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2011 Sam Houston State Bearkats football team

The 2011 Sam Houston State Bearkats football team represented Sam Houston State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bearkats were led by second year head coach Willie Fritz and played their home games at Bowers Stadium. They are a member of the Southland Conference. They finished the season 14–1, 7–0 in Southland play to win the conference championship. They received the conference's automatic bid into the FCS Playoffs where they advanced to the National Championship Game before falling to North Dakota State 6–17.

2011 Sam Houston State Bearkats football
SHSU block logo.svg
Southland champion
ConferenceSouthland Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 2
FCS CoachesNo. 2
2011 record14–1 (7–0 Southland)
Head coachWillie Fritz (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Debesse
Defensive coordinatorScott Stoker
Home stadiumBowers Stadium
(Capacity: 12,976)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Southland Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Sam Houston State $^   7 0         14 1  
#15 Central Arkansas ^   6 1         9 4  
Stephen F. Austin   5 2         6 5  
McNeese State   4 3         6 5  
Northwestern State   3 4         5 6  
Lamar   2 5         4 7  
Southeastern Louisiana   1 6         3 8  
Nicholls State   0 7         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 PMWestern Illinois*SLC TVW 20–66,020
September 177:00 PMNo. 18 Central Arkansas
  • Bowers Stadium
  • Huntsville, TX
W 31–109,831
September 245:00 PMat New Mexico*No. 20W 48–45 OT16,313
October 16:00 PMUTSA*No. 16
  • Bowers Stadium
  • Huntsville, TX
W 22–76,889
October 82:00 PMvs. Stephen F. AustinNo. 11SLC TVW 45–1025,083
October 152:00 PMNicholls State No. 10
  • Bowers Stadium
  • Huntsville, TX
W 47–76,483
October 227:00 PMat McNeese StateNo. 7W 38–1412,742
October 292:00 PMLamarNo. 6
  • Bowers Stadium
  • Huntsville, TX
KBTVW 66–06,575
November 57:00 PMat Southeastern LouisianaNo. 4W 38–94,871
November 122:00 PMNorthwestern StateNo. 3
  • Bowers Stadium
  • Huntsville, TX
ESPN GamePlanW 43–176,643
November 193:30 PMat Texas State*No. 2W 36–1415,613
December 32:00 PMNo. 22 Stony Brook*No. 1
  • Bowers Stadium
  • Huntsville, TX (FCS Playoffs Second Round)
ESPN3W 34–278,161
December 1011:00 AMNo. 7 Montana State*No. 1
  • Bowers Stadium
  • Huntsville, TX (FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals)
ESPNW 49–139,077
December 167:00 PMNo. 5 Montana*No. 1
  • Bowers Stadium
  • Huntsville, TX (FCS Playoffs Semifinals)
ESPNW 31–2812,367
January 712:00 PMvs. No. 4 North Dakota State*No. 1
ESPN2L 6–1720,086

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