SE Louisiana runs for 5 TDs, beats Houston Baptist 56-10
HOUSTON (AP) — Marcus Cooper scored on a 91-yard run and Julius Maracalin added two 1-yard rushing touchdowns to help Southeastern Louisiana beat Houston Baptist 56-10 Saturday night.
Cooper finished with nine carries for 123 yards and Eugene Bethea ran for 65 yards and one touchdown for the Lions (4-3, 4-1 Southland Conference), who 503 total yards, including a season-high 376 rushing.
Cooper opened the scoring on Southeastern Louisiana’s second offensive play, Maracalin scored his first touchdown with 10:13 left in the second quarter and Ryan Siger returned a fumble 80 yards for a touchdown just more than two minutes later to make it 21-3.
Maracalin’s second TD run capped an 11-play, 69 yard to open the second half, Byron Walker hit Zeke Jenkins for a 3-yard score to make 42-3 going into the fourth quarter and Delmonte Hall’s 13-yard scoring run capped the scoring. Mayori Ellison had an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the fourth.
Houston Baptist (1-5, 0-4) has lost four in a row.
Southeastern Louisiana has scored at least 49 points in each of its four consecutive wins.
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