GAMEDAY College Football

South Alabama 48, Nicholls 7

Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. - Carter Bradley threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in his South Alabama debut and the Jaguars routed FCS Nicholls 48-7.

Bradley, a transfer from Toledo, completed 17 of 25 passes for 260 yards in three quarters. La'Damian Webb had 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 18 carries and Jalen Wayne had three receptions for 98 yards with two touchdowns. South Alabama finished with 508 yards total offense.

South Alabama, a top-40 defense a year ago, held Nichols to 165 total yards and less than 20 yards in the fourth quarter. Nichols had the No. 4 offense in FCS last season.

Kohen Granier was 15-of-27 passing for 106 yards with an interception for Nicholls.

Leading 10-0 in the second quarter, the Jaguars blew the game open with a couple of quick drives. First, USA went 83 yards in four plays, thanks to a 52-yard touchdown pass from Bradley to Wayne. Later in the quarter after the Jaguar defense came up with a 15-yard tackle-for-loss on fourth down, Bradley's 4-yard touchdown run on first down made it 24-0.

In the third quarter, the Bradley-to-Wayne connection struck again, for a 37-yard touchdown.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NichUSA
USA TD 4:05 La'Damian Webb 15 yd run (Diego Guajardo kick) 0 7
USA FG 1:54 Diego Guajardo 39 yd FG 0 10
Second Quarter NichUSA
USA TD 13:50 Jalen Wayne 52 yd pass from Carter Bradley (Diego Guajardo kick) 0 17
USA TD 9:27 Carter Bradley 4 yd run (Diego Guajardo kick) 0 24
USA FG 1:30 Diego Guajardo 48 yd FG 0 27
Third Quarter NichUSA
USA TD 6:58 Jalen Wayne 37 yd pass from Carter Bradley (Diego Guajardo kick) 0 34
USA TD 3:52 Braylon McReynolds 18 yd pass from Carter Bradley (Diego Guajardo kick) 0 41
Fourth Quarter NichUSA
Nich TD 14:24 Julien Gums 10 yd run (Gavin Lasseigne kick) 7 41
USA TD 11:22 La'Damian Webb 2 yd run (Diego Guajardo kick) 7 48
Team Stats
  Nicholls South Alabama
First downs 10 24
  Rushing 5 11
  Passing 4 13
  Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Efficiency 2-13, 15% 3-13, 23%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 27-59 39-176
Passing Yards 106 332
Return Yards 116 99
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-28-1 26-35-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 2--10
Punts 9 6
Punts-Average 46 41
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 2-9 10-80
Time of Possession 25:11 34:49
Nicholls Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
K. Granier 15 27 106 0 1
L. Kelly 0 1 0 0 0
South Alabama Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Bradley 17 25 260 3 0
D. Trotter 9 10 72 0 0
Nicholls Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Gums 9 33 3.7 1
K. Granier 2 15 7.5 0
C. Guggenheim 7 12 1.7 0
M. Albert 3 8 2.7 0
J. Carrington III 2 4 2.0 0
J. Spears 1 1 1.0 0
South Alabama Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Webb 18 98 5.4 2
B. McReynolds 3 25 8.3 0
O. Wells 5 23 4.6 0
T. Avery 5 23 4.6 0
C. Bradley 5 10 2.0 1
M. Lee 2 1 0.5 0
D. Trotter 1 -4 -4.0 0
Nicholls Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Lemay 3 40 13.3 0
K. Franklin 3 14 4.7 0
T. McMath 1 10 10.0 0
A. Davis 2 8 4.0 0
J. Gums 1 8 8.0 0
C. Guggenheim 1 8 8.0 0
L. Williams 1 7 7.0 0
D. Brooks 1 5 5.0 0
D. Robinson Jr. 1 3 3.0 0
L. Negrotto 1 3 3.0 0
South Alabama Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Wayne 3 98 32.7 2
C. Lacy 6 72 12.0 0
B. McReynolds 4 39 9.8 1
D. Thomas-Jones 2 28 14.0 0
L. Sefcik 1 24 24.0 0
J. Townsend 2 23 11.5 0
L. Webb 2 18 9.0 0
T. Avery 1 14 14.0 0
I. Mason 1 8 8.0 0
A. Sims 1 6 6.0 0
D. Voisin 2 5 2.5 0
C. Wortham 1 -3 -3.0 0
Nicholls Interceptions
Player Int Yards
South Alabama Interceptions
Player Int Yards
A. DeShazor Jr. 1 4
Nicholls Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Dupre 9 414 46.0
South Alabama Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Brooks 6 246 41.0
Nicholls Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Davis 1 2 2.0
South Alabama Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Lacy 4 56 14.0
B. McReynolds 1 11 11.0
J. Pritchett 1 5 5.0
Nicholls Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Spears 3 60 20.0
D. Robinson Jr. 2 54 27.0
South Alabama Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. McReynolds 1 23 23.0
Nicholls Missed FG
Player Length
South Alabama Missed FG
Player Length




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