W. Michigan 49, Nicholls 14

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Alex Carder passed for 298 yards and five touchdowns and Western Michigan beat Nicholls State 49-14 Saturday night.

Carder completed a 74-yard TD pass to Jordan White for the Broncos (1-1). White also caught a 5-yard scoring pass and had six catches for 130 yards.

Carder had three of TD passes in the third quarter, and Dareyon Chance rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Broncos opened the game with an eight-play, 78-yard drive finished off by Antoin Scriven rushing 1 yard to score.

The Colonels (0-2) answered that touchdown when Jesse Turner rushed 52 yards to score in the second quarter.

Nicholls State scored after an interception when LaQuintin Caston completed a 4-yard pass to Joshua Warren to score.

The game was the first meeting between the teams.


2015 Southland Conference Standings

McNeese State9-010-1
Sam Houston State7-211-4
Central Arkansas7-27-4
Incarnate Word5-46-5
Northwestern State4-54-7
Stephen F Austin4-54-7
Southeastern Louisiana3-5-14-6-1
Abilene Christian3-63-8
Nicholls State2-6-12-8-1
Houston Baptist0-82-9