2014 Battle of the Piney Woods
When a big-time college rivalry goes down, you can bet on there being an absolutely
unbelievable atmosphere that you simply can't duplicate from home, making it always a good idea to keep an eye on the schedule
to make sure that you don't miss out on an amazing matchups. This year, the Sam Houston State Bearkats and Stephen F. Austin
Lumberjacks are on a collision course yet again, and based on the history between the two schools, it should be another unforgettable
clash. Both teams have fan bases that take their college sports very seriously and create an unparalleled atmosphere for their
The Southland Conference is traditionally one of the most hotly contested conferences in college football
and basketball and in-conference rivalries like the Bearkats and the Lumberjacks have are not to be missed. Though we know
the pros are great to watch too, there is something extra special when it's just university pride on the line, and that's
exactly what you're going to get when you're in the stands as the Battle of the Piney Woods gets underway at NRG Stadium this
Battle of the Piney Woods Info
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and the Sam Houston State Bearkats
both have storied football traditions that include countless memorable plays and last second heroics in hotly contested matches.
Each year some of the best collegiate players in Texas take the field for these two teams, which is a tradition that doesn't
seem likely to change anytime in the near future. This is a part of the country where football is as big as it gets, which
translates to an unbelievable atmosphere whenever teams like the Lumberjacks and the Bearkats hit he field at the same time.
Once you're there in a game that could go either way, with the buzz of the crowd rising in anticipation of an epic finale,
you'll definitely be glad that you're not still sitting at home.
College Football Experience
favorite college football team hits the gridiron for a prominent matchup, there is only one place to be, and it definitely
isn't sitting on your couch watching on that disappointing flatscreen. Instead, be there for all of the memorable moments
that will have fans buzzing all over campus. Sure, the NFL is a league that routinely brings together some explosive athletes,
but college football has the stars of both today and tomorrow, making for a unique atmosphere loaded with intensity and passion.
For a big-time rivalry like the Battle of the Piney Woods, you'll have an extra layer of excitement that makes it more than
just a great game between two talented teams, as the tradition backing it up helps make this one about as good as it gets
if you're looking for a major college football matchup.
Battle of the Piney Woods History
sport, the rivalry between the Sam Houston State Bearkats and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks always bring their best efforts
when they face one another. Fierce competition and rabid crowds are a given whenever the Lumberjacks and the Bearkats battle
and a memorable time is guaranteed. Of course, when it comes to football matchups, the intensity is even higher as Sam Houston
State and Stephen F. Austin battle for the much coveted Piney Woods Trophy. With nearly 90 meetings since this rivalry first
got rolling in 1923, this is a rivalry that seems to just get bigger and bigger from one year to the next, which is why it's
always a good idea to head out and see what all the buzz is about.
Battle of the Piney Woods Trivia
you know that the Lumberjacks hold the largest win in the rivalry's history?
In 2009, the Lumberjacks were not going
to be denied, as they dominated their in-state rivals and took down the Bearkats with a final score of 42-3. The Bearkats
didn't stay down for long, however, as they soon started a winning streak that carried from 2011 through 2013.
of the Piney Woods Fans
When a big football game goes down in Houston, you can count on there being plenty of fanfare,
with the Battle of the Piney Woods being one of the biggest game on the Houston sports calendar every single year. The NRG
Stadium in Houston, formerly known as Reliant Stadium, is home to many big games throughout the year thanks to being the home
field for the NFL's Houston Texans, but this is still a great college football town that pours into the stands by the tens
of thousands for matchups like the Battle of the Piney Woods. With a capacity of more than 71,000 for the biggest games of
the season, NRG Stadium is the perfect venue for a big college football game, giving you even more incentive to come out and
join the other excited fans as they get ready to see the Lumberjacks and Bearkats once again battle it out on the gridiron.