Scores

Final

Nicholls State 44

(3-2, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 28, 2013

John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

1 2 3 4 T
ARK 0 21 3 1034
NICH 14 13 7 1044

Top Performers

Passing: T. Figaro (NICH) - 94 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Figaro (NICH) - 21 CAR, 281 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Washington (NICH) - 3 REC, 49 YDS, 1 TD

Figaro leads Nicholls St. past Ark. Tech 44-34

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Tuskani Figaro threw three touchdowns, ran for 281 yards and two more scores and Nicholls State beat Arkansas Tech 44-34 on Saturday night.

Nicholls State (3-2) led 37-27 with 7:39 left in the game but Arkansas Tech responded with a two-play scoring drive, including a Ketrich Harmon 55-yard run and a Jonathan Keener 5-yard touchdown.

Arkansas Tech (2-2), a Division II school, forced a three-and-out on Nicholls State's next possession. Harmon had another long run, this time for 60 yards, but Randy Velazquez's game-tying 39-yard field goal attempt was blocked with 1:35 left.

Two plays later, Figaro broke free for the game-clinching 88-yard touchdown.

Nicholls State led 14-0, but Arkansas Tech came back to tie it at 21 on a Darion Shine 57-yard interception return. On Nicholls State's next possession, Carey Fortson caught a 10-yard TD with 7 seconds remaining and the Colonels led 27-21 at the half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARK
NICH
1st Downs2019
Total Yards453492
Passing201133
Rushing252359
Penalties8-546-50
3rd Down Conversions6-127-15
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers21
Possession29:1130:49

Passing Leaders

Arkansas TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Halpin13/221758.021
Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Figaro10/20944.730

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harmon1018218.2060
Foote6325.3020
Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Figaro2128113.4288
Washington16734.6129

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Washington45112.8031
Jackson13030.0030
Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Washington34916.3127
Bolt33311.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARKNICH
TD09:06Nick Scelfo 11 Yd Pass From Tuskani Figaro (Andrew Dolan Kick) 07
TD04:14Tuskani Figaro 8 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERARKNICH
TD13:42John Simpson 4 Yd Pass From Luke Halpin (Randy Velazquez Kick) 714
TD11:31Marcus Washington 11 Yd Pass From Tuskani Figaro (Andrew Dolan Kick) 721
TD07:45Jerry Anderson 14 Yd Pass From Luke Halpin (Randy Velazquez Kick) 1421
TD01:28Darion Shine 57 Yd Interception Return (Randy Velazquez Kick) 2121
TD00:07Carey Fortson 10 Yd Pass From Tuskani Figaro (Pat Failed) 2127
THIRD QUARTERARKNICH
FG09:22Randy Velazquez 33 Yd 2427
TD01:17Marcus Washington 1 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 2434
FOURTH QUARTERARKNICH
FG13:07Randy Velazquez 20 Yd 2734
FG07:39Andrew Dolan 30 Yd 2737
TD06:59Jonathan Keener 5 Yd Run (Randy Velazquez Kick) 3437
TD01:16Tuskani Figaro 88 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 3444