Colonels fall to Lamar


On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Nicholls State Colonels took on the Lamar Cardinals. Nicholls came into the game off their second victory of the season against McNeese.

Lamar’s offense took the field first to start off the game. They had a drive of five plays for 20 yards before they were forced to punt. Nicholls took the field afterwards and had a similar result. 

The first six drives of the game resulted in punts or turnover on downs by both teams. The first quarter saw no scoring.

Lamar’s offense scored the game’s first points after a 10-play, 71-yard touchdown drive, making the score 7-0 with seven minutes to go in the second quarter.

The offense for Nicholls took the field after and had an interception returned for a touchdown. The touchdown increased the score to 14-0 with 5:50 to go in the second.

After that interception, Nicholls had a quick three and out, which resulted in Lamar getting the ball on their own 36-yard line.

The Lamar offense orchestrated a seven-play, 28-yard drive, but came up with no points after a missed field goal attempt. Nicholls took over on their own 36-yard line.

Nicholls was able to put together a lengthy 10-play, 48-yard drive that resulted in a made field goal. The field goal helped cut the lead to 14-3 right before halftime.

Nicholls received the ball after halftime and scored a quick touchdown after a four-play, 81-yard drive to cut the deficit to 14-10 just 1:27 into the third quarter.

Lamar’s offense responded quickly. They went 73 yards on just three plays to increase the lead to 11, making the score  21-10 with 12:10 to go in the third.

The next two drives between the teams resulted in punts before Nicholls took the field for their third drive of the second half.

Nicholls orchestrated another long touchdown drive. The drive lasted 16 plays for 98 yards and made the score 21-17 with 1:20 to go in the third quarter.

Lamar’s offense responded with their own long drive. Their drive lasted 14 plays for 60 yards, which resulted in a made field goal. The score was now 24-17 with 10:05 left in the fourth quarter.

The last five drives of the game were much like the first six, as they were either punts or turnover on downs between the teams.

Quarterback Kohen Granier led all passers as he went 18-for-29 for 148 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

Running back Julien Gums was the leading rusher for Nicholls with 21 carries for 99 yards. Receiver David Robinson Jr. led the team in receiving yards with three catches for 80 yards and one touchdown.

Nicholls will look to avenge their loss in their next game against the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions.