Scores

Final

McNeese State 55

(7-1, 3-0 Southland)

Nicholls State 30

(4-4, 1-2 Southland)

4:00 PM ET, October 26, 2013

Guidry Stadium, THIBODAUX, LA

1 2 3 4 T
MCNS 14 13 21 755
NICH 3 7 13 730

Top Performers

Passing: C. Stroud (MCNS) - 179 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. Bennett (MCNS) - 13 CAR, 169 YDS

Receiving: E. Buchanan (NICH) - 3 REC, 53 YDS, 2 TD

McNeese State runs past Nicholls State 55-30

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Dylan Long and Marcus Wiltz each had two rushing touchdowns to help McNeese State put away Nicholls State 55-30 in a Southland Conference matchup Saturday.

Facing an early 3-0 deficit, the Cowboys (7-1, 3-0 Southland) scored touchdowns on three straight drives as Cody Stroud hit Diontae Spencer for a 5-yard score and Dylan Long had touchdown runs of 2 and 4.

The Colonels (4-4, 1-2) responded with a 42-yard strike from Kalen Henderson to Erik Buchanan. McNeese State added two late field goals to take a 27-10 lead at half.

Wiltz ran for touchdowns of 17 and 5 in the third quarter. Following a 4-yard score from Henderson to Buchanan, McNeese State's Khalil Thomas returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to fuel the rout.

Wiltz finished with 98 yards rushing on 14 carries. Kelvin Bennett ran for 169 yards on 13 attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
NICH
1st Downs2617
Total Yards512396
Passing199157
Rushing313239
Penalties5-585-25
3rd Down Conversions5-134-14
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers01
Possession31:1228:48

Passing Leaders

McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stroud16/211798.510
Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henderson8/201366.821

Rushing Leaders

McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett1316913.0054
Wiltz14987.0217
Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Figaro151077.1141
Hilliard Jr.15936.2054

Receiving Leaders

McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Celestie37224.0040
Gladney Jr.23316.5020
Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Buchanan35317.7242
Nelson24824.0037

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMCNSNICH
FG11:23Andrew Dolan 48 Yd 03
TD06:02Diontae Spencer 5 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick) 73
TD01:09Dylan Long 2 Yd Run (Ryan Rome Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERMCNSNICH
TD13:42Dylan Long 4 Yd Run (Ryan Rome Kick) 213
TD08:20Erik Buchanan 42 Yd Pass From Kalen Henderson (Andrew Dolan Kick) 2110
FG04:45Ryan Rome 30 Yd 2410
FG00:30Ryan Rome 43 Yd 2710
THIRD QUARTERMCNSNICH
TD11:59Marcus Wiltz 17 Yd Run (Ryan Rome Kick) 3410
TD11:19Tuskani Figaro 21 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 3417
TD09:42Marcus Wiltz 5 Yd Run (Ryan Rome Kick) 4117
TD00:02Erik Buchanan 4 Yd Pass From Kalen Henderson (Pat Failed) 4123
TD00:00Khalil Thomas 94 Yd Kickoff Return (Ryan Rome Kick) 4823
FOURTH QUARTERMCNSNICH
TD11:23Zach Hetrick Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Ryan Rome Kick) 5523
TD07:46Kalen Henderson 5 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 5530