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W. Illinois defeats Sam Houston St. 35-28

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:36 PM HUNTSVILLE, Texas(AP) -- Western Illinois' Dre Gibbs rushed for 101 yards and the decisive touchdown, and the Leatherneck defense made a goal-line stand in the closing seconds to defeat Sam Houston State 35-28 Thursday in the season opener for both teams.

Sam Houston drove to the 1 with 21 second to go, but the Leathernecks stopped the Bearkats on three straight plays. Blake Joseph's pass from the 3 for Jason Madkins in the end zone with no time remaining after a penalty fell short.

Chris Brown gave Sam Houston a 28-21 lead with a 64-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third.

Leatherneck quarterback Matt Barr, who completed 18 of 26 passes for 437 yards, hit Lito Senatus for a 30-yard touchdown to tie the game 28-28 with 3:55 to go in the third. He connected with Senatus and Matt Warner in the second and third quarters.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7 7 21 0 35
    SAM HOUSTON ST 14 0 14 0 28 FINAL

    Sep 3 10:42 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7 7 21 35
    SAM HOUSTON ST 14 0 14 28 END, 3RD QTR

    Western Illinois 35, Sam Houston State 28  End of 3rdSep 3 9:52 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7 7 14
    SAM HOUSTON ST 14 0 14 HALFTIME

    Western Illinois 14, Sam Houston State 14  HalfSep 3 8:55 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7 7
    SAM HOUSTON ST 14 14 END, 1ST QTR

    Western Illinois 7, Sam Houston State 14  End of 1stSep 3 8:25 PM