Jacksonville 13

(0-2, 0-1 away)

SE Louisiana 41

(1-2, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 16, 2006

Strawberry Stadium, Hammond, LA

1 2 3 4 T
JAC 3 3 7 013
SELA 7 28 6 041

Top Performers

Passing: S. Babin (SELA) - 169 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Lucas (SELA) - 9 CAR, 125 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Muhammad (SELA) - 4 REC, 49 YDS, 1 TD

Southeastern Louisiana 41, Jacksonville 13

HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- Jay Lucas rushed for 125 yards on nine carries and Seth Babin completed 17 of 23 passes for 169 yards to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a 41-13 win Saturday over Jacksonville University in the Lions' home opener.

Led by a balanced attack that racked up 423 yards total offense, including 228 on the ground, Southeastern erupted for 28 points in the second quarter and cruised to the win without head coach Dennis Roland for the second straight game.

The Lions (1-2) led 35-6 at halftime before unloading the bench in the second half.

Jacksonville (0-2), took the opening kickoff and went 70 yards in 13 plays, driving to the Lions' 6 before Southeastern's defense held and Donovon Curry kicked a 23-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead with 9:50 left in the first quarter.

Four plays and 78 yards later, Southeastern took the lead for good with Lucas, a transfer from Texas A&M, finishing off the drive with a 42-yard sprint to the end zone. On its next possession, Southeastern went 80 yards in 12 plays for a 14-3 lead.

Southeastern's special teams then got into the act as the Lions blocked punts on JU's next two possessions -- the second of which led to a 6-yard touchdown run by Kendrick Perry with 5:59 remaining in the first half.

Curry kicked a 37-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter and Bryan Gamble had a 9-yard touchdown run to account for the rest of JU's scoring.

JU, which finished with 221 yards of total offense, controlled the football for 11 minutes and accumulated 92 yards. In the second quarter, the Dolphins were held to 59 yards while allowing 175.