BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Justin Fomby threw three touchdown passes to Karl Reynolds, and Houston Christian held off Lamar's late surge for a 37-34 victory on Saturday.

Fomby and Reynolds connected on scoring plays from 28, 40 and 3 yards, the last stretching the Huskies' lead to 37-7 with 7:20 remaining in the third quarter. Damashja Harris' 100-yard kickoff return was Lamar's only score in the first half.

Mike Chandler threw two touchdown passes to Devyn Gibbs on consecutive drives to pull Lamar to 37-21 with 10:16 remaining. Chandler then capped long drives with touchdown runs from 4 and 13 yards.

Brady Buell's 46-yard punt pinned the Cardinals at their own 6-yard line with 25 seconds left. The Cardinals made it to their 38 before the game ended with an incomplete pass.

Fomby was 31-of-45 passing for 249 yards for Houston Christian (2-2, 1-0 Southland Conference). Reynolds had nine catches for 109 yards.

Chandler threw for 239 yards and added 45 yards rushing for Lamar (0-5, 0-2).


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