Sam Houston State (5-3, 4-1 Southland Conference) rebounded from last week's 20-17 home loss to Lamar, holding FCS ninth-ranked Nicholls (4-3, 3-1) to 271 yards of offense. The victory marked the Bearkats' seventh straight win at home against a top 10-ranked team.
Sam Houston State's Ke'Shon Murray intercepted Chase Fourcade's pass near midfield, and Humphries connected with Adeyi for a score on the next play with 43 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Danzell Sims recovered a fumble late in the game for the Bearkats.
Humphries was 5-of-6 passing for 75 yards and added 39 yards rushing on 11 carries.
Sam Houston State stopped Nicholls twice on fourth down, had three sacks, and forced three turnovers. Fourcade finished 19-of-34 passing for 212 yards.
College Football Playoff rankings: What the games would look like today
Here's what the College Football Playoff and New Year's Six bowl games would look like based on Tuesday's rankings.
LSU atop CFP; Georgia beats out Alabama for No. 4
No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson round out the top four with Alabama on the outside looking in for just the fifth time in the CFP Era.
Middle Tennessee WR Zeke Cobb charged with rape, suspended
Murfreesboro police spokesman Larry Flowers said Tuesday that Cobb has been served a sealed indictment on two counts of rape stemming from an incident in 2018.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio not thinking about his future
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday he's not focusing on his coaching future, and athletic director Bill Beekman told the Lansing State Journal last week that dismissing Dantonio "is not even a discussion."
Gus Malzahn on Arkansas coaching vacancy: 'I love Auburn'
"I love Auburn," Gus Malzahn told reporters Tuesday when asked about the Arkansas rumors. "Like I said in the past, I love my players, and we got a bright future here. Nothing's changed."
Wake Forest's leading receiver Sage Surratt done for season
Wake Forest has lost its top receiver, Sage Surratt, going into Saturday's game with undefeated Clemson.