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Colonels to host San Diego for opening round of FCS playoffs

Colonels to host San Diego for opening round of FCS playoffs

THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University football team will be hosting an opening round FCS playoff game for the second straight season as the Colonels take on Pioneer Football League champion San Diego on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium.

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Nicholls, ranked No. 14 in both top 25 polls, earned the Southland's automatic berth with a 7-2 league record. The Colonels matched their 2017 overall record with an 8-3 finish.

San Diego posted a 9-2 record and was a perfect 8-0 in the PFL. This postseason marks the third consecutive trip for the Toreros, who won their opening round game the last two seasons.

Saturday's game will be the first meeting between the programs. The winner will advance to play at No. 3 Eastern Washington next Saturday (Dec. 1).

Nicholls is one of three Southland programs to make the 24-team field, joined by league co-champion Incarnate Word (6-4, 6-2 SLC) and Lamar (7-4, 6-3 SLC).

UIW travels to Montana State while Lamar will play at Northern Iowa.

Photo by Misty Leigh McElroy