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Special teams’ mishaps and four interceptions lead to Nicholls’ third loss

Photo by: Ryker John Emnace

The Nicholls State University football team lost to the Tulane University Green Wave 36 to 7 at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.

Nicholls falls to 0-3 on the season before entering conference play next week at McNeese State University on Sept. 30.

Nicholls put up a total of 335 total yards against the Green Wave. Quarterback Pat McQuaide went 27 for 39, throwing for 273 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions. Collin Guggenheim led the Colonels in rushing, with 14 attempts for 56 yards.

Neno Lemay led Nicholls in receiving yards with eight catches for 75 yards and one touchdown.

Nicholls defensive back Markeyvrick Eddie intercepted two passes off of Tulane, one from quarterback Michael Pratt midway through the first quarter, and another from quarterback Kai Horton at the start of the fourth quarter.

The first touchdown of the game came on a 27-yard Tulane punt return from Shi’Keem Laister with 10:32 left in the first quarter.

Tulane then scored on a 32-yard field goal from kicker Valentino Ambrosio to put them up 10-0 with 1:30 left in the first quarter.

Tulane’s first-quarter scoring would not stop there. Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt found receiver Lawrence Keys III wide open on a 40-yard pass, raising the deficit to 17 as the first quarter ended.

With 9:08 left in the second quarter, Pratt found Keys again in the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown, making the score 24-0.

Nicholls’ lone score came on a McQuaide 13-yard pass to Lemay in the second quarter with 3:33 left, decreasing the lead to 24-7.

With 38 seconds left in the first half, Ambrosio scored a 45-yard field goal, making the score 27-7 at halftime.

In the early moments of the third quarter, Nicholls junior tight end Connor Venetis suffered an injury to the upper body and was down for a few moments before heading to the medical tent. He did not return to the game.

Nicholls head coach Tim Rebowe said “I saw him walking around after the game. I didn’t talk to any of the doctors, but I think he’ll be okay.”

With four minutes left in the third quarter, Pratt ran it in for a 1-yard touchdown, making the score 33-7.

The final score of the game came on an Ambrosio 31-yard Field Goal with 6:19 left in the game.

Nicholls head coach Tim Rebowe said the loss was very disappointing to him.

“We thought we had things fixed, but I’m proud of our guys,” Rebowe said. “They kept clawing, they kept scratching, they kept fighting, and I’m proud of them for that.”

Nicholls will be back at home for their homecoming game in two weeks on Saturday, Oct. 7th when the Colonels face Houston Christian University at 3 p.m.

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Tory Trahan
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