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  • No. 20 Colonels roll in 41-20 win at HBU

    HOUSTON - A dominating all-around performance by the No. 20 Nicholls State University football team led to its second convincing win in a row as the Colonels defeated Houston Baptist University, 41-20, Saturday afternoon in Husky Stadium.Coming off a 27-point victory over Incarnate Word, Nicholls (6-3, 5-2 SLC) used another fast start to lead 27-0 at halftime and 41-7 in the third after Chase Fourcade's touchdown pass to Dai'Jean Dixon. With the game in hand, HBU scored on a blocked punt...

  • Trojans roar to playoffs, while Tarpons bow out with lopsided defeat

    After a couple of tough losses in the second-half of the season, winning a football game sure felt good to the Central Lafourche football team.To do it against a longtime rival, well, that just made it all the sweeter.The Trojans beat Thibodaux 49-28 on Friday night, ending the team’s season with a 6-4 record, easily punching a ticket into the Class 5A State Playoffs.Coach Keith Menard said the win was good for his team, giving a jolt of life into the club after a couple late-season losses...

  • Long-distance call: Thomas helps Saints beat Rams 45-35

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the time came to dial up a big play for Michael Thomas, the Saints' leading receiver answered the call.He even had a flip phone planted in the padding of each goal post, just in case.Thomas caught a late 72-yard touchdown reception and then celebrated with a cellphone in a throwback to another famous New Orleans play, and the streaking Saints handed the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of the season with a 45-35 victory on Sunday."I loved the celebration m...

  • Mutual admiration defines Rams-Saints clash for tops in NFC

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton has seen plenty of road hazards in the nearly 13 years he's lived in New Orleans, a city where streets routinely crack and buckle atop the spongy landscape of drained swamp and marsh.That could explain the metaphor at the forefront of Payton's consciousness when he described how he sees Sunday's clash with the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams. Although the matchup between the Rams (8-0) and surging Saints (6-1) has the ingredients of a poten...

  • Brees, Saints offense, brace for unusual challenge vs. Rams

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints face an unusual challenge this weekend.They'll try to keep up with an offense every bit as potent as their own — and do so against one of the top-rated defenses in the NFL.Saints coach Sean Payton said dealing with the Los Angeles Rams' eighth-ranked defense will be a tall order in itself."It presents a ton of problems," Payton said. "First off, the talent when you're talking about some of the top t...

  • Legacy game awaits LSU's Cajun coach vs. No. 1 Alabama

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Cornelia "Coco" Orgeron, the mother of LSU coach Ed Orgeron, describes her son as someone who lives to bring joy to others and rarely requests anything for himself, "except maybe a gumbo."Her assessment is routinely echoed across the Cajun enclaves of south Louisiana — particularly around Bayou Lafourche, where the Tigers' coach grew up and is known by the nickname, "Bebe.""I've been knowing Bebe (pronounced, "ba...

  • Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame top 1st CFP rankings

    If you don't like the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, don't worry. Saturday's slate of huge games guarantees major changes are coming next week.Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame were the top four teams in the initial CFP rankings Tuesday night.After meeting for a day and a half at a hotel outside Dallas, the 13-member selection committee released the first of its five weekly top 25s before the four-team field is set for the semifinals on Dec. 2.Michiga...

  • Fourcade's 5 TDs help Nicholls St. beat Incarnate Word 48-21

    THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State junior quarterback Chase Fourcade accounted for five touchdowns for the second straight home game and the Colonel defense had a dominating performance against first-place Incarnate Word, as the Colonels rolled to a 48-21 victory on Homecoming Saturday evening at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium.No.

  • Don't look now, but it's another top-5 LSU-Alabama matchup

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban has no interest in reconstructing Alabama's seven-game winning streak over LSU or pondering his team's scarcely threatened perfect record.So just don't ask.The top-ranked Crimson Tide coach is far more concerned with the challenges presented by Ed Orgeron's current fourth-ranked Tigers, which appear to be substantial."Our record or any other statistic that you guys (reporters) want to bring up about this game and all that, will not af...

  • Tarpons, Trojans fall in Week 9

    The South Lafourche football team will not be going to the playoffs this fall. The Tarpons lost to South Terrebonne, 43-7, on Friday night, effectively ending the team’s chances at returning to the Class 4A State Playoffs for a second-straight season.South Lafourche is now 2-7 entering a Week 10 matchup with East St. John.

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