HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- Jay Lucas scored on a 1-yard run in overtime
to give Southeastern Louisiana a 21-24 win over Northwestern State
Northwestern forced the game into overtime when Robert Weeks
drilled a 26-yard field goal with 0:41 left in regulation, knotting
the score at 24.
Southeastern (2-5, 1-1 Southland Conference) snapped a
three-game losing streak while Northwestern (2-4, 0-2) lost its
second straight. Northwestern had 419 in total yards to the Lions'
265, but the Demons were hurt by four turnovers.
Northwestern led at halftime 14-13 after scoring on a 2-yard run
by Patrick Earl and a 35-yard catch by Ben Bailey in the first
quarter. SLU got its first-half points from Crawford Kilpatrick's
5-yard TD catch and Merrick Lanaux's 28-yard TD catch. But the
Demons blocked an extra point kick.
In the second half, the Lions opened the scoring when Jeff
Turner hit a 29-yard field goal in the third, the only score in