W. Michigan 38, Nicholls 7

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Alex Carder threw for 143 yards and two touchdowns to lead Western Michigan past Nicholls State 38-7 on Saturday night.

Both of Carder's scoring passes came in the first half along with a pair of touchdown runs by Brian Fields, who finished with 54 yards rushing.

Chika Madu accounted for the only score for the Colonels (1-1) with a 36-yard interception return midway through the second quarter.

The Broncos (1-1) led 28-7 at halftime.

Antoin Scriven increased the lead to 35-7 with a short touchdown dash in the third quarter. John Potter capped it off with a 40-yard field goal in the fourth.

The Broncos' Tevin Drake led the game in rushing with 86 yards.



2015 Southland Conference Standings

McNeese State9-010-0
Sam Houston State7-29-3
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