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  • Colonels drop nail-biter in River Bell Classic, 21-17, playoff chances uncertain

    HAMMOND, La. — For the third straight year, the River Bell Classic came down to the final play, but like last year, the No. 17/25 Nicholls State University football team was on the short end as the Colonels dropped a 21-17 decision Thursday night at Strawberry Stadium.Nicholls led 17-7 early in the third quarter before Southeastern Louisiana (6-5, 6-3 SLC) used its potent rushing attack to score two unanswered touchdowns.The Colonels had one last chance after getting the ball back with 33 ...

  • Saints' Brees quietly efficient as ever

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees is averaging fewer yards per game passing than at any point in his 11-plus seasons with New Orleans.Yet he sees no evidence of a drop-off in his effectiveness, or that of his receivers.Overshadowed by dramatic improvements in the Saints' running game and defense is the fact that the 38-year-old Brees has been as efficient as ever.He's keeping defenses on their heels with a personal best completion percentage and drive-sustaining th...

  • No. 21 LSU could strain Vols' struggling run defense

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's running back tandem of Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams, the driving force of the No. 21 Tigers' offense, could be in for a very busy weekend.The two ball carriers have combined for more than 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns rushing this season and have mercilessly punished those defenses which struggle most against the run.On Saturday, they head to Tennessee, home of the worst run defense in the Southeastern Conference.The Volunteers are giving up 256.9...

  • Saints run up 47-10 win over porous Bills

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are so in sync, the New Orleans Saints running back duo is now finishing sentences for one another."Listen, it's fun whenever we're scoring at will," Ingram said, before sounding like Oprah on a giveaway episode following a 47-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday."Drew (Brees) got a touchdown. AK (Kamara) got a touchdown.

  • Guice, Chark lead LSU past Arkansas 33-10

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has found the magic potion to solve the "Alabama hangover."For the second consecutive season, the Tigers bounced back from a loss to their rival Crimson Tide to dominate Arkansas, defeating the Razorbacks 33-10 Saturday in Baton Rouge.Derrius Guice ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns and D.J. Clark had a pair of receiving touchdowns for LSU.The win for the Tigers (7-3, 4-2) was their second consecutive victory over the Razorbac...

  • Nicholls runs over Stephen F. Austin for 34-13 win

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Chase Fourcade threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes and Nicholls rushed for over 400 yards to beat Stephen F. Austin 34-13 on Saturday night.Nicholls (8-2, 7-1 Southland Conference) has won six consecutive games, and for just the fourth time in 18 tries at Stephen F. Austin (4-6, 4-4).Kyran Irvin had a 38-yard touchdown run and Lorran Fonseca kicked two field goals to give the Colonels a 13-6 halftime lead.  Fourcade threw a 47-yard touchdown pass t...

  • Tioga ends Tarpons’ season in Galliano slugfest

    Before Friday’s game between Tioga and South Lafourche, the youthful Indians were loose. They jammed out to rap music with their own sound system – each player singing along to the tunes blared from the speakers.Once the music stopped and the game was played, the Indians were still dancing – just to the second round of the Class 4A State Playoffs.Tioga beat South Lafourche 31-16 on Friday in a wild, thrilling game that featured scoring plays in all three phases of the game.Coac...

  • Bills brace for steady Brees as Saints come marching in

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Don't bother asking Sean McDermott if he's glanced where the Bills are in the standings after matching their best first-half record in 17 years.Buffalo's rookie coach shook his head, no, before saying he's far too consumed with preparing to host the NFC South-leading Saints on Sunday. New Orleans has an offense that gave McDermott fits during his previous six years as Carolina's defensive coordinator."Drew Brees, Sean Payton," he said...

  • Davis powers Pelicans past Pacers 117-112

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans appeared to be in big trouble. Then Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins took over.Davis had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Cousins added 32 points and 13 boards and the Pelicans rallied to beat the Indiana Pacers 117-112 on Tuesday night."I think our talent is different than a lot of bigs — there's so many ways we can dominate a game," Cousins said. "And I think we're just scratching the surface right now.

  • LSU looks for strong finish, 1st 10-win season since 2013

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU is entering an important three-game stretch for first-year coach Ed Orgeron and the man who hired him, athletic director Joe Alleva.While a loss at No. 1 Alabama last weekend dropped the Tigers out of the AP Top 25 and virtually ended hopes of a Southeastern Conference championship, a strong run to close out the season could engender considerable confidence in the direction of the program.A 10-win season and one of the more attractive non-College Football Playof...

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