Ryker John Emnace
The Colonels stumbled into their bye week after suffering a 17-71 defeat courtesy of the Sam Houston State Bearkats.
Nicholls looked determined to show that performance was an isolated event when they took the field to face off against the 13th ranked University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals.
It was the offense that led the way for the Colonels in this matchup with quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. totaling six touchdowns (five passing and one rushing).
Junior wide receiver Dontaze Costly had a big first half, catching two touchdown passes and returning a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.
With starting running back Julien Gums out due to injury, Sophomore John Carrington lll led the Colonels in rushing with 135 yards and two touchdowns on 13 attempts. Freshman Ronnie Jackson was also able to get into the endzone. Combined the Colonels totaled 350 yards on the ground.
Senior defensive back Kevin Moore and defensive lineman Chris Thomas led the Colonels on defense. Moore tallied 9 tackles and a forced fumble, while Thomas added 8 tackles, a forced fumble, and a sack.
On the last touchdown of the day Scott found wide receiver Dai’Jean Dixon for a 3-yard touchdown pass. The reception was Dixon’s 25th receiving touchdown, setting a new school record.
The record setting touchdown was the perfect exclamation for the Colonels 75-45 victory over the Cardinals.
Next Saturday, the Colonels will head out to Lake Charles for their final road game of the season where they will face off against the McNeese Cowboys.