Scores

Final

Northwestern St 21

(3-3, 0-1 Southland)

Nicholls State 33

(4-2, 1-0 Southland)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:00 PM ET, October 12, 2013

John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

1 2 3 4 T
NWST 0 0 7 1421
NICH 6 21 6 033

Top Performers

Passing: T. Figaro (NICH) - 245 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Washington (NICH) - 23 CAR, 77 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Bolt (NICH) - 5 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Nicholls St. defeats Northwestern St. 33-21

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Marcus Washington rushed for a career-best three touchdowns and Tuskani Figaro threw two touchdown passes as Nicholls St. defeated Northwestern St. 33-21 in a Southland Conference opener for both teams Saturday.

Washington's three touchdowns were each from four yards or less. He rushed for 77 yards on 23 carries, and is 173 yards shy of becoming the seventh Colonel to surpass 2,000 career yards rushing. Figaro, who accounted for five touchdowns last week in his first career start, was 14 of 21 for 245 yards.

Nicholls St. (4-2, 1-0) jumped out to a 27-0 lead before Daniel Taylor opened the second half with a 54-yard run. Garrett Atzenweiler rushed for a 3-yard score on the next play to put Northwestern St. (3-3, 0-1) on the board. Taylor rushed for 102 yards on eight carries, including a 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to lead the Demons.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
NICH
1st Downs1423
Total Yards269404
Passing100270
Rushing169134
Penalties4-305-43
3rd Down Conversions4-1313-20
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers21
Possession18:0241:58

Passing Leaders

Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Adkins13/261003.800
Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Figaro14/2124511.720

Rushing Leaders

Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor810212.8154
Walker7395.6010
Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Washington23773.3319
Figaro17392.3013

Receiving Leaders

Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McClain23316.5020
Nims13131.0031
Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bolt57815.6130
Buchanan26432.0155

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWSTNICH
TD07:52Marcus Washington 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
SECOND QUARTERNWSTNICH
TD14:10Demon Bolt 30 Yd Pass From Tuskani Figaro (Andrew Dolan Kick) 013
TD04:39Marcus Washington 1 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 020
TD02:45Erik Buchanan 55 Yd Pass From Tuskani Figaro (Andrew Dolan Kick) 027
THIRD QUARTERNWSTNICH
TD14:37Garrett Atzenweiler 3 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick) 727
TD01:22Marcus Washington 4 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 733
FOURTH QUARTERNWSTNICH
TD14:20Daniel Taylor 10 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick) 1433
TD04:18Zach Adkins 1 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick) 2133