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Nicholls earns FCS playoff bid and share of Southland title

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Julien Gums ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the River Bell Classic on Thursday night and Nicholls shut out SE Louisiana 44-0 to clinch a share of the Southland Conference title.

The Colonels (8-3, 7-2) finished the season tied with Incarnate Word (6-2) in the loss column and, with the edge in conference wins, Nicholls earned the Southland's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.

Dontrell Taylor opened the scoring 62 seconds into the contest with a 14-yard TD run. Gums added a 2-yard run with 8 seconds left in the period and the Colonels led 13-0 after the missed PAT.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Virgil3034
Passing TDs: C. Virgil17
Rushing Yards: D. Johnson519
Rushing TDs: D. Williams4
Receiving Yards: J. Petit-Frere796
Receiving TDs: J. Petit-Frere5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/30 at Louisiana-Monroe L 31 - 34
9/8 at 11 LSU L 0 - 31
9/15 vs. Central Arkansas L 25 - 33
9/22 at Lamar W 30 - 24
9/29 vs. Northwestern State W 24 - 17
10/6 at UIW L 34 - 52
10/13 vs. Houston Baptist W 62 - 52
10/20 vs. Abilene Christian L 27 - 48
10/27 at Sam Houston State L 25 - 28
11/3 vs. McNeese W 23 - 6
11/15 at Nicholls L 0 - 44
Southland
  Conference Overall
14 Nicholls State 7-2 8-3
24 UIW 6-2 6-4
Lamar 6-3 7-4
McNeese State 5-4 6-5
Sam Houston State 5-4 6-5
Central Arkansas 5-4 6-5
Abilene Christian 5-4 6-5
Southeastern Louisiana 4-5 4-7
Northwestern State 4-5 5-6
Stephen F. Austin 2-7 2-8
Houston Baptist 0-9 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4476 (43)
Passing Yards: 3095 (15)
Rushing Yards: 1381 (90)
Points per game: 25.5 (82)
Yards per game: 406.9 (48)
Touchdowns: 31 (87)
Field Goals: 14 (21)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5046 (109)
Passing Yards: 3026 (117)
Rushing Yards: 2020 (77)
Points per game: 33.5 (92)
Yards per game: 458.7 (105)
Touchdowns: 42 (89)
Field Goals: 12 (104)
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