BEAUMONT, Texas (AP)—Caleb Berry threw six touchdown passes and Lamar manhandled Panhandle State 75-0 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
Three of Berry’s TD passes came in the first quarter and Lamar put the game out of reach early. All of Berry’s work came in the first two quarters, with the Cardinals scoring eight touchdowns before halftime.
The Lamar defense forced six turnovers and held the Aggies to 180 yards of total offense, showing why they were the top defense in the Southland Conference last season.
Berry spread the ball around to 10 Lamar receivers, amassing 256 passing yards. He also led the team in rushing, with three carries for 74 yards. Lamar totaled 615 yards of offense.
Chris McClendon led Panhandle State with 58 rushing yards.
Lamar improved its record to 6-0 against teams outside the Southland Conference since joining in 2011.