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Battle of Piney Woods Tickets

College football rivalries come in all shapes and sizes. Some register with fervor on the national landscape; some attract tens of thousands of devoted fans and garner the attention of pundits and observers across the country; and some lack the widespread fanfare of major college games but still have plenty of intense meaning to the participants and loyal supporters. Take for instance the rivalry between the Sam Houston State Bearkats and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, known as the Battle of Piney Woods. This annual game is one of the most passionate in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of Division I college football. Use the Battle of the Piney Woods Tickets Guide to get your seats to the game, which will be held Oct. 1 in Houston, Texas, at NRG Stadium. Tickets start at $26.

Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin are located in Huntsville, Texas, and Nacogdoches, Texas, respectively, only about 100 miles apart. The two teams form one of the Lone Star State’s oldest college football rivalries. The two teams have gone toe to toe 90 times, making it one of the longest-lasting matchups in FCS. Sam Houston State leads the series 53-32-4. The Bearkats beat the Lumberjacks 34-28 last October. Sam Houston State has won the last five meetings, having last lost in 2010 by the score of 31-28.

The two teams first met in 1923 when the Lumberjacks prevailed 19-6. Since that time, the squads have meet annually, with the exception of 1942–1945 when the series was postponed due to World War II.

This season’s game figures to be another hotly contested one. Last season, the Bearkats finished second in the Southland Conference with a 7-2 record. Sam Houston State was 11-4 overall, while Stephen F. Austin went 4-5 in conference play and 4-7 overall.

Get your spot at NRG Stadium now. See these two fierce competitors go at it for the 91st time.

Battle of the Piney Woods Tickets 2016 Date Venue City
Battle of the Piney Woods Houston Tickets Sat – 10/01/16 NRG Stadium Houston, TX
Battle of the Piney Woods Ticket Prices 2016 Date Avg Price
Houston, TX Sat – 10/01/16 $39
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