Following a huge win over Lincoln University, the Colonels came into Saturday’s game looking to carry over the momentum from their week one victory.
This time the opponent would be a fellow Southland Conference member, the Lamar University Cardinals. These teams last faced each other in 2018 with Nicholls coming out on top with a 50-27 victory.
The game began with the Colonels’ offense led by Lindsey Scott Jr. taking the field first. They would quickly take a 6-0 lead after a 33-yard touchdown run by Scott.
After a defensive stop that would lead to a Lamar punt. The Colonels would once again find the endzone, but this time it would be through the air with Scott finding sophomore wide receiver K.J. Franklin for a 23-yard touchdown pass.
The first drive of the second quarter for Nicholls would again result with the Colonels finding the endzone. This time it would be Scott connecting with running back Troy Hurst for a 28-yard touchdown pass.
The defense would again force a Lamar punt, allowing for Scott and company to head back on the field to try to extend the lead.
After marching the ball down the field, the Colonels would find themselves at the 2-yard line where running back Julien Gums would finish the drive off with a touchdown.
The last offensive possession of the first half would end like the first with Lindsey Scott finding the endzone, this time with a 7-yard rush.
The Colonels would take a 34-0 lead into halftime.
Following a defensive stop to start the second half, the Colonels would need only 4 plays to find the endzone with Scott connecting with wide receiver Dontaze Costly for a 45-yard touchdown pass.
The Colonels would go on to add two more offensive touchdowns in the third quarter with both coming on the ground by Scott and running back John Carrington III. While the defense would hold Lamar scoreless through the second half.
Lindsey Scott would finish the game with 232 yards through the air and 108 yards on the ground with three passing and three rushing touchdowns.
The defense limited the Cardinals offense to only 91 yards and pitched their first shutout since the 2018 season when they beat Southeastern 44-0.
The Colonels won this game 55-0.
Nicholls will be on the road for the next game on March 6. The colonels will travel to Natchitoches to face Northwestern at 6 p.m.