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Guggenheim scores four touchdowns as Nicholls dismantles Homecoming opponent

Photo by: Ryker John Emnace
Nicholls quarterback Pat McQuaide (#7) gets ready to hand the ball off to Collin Guggenheim (#19)

Collin Guggenheim ran for four touchdowns in a 38-7 win over Houston Christian University.

The Nicholls State University football team took on HCU in a game that would not stay close in the second half.

Nicholls scored early following an interception on its first defensive drive.

Wide receiver David Robinson Jr. caught a touchdown pass from Pat McQuaid with his back on the ground.

Robinson Jr. caught the ball despite a defensive pass interference on him.

ESPN described the catch by Robinson as “preposterous”.

HCU scored a touchdown in response to the Nicholls score to take away the Colonels’ lead

Nicholls would turn the ball over on their next offensive drive when a tipped ball landed in the arms of an HCU defender.

HCU was unable to capitalize on the takeaway, missing a 35-yard field goal on the ensuing Huskies’ drive.

The teams traded punts on the next six drives before Guggenheim ran into the end zone from four yards out for his first touchdown of the game.

Nicholls retook possession at the HCU 15-yard line after a Tyler Morton interception.

A Colonels’ missed field goal would see the half end 14-7 Nicholls.

Nicholls saw a scoring barrage begin on its first drive of the third quarter.

A 63-yard reception by Robinson Jr. set up a 5-yard Guggenheim touchdown rush.

Nicholls went three and out on its next offensive drive, but a muffed punt would see Nicholls get possession at the HCU 7-yard line. 

Two Guggenheim rush attempts would put the Colonels in the end zone for their fourth touchdown.

Nicholls cornerback Jordan Jackson would end the following HCU drive with an interception on fourth-and-3.

The Colonels turned the turnover into three points on a 28-yard Gavin Lasseigne field goal.

A defensive stop on the ensuing HCU drive would lead to Guggenheim’s fourth touchdown of the game on a 1-yard rush.

The defenses stood tall in the fourth quarter and allowed no points.

Nicholls took the win 38-7.

Guggenheim may have taken most of the attention but running back Jaylon Spears totaled 114 yards rushing and averaged 14.1 yards per rush.

David Robinson shined in the game as well recording 127 receiving yards which saw him lead the game in yards from scrimmage.

Nicholls safety Tyler Morton followed up his Southland Conference Player of the Week award with 6 tackles and 2 interceptions this week.

Nicholls stays at home next week to face Northwestern State University in the battle for the NSU trophy.

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Brogan Burns
Brogan Burns, Sports Editor
I'm a Mass Communications major and a huge Saints fan. I’m from Chalmette, and I haven’t seen my dog in a month. Fun Fact: I’ve listened to the Sour album upwards of 50 times.
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