The NCAA handed Houston Baptist's football program two years of probation Friday along with a public reprimand and recruiting penalties after coach Vic Shealy failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance by creating his own student host program.
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Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.
Jeremiah Briscoe threw for threw for 464 yards and five touchdowns, three receivers surpassed 100 yards and score and Sam Houston State defeated Houston Baptist 53-33 on Saturday.
Brandon Dabney blocked a punt and Desmond Veals recovered it in the end zone to spark Lamar to its first Southland Conference win of the season, beating Houston Baptist 23-16 on Saturday.
Chase Fourcade hit Dai'Jean Dixon on a 44-yard scoring strike on the last play of the game as Nicholls took advantage of the last shot to beat Houston Baptist 23-17 on Saturday.
Eric Piccione kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift Northwestern State to a 10-7 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.
Kijana Amous rushed for two touchdowns and caught seven passes for 102 yards to help lead Stephen F. Austin to a 27-10 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday.
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.
Hayden Hildebrand threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns and Central Arkansas pulled away to beat Houston Baptist 27-7 on Saturday night.
James Tabary threw for 184 yards and two scores as McNeese took control in the final quarter to roll to a 27-12 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.
Dallas Sealey passed for 195 yards and a score as Abilene Christian defeated Houston Baptist 24-3 Saturday night in a Southland Conference opener.
James Brown ran for 118 yards and had a 33-yard touchdown with 2:12 remaining to help Houston Baptist hold off crosstown rival Texas Southern 24-17 on Thursday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Freshman Anthony Smith blasted through the line of scrimmage and raced 48 yards untouched for the game-winning touchdown as Texas State held off Houston Baptist, 20-11, in the season opener for both schools Saturday.
Trent Brittain threw for 234 yards and three touchdowns and Incarnate Word held on to beat Houston Baptist 28-26 on Thursday night for the Cardinals' first win at home.
Tony Dawson threw for two touchdowns and rushed for a school record 218 yards and two more scores to lead Houston Baptist to a 31-24 victory over Stephen F Austin on Saturday.
Aaron Jones ran for 228 yards and two touchdowns to help UTEP beat Houston Baptist 42-10 in a nonconference game Saturday night.
Tony Dawson threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another 73 yards to lead Houston Baptist to a 24-17 win over Lamar on Saturday night to stop a four-game slide.
D'Shaie Landor was 16 of 30 for 229 yards and two touchdowns to help Southeastern Louisiana beat Houston Baptist 37-3 on Saturday night.
C.J. Okpalobi ran for 103 yards and the game-winning touchdown in overtime to lift Nicholls to a 33-30 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.
Nicholas Norris scored three touchdowns, Western Kentucky scored on its first eight possessions and the Hilltoppers went on to rout Houston Baptist 50-3 in a nonconference game on Saturday night.
Jeremiah Briscoe threw for three touchdowns and Remus Bulmer ran for two scores as Sam Houston State dominated Houston Baptist 52-16 to remain undefeated.
Tony Dawson's lone touchdown pass of the night -- 25 yards to Wesley Lewis in overtime -- lifted Houston Baptist to a 27-24 overtime win against Abilene Christian on Saturday night.
Terrance Peters broke loose for a 51-yard touchdown run with 4:08 left in the game to carry Houston Baptist to a 24-20 win over cross-town rival Texas Southern in the Huskies home opener Saturday
Hayden Hildebrand threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Central Arkansas dominated Houston Baptist 56-13 to open the season with a Southland Conference victory.
Trent Brittain ran for two scores and threw for another to lead Incarnate Word to a 30-3 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday.
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