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Louisiana-Lafayette 27, Nicholls 24

Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. - Levi Lewis threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns and Louisiana-Lafayette edged Nicholls 27-24.

Leading 17-10 at halftime, the Ragin' Cajuns' Kris Moncrief returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and Kenneth Almendares added a 28-yard field goal in the fourth.

The Colonels (0-2) rallied with a pair of touchdowns in the final five minutes, but the second came with only 33 seconds remaining and Nicholls failed to recover an onside kick.

Lewis was 19-of-33 passing with completions to 11 ULL (1-1) receivers. Michael Jefferson led with 84 yards and a touchdown. John Stephens also caught a scoring pass.

Lindsey Scott was 26 of 37 for 359 yards passing with three touchdowns and the pick-6. Scott added 121 yards rushing on 18 carries. Dai-Jean Dixon made a school-record 14 catches and tied another school mark with 198 yards receiving while going over 3,000 career yards. He caught two TD passes.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NichUL-Laf
UL-Laf TD 12:10 John Stephens, Jr. 14 yd pass from Levi Lewis (Kenneth Almendares kick) 0 7
Nich TD 10:54 Dai'Jean Dixon 21 yd pass from Lindsey Scott Jr. (Gavin Lasseigne kick) 7 7
UL-Laf FG 8:20 Kenneth Almendares 46 yd FG 7 10
Second Quarter NichUL-Laf
UL-Laf TD 5:54 Michael Jefferson 46 yd pass from Levi Lewis (Kenneth Almendares kick) 7 17
Nich FG 0:36 Gavin Lasseigne 42 yd FG 10 17
Third Quarter NichUL-Laf
UL-Laf TD 0:43 Kris Moncrief 67 yd interception return (Kenneth Almendares kick) 10 24
Fourth Quarter NichUL-Laf
UL-Laf FG 9:29 Kenneth Almendares 28 yd FG 10 27
Nich TD 5:03 K.J. Franklin 20 yd pass from Lindsey Scott Jr. (Gavin Lasseigne kick) 17 27
Nich TD 0:33 Dai'Jean Dixon 6 yd pass from Lindsey Scott Jr. (Gavin Lasseigne kick) 24 27
Team Stats
  Nicholls Louisiana
First downs 24 20
  Rushing 9 6
  Passing 15 13
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 9-16, 56% 5-14, 36%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 37-152 31-113
Passing Yards 359 304
Return Yards 18 135
Completions-Attempts-Int 26-37-1 19-33-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--23 1--9
Punts 5 4
Punts-Average 36.6 44.5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 5-45 3-40
Time of Possession 33:00 27:00
Nicholls Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
L. Scott Jr. 26 37 359 3 1
Louisiana Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
L. Lewis 19 33 304 2 0
Nicholls Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Scott Jr. 18 121 6.7 0
J. Gums 11 21 1.9 0
J. Carrington III 6 13 2.2 0
D. Costly 1 2 2.0 0
Louisiana Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Smith 11 46 4.2 0
L. Lewis 5 30 6.0 0
E. Bailey 5 27 5.4 0
M. Johnson 9 11 1.2 0
Nicholls Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Dixon 14 198 14.1 2
D. Costly 5 80 16.0 0
L. Negrotto 2 28 14.0 0
D. Mosley 1 26 26.0 0
K. Franklin 3 25 8.3 1
J. Gums 1 2 2.0 0
Louisiana Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Jefferson 3 84 28.0 1
J. Stephens, Jr. 3 48 16.0 1
D. Fleming 2 39 19.5 0
P. LeBlanc 1 31 31.0 0
K. Lacy 3 27 9.0 0
N. Johnson 1 19 19.0 0
J. Lumpkin 1 18 18.0 0
M. Johnson 2 16 8.0 0
C. Smith 1 9 9.0 0
P. Migl 1 7 7.0 0
J. Bernard 1 6 6.0 0
Nicholls Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Louisiana Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Moncrief 1 67
Nicholls Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Walker 5 183 36.6
Louisiana Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Byrns 4 178 44.5
Nicholls Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Franklin 2 0 0
Louisiana Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Nicholls Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Jackson 2 18 9.0
Louisiana Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Smith 2 65 32.5
N. Johnson 1 3 3.0
D. Pauley 1 0 0
T. Wisham 1 0 0
Nicholls Missed FG
Player Length
Louisiana Missed FG
Player Length




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