Scores

Final

Nicholls State 26

(1-6, 0-4 Southland)

Northwestern St 27

(4-4, 2-2 Southland)

7:00 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Turpin Stadium, NATCHITOCHES, LA

1 2 3 4 T
NICH 9 10 7 026
NWST 14 7 0 627

Top Performers

Passing: L. Klann (NICH) - 198 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Taylor (NWST) - 8 CAR, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Russell (NICH) - 3 REC, 86 YDS, 1 TD

Northwestern St. 27, Nicholls 26

Associated Press

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Daniel Taylor rushed for a 55-yard touchdown, quarterback Brad Henderson ran for two more first-half scores and John Shaughnessy kicked two fourth-quarter field goals to give Northwestern State a 27-26 victory over Nicholls State Saturday night.

Shaughnessy's field goals, both 42-yarders, and the defensive play of the Demons (4-4, 2-2 Southland Conference) extended Nicholls State's conference losing streak to 11 games.

The Colonels (1-6, 0-4) scored first on Marcus Washington's 2-yard run but Jamaal White blocked the extra-point. That ultimately cost Nicholls State, despite two first-half field goals by Andrew Dolan.

Northwestern State, meanwhile, sandwiched early Henderson touchdown runs of 3 and 8 yards around Daniel Taylor's 55-yard scoring run for a 21-9 lead. After Dolan's first field goal, Landry Klann of Nicholls State threw two touchdown passes -- a 29-yarder to Aldaro Russell and a 9-yarder to Jesse Turner for a 26-21 Colonels' lead. But Shaughnessy's field goals prevailed.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NICH
NWST
1st Downs1618
Total Yards293362
Passing198129
Rushing95233
Penalties9-4210-85
3rd Down Conversions4-143-13
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers24
Possession29:4930:11

Passing Leaders

Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Klann14/311986.421
Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henderson14/25963.800

Rushing Leaders

Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Caston10575.7016
Washington14473.4114
Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor89011.3155
Walker9758.3045

Receiving Leaders

Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Russell38628.7129
Buchanan13434.0034
Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown45313.3033
Simmons3227.3014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNICHNWST
TD09:38Marcus Washington 2 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 60
TD06:35Brad Henderson 3 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 67
FG02:39Andrew Dolan 28 Yd 97
TD01:39Daniel Taylor 55 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 914
SECOND QUARTERNICHNWST
TD13:13Brad Henderson 8 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 921
FG07:19Andrew Dolan 22 Yd 1221
TD06:49Aldaro Russell 29 Yd Pass From Landry Klann (Andrew Dolan Kick) 1921
THIRD QUARTERNICHNWST
TD12:39Jesse Turner 9 Yd Pass From Landry Klann (Andrew Dolan Kick) 2621
FOURTH QUARTERNICHNWST
FG11:30John Shaughnessy 42 Yd 2624
FG08:57John Shaughnessy 42 Yd 2627