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    Tickets Remain for Battle of the Piney Woods
    Tickets remain for annual Battle of the Piney Woods.
    Tickets remain for annual Battle of the Piney Woods.

    Oct. 22, 2010

    HOUSTON, Texas - Kickoff is less than 24 hours away and tickets still remain for the annual rivalry game between Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State. The game is slated for a 2 p.m. kick at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Fans can purchase tickets Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

    The fourth-ranked (FCS Coaches Poll) Lumberjacks bring a 5-1 overall record to Houston, and are 2-0 in Southland Conference play. Stephen F. Austin's high-octane aerial assault has guided SFA to five consecutive wins following a season-opening setback at Texas A&M.

    The Bearkats enters Saturday's game riding a similar wave of momentum. Led by one of the top ground games in the country, Sam Houston State is 4-2 on the season and has rattled off four consecutive wins following a 0-2 start to the season. The Bearkats are also 2-0 in conference play.

    SFA trails the all-time series 48-34-2, but the Lumberjacks ended a five-game skid to the Bearkats last season with a 42-3 victory in Nacogdoches. It was the largest margin of victory in season history.