HOUSTON -- Bailey Zappe threw for 257 yards and four scores as Houston Baptist opened Southland Conference play with its third straight win, a 48-21 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday night.
With just two wins in 22 starts over the last two seasons, the Huskies (3-1) have now won three consecutive games for the first time in their six-year history. They were 4-7 in 2016 and opened this season with a 36-34 loss to UTEP.
HBU sprinted to a 24-0 lead at the break and increased that to 31-0 early in the third before Northwestern State got on the board.
Zappe hit Coleman Robinson on a 2-yard TD pass with 9:57 remaining in the game to close out the scoring.
Shelton Eppler threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns for Northwestern State (0-4).
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