Following a bye week, the UIW Cardinals will look to continue their winning ways as they open conference play against the Sam Houston State Bearkats (1-2) on Saturday night.

Last time out

The Cardinals earned a 63-44 win over Texas Southern, picking up their first victory of the season. UIW senior wide receiver Kam Williams had three touchdown receptions, tying the school record. The Cardinals’ 63 points were the second-highest scoring total in a single game in program history.

Defensive discipline 

The defensive miscues are the early season headlines for UIW. Through two games, the Cardinals are giving up an average of 39.5 points per game Combine that with missed tackles, leaving men open, and missing rotations.

As they open conference play, they will need to tighten up things if they hope to have a successful season as they did in 2018.

Scouting Sam Houston State

The Bearkats are 1-2 on the season, falling 27-23 to North Dakota their last time out. SHSU is averaging 43.6 points per game while allowing the opponent to score 22 ppg through three games while turning the ball over seven times.

Current Form

UIW Cardinals – L W (7th in Southland Conference)

Sam Houston St. Bearkats – L W L (8th in Southland Conference)

Match Up:

UIW Cardinals at Sam Houston State Bearkats

Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. CT


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