Nicholls beats Houston Baptist 33-30 in OT
HOUSTON (AP) — C.J. Okpalobi ran for 103 yards and the game-winning touchdown in overtime to lift Nicholls to a 33-30 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.
Tony Dawson ran for a 24-yard TD to give Houston Baptist a 27-24 lead with 1:25 remaining. David McKey kicked a 35-yard field goal for Nicholls (3-3, 3-1 Southland Conference) with six seconds left to force overtime.
Alec Chadwick kicked a 35-yard field goal for Houston Baptist (2-4, 1-3) before Okpalobi ran 12 yards for the game-winner.
Dawson threw for 165 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 191 yards on 25 carries.
Ronald Ollie returned a blocked field goal 84 yards into the end zone for the Colonels. Chase Fourcade threw a 50-yard touchdown strike to Damion Jeanpiere and ran for a 10-yard score in the second quarter for Nicholls.
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Posted on Sun, October 16, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette