Piney Woods against SFA at Reliant Stadium.

Stephen F. Austin defeated Sam Houston State 31-28 last season before a crowd of 24,685 fans at Reliant Stadium. The crowd was the largest in the 85-year history of the rivalry and was the largest against a Football Championship Subdivision institution in both schools' histories.

To order tickets for the 2011 "Battle of the Piney Woods" on online to or call or visit the Sam Houston State athletic ticket office.

The ticket office is located in the Ron Mafrige Field House in the south end zone of Bowers Stadium. Ticket office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ticket office telephone number is (936) 294-1729.