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Fourcade helps Nicholls to 47-14 win over Stephen F. Austin

Fourcade helps Nicholls to 47-14 win over Stephen F. Austin

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade threw three touchdown passes in the first half as Nicholls jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 47-14 win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.

Nicholls (7-3, 6-2), which has won six of its last seven games, entered the game in a tie atop the Southland Conference with Incarnate Word and McNeese.

Fourcade finished the evening with four touchdown tosses and 261 passing yards. He also ran for 67 yards. Fourcade, who had two scoring strikes to Dai'Jean Dixon in the first quarter, tossed one to Gabe Fuselier in the second. He hit Kendall Bussey in stride for a 48-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Lorran Fonseca kicked his second field goal of the evening with 5:03 remaining in the game to conclude the scoring.

Jake Blumrick threw for 132 yards and a touchdown with one interception for the Lumberjacks (2-7, 2-6).

Nicholls closes out the regular season Thursday, Nov. 15 in the River Bell Classic against rival Southeastern Louisiana.

A win would give the Colonels a share of the Southland title, just its second in program history, and their second-straight trip to the FCS playoffs.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at John L. Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux.