Scores

Final

Nicholls State 27

(1-1, 1-1 away)

W Michigan 23

(0-2, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 7, 2013

Waldo Stadium, KALAMAZOO, MI

1 2 3 4 T
NICH 14 7 0 627
WMU 0 9 14 023

Top Performers

Passing: T. Van Tubbergen (WMU) - 254 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Fields (WMU) - 19 CAR, 103 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Davis (WMU) - 8 REC, 116 YDS

Nicholls State holds on for 27-23 win over WMU

Associated Press

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Josh Dewey intercepted a pass at the goal line in the final minute to preserve a 27-23 victory for Nicholls State over Western Michigan on Saturday.

Western Michigan (0-2) began the drive at its own 12-yard-line with less than two minutes to play and needing a touchdown to win. The Broncos drove all the way to the Nicholls State 24 before Tyler Van Tubbergen's 2nd-and-10 pass was intercepted to end the rally as Nicholls State rebounded from its 66-3 loss to Oregon last week.

Nicholls State (1-1) took a 14-0 first quarter lead with touchdown runs by Marcus Washington and Kalen Henderson. The Colonels later extended their lead to 21-9 with another touchdown run by Washington.

Brian Fields' three touchdown runs gave Western Michigan a 23-21 third quarter lead, but two field goals from Andrew Dolan put Nicholls State on top for good.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NICH
WMU
1st Downs1830
Total Yards447485
Passing225254
Rushing222231
Penalties9-708-90
3rd Down Conversions5-116-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers32
Possession27:5432:06

Passing Leaders

Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henderson8/1115914.501
Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Van Tubbergen24/432545.902

Rushing Leaders

Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson68714.5155
Figaro15724.8010
Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chance211235.9016
Fields191035.4319

Receiving Leaders

Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Buchanan37224.0041
Bolt15555.0055
Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis811614.5027
Fields44411.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNICHWMU
TD12:48Marcus Washington 8 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick)
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70
TD01:31Kalen Henderson 1 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick)
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140
SECOND QUARTERNICHWMU
FG13:41Andrew Haldeman 42 Yd
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143
TD06:53Brian Fields 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
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149
TD05:07Marcus Washington 4 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick)
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219
THIRD QUARTERNICHWMU
TD12:51Brian Fields 13 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick)
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2116
TD03:13Brian Fields 9 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick)
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2123
FOURTH QUARTERNICHWMU
FG11:19Andrew Dolan 29 Yd
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2423
FG01:44Andrew Dolan 28 Yd
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2723