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Colonels win big at home against Prairie View A&M

September 18, 2017

The Colonels earned their second win of the season against the Prairie View A&M Panthers on Saturday
at John L. Guidry stadium. The 44-13 result marked Head coach Tim Rebowe’s 10th career win during his
two-plus seasons at Nicholls State University.

The Colonels went into halftime with a 34-3 lead over the Panthers after three different members
achieved rushing touchdowns in the half. Sophomore running back Kyran Irvin scored the first
touchdown for Nicholls on a 1-yard rush which finished a 64-yard offensive drive. Irvin reached a
personal best 113 yards on 19 carries for the Colonels.

Junior wide receiver Mason Roberts caught a 62-yard touchdown catch in the end zone at the end of the
first quarter making the score 14-0. Roberts led the receivers with a career high 83 yards on the night.
Irvin followed up Roberts’s touchdown catch with his own 34-yard score to put the Colonels in the lead
at 21-0 to end the quarter.

The passing game was strong in the second quarter. Quarterback Chase Fourcade found sophomore
wide receiver Christian Booker and senior wide receiver Jarrell Rogers on back-to- back first downs
catches. Booker’s play set up sophomore running back Jeremey Rounds for his first career touchdown
run.

With less than a minute remaining in the first half, junior kicker Lorran Fonseca nailed a career-long 49-
yard field goal. Prairie View answered with their own 42-yard kick, putting the score at 34-3.
The Panthers kicked another field goal in the third quarter from 46-yards out before Fourcade hit
freshman wide receiver Dai'Jean Dixon with a 22-yard pass in the end zone, making the score 41-6.
Senior kicker David McKey added a 21-yard colonel field goal before the Panthers scored their only
touchdown of the night on an 8-yard catch with only a minute remaining on the clock.

Offensively, Fourcade threw for 248 yards and two scores. The team combined for 493 yards of total
offense with 219 yards on the ground. Senior Tuskani Figaro took the field as a quarterback for the first
time since 2015 and added 50 yards on four carries.

The Panthers combined for 347 yards of offense and starting quarterback Lavell McCullers threw for 122
yards.

Junior defensive backs Joel Dullary and Corey Abraham as well as sophomore linebacker Evan Veron
each contributed six tackles to the Colonel defensive effort. The Colonels kept their 4.0 sacks average
which was the best in the FCS heading into the game.

The Colonels will be on the road next weekend when they will face defending league champion Sam
Houston State University.

Statistics
Passing
Fourcade, Chase: 248 yds.
Figaro, Tuskani: 26 yds.
Rushing
Kyran Irvin: 113 yds.
Rounds, Jeremy: 55 yds.
Figaro, Tuskani: 50 yds.
Adair, Donnell: 17 yds.
Receiving
Roberts, Mason: 4 receptions, 83 total yds. 1 TD
Jeanpiere, Damion: 1 reception, 42 total yds.
Dixon, Dai'Jean: 3 receptions, 41 total yds. 1 TD
Booker, Christian: 4 receptions, 37 total yds.
Simmons, Bryson: 1 reception, 26 total yds.
Rogers, Jarrell: 4 receptions, 22 total yds.
Guarisco, Stefano: 1 reception, 19 total yds.
LeBouef, Stephen: 1 reception, 4 total yds.
Sacks
Dotson, Kenny: 1.0
Ona, Lazarus: 1.0
Enclade, Terrell: 1.0
Johnson, Tyler: 1.0

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