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SE Louisiana tops Nicholls 40-17 for Southland title

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Jessie Britt and Ivan Drobocky each scored a pair of touchdowns and Southeastern Louisiana won the River Bell Classic and its third Southland Conference championship with a 40-17 win over Nicholls State on Thursday night.

The Lions (8-3, 5-1), who have won five straight, took control just before halftime when burst up the middle for a 33-yard touchdown run and 46 seconds later Zy Alexander had a 48-yard interception return to make it 30-17 at the break.

Earlier Elie Sawyer had an 8-yard touchdown passes to Drobocky and Britt to help the Lions forge a 17-17 tie before Britt's TD run 1:17 before halftime.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: K. Granier1907
Passing TDs: K. Granier14
Rushing Yards: J. Gums859
Rushing TDs: C. Guggenheim4
Receiving Yards: A. Davis419
Receiving TDs: A. Davis4
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at South Alabama L 7 - 48
9/10 at Louisiana-Monroe L 7 - 35
9/17 at Southeast Missouri State L 16 - 42
9/24 vs. Jacksonville State L 21 - 52
10/1 at Northwestern State L 33 - 36
10/8 at Houston Christian W 19 - 17
10/15 vs. UIW L 14 - 49
10/22 vs. McNeese W 40 - 35
10/29 at Lamar L 17 - 24
11/12 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce W 12 - 10
11/17 vs. Southeastern Louisiana L 17 - 40
Southland
  Conference Overall
5 UIW 6-1 10-1
17 Southeastern Louisiana 5-1 9-3
Northwestern State 4-2 4-7
Texas A&M-Commerce 3-3 5-6
Nicholls State 3-4 3-8
McNeese State 2-4 4-7
Houston Christian 1-5 2-9
Lamar 1-5 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3973 (59)
Passing Yards: 2292 (63)
Rushing Yards: 1681 (57)
Points per game: 18.5 (98)
Yards per game: 361.2 (64)
Touchdowns: 24 (99)
Field Goals: 10 (52)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4768 (96)
Passing Yards: 2822 (103)
Rushing Yards: 1946 (82)
Points per game: 35.3 (98)
Yards per game: 433.5 (96)
Touchdowns: 49 (103)
Field Goals: 8 (37)