Scores

Final

SF Austin 27

(3-9, 1-6 Southland)

Northwestern St 40

(6-6, 3-4 Southland)

2:00 PM ET, November 23, 2013

Turpin Stadium, Natchitoches, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SFA 7 17 3 027
NWST 16 21 3 040

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Adkins (NWST) - 333 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: K. Lawson (SFA) - 15 CAR, 123 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Hollier Jr. (NWST) - 7 REC, 165 YDS, 2 TD

Northwestern State defeats Stephen F. Austin 40-27

Associated Press

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Zach Adkins threw three touchdown passes on 333 yards passing as Northwestern State defeated Stephen F. Austin 40-27 on Saturday in the Battle for Chief Caddo.

Northwestern State (6-6, 3-4 Southland Conference) scored the first 16 points of the game, including the first nine defensively, on a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown by Imoan Claiborne followed by a safety.

Two of Adkins' three touchdown passes came in a 21-point second quarter for Northwestern State as it took a 37-24 lead into the half.

The Lumberjacks (3-9, 1-6) came within 37-27 on a field goal early in the third quarter, but Northwestern State responded with a field goal and neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

Keith Lawson had 123 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Lumberjacks.

Northwestern State a four-game losing streak against Stephen F. Austin.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SFA
NWST
1st Downs2527
Total Yards465469
Passing315333
Rushing150136
Penalties5-456-69
3rd Down Conversions2-86-14
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers32
Possession23:2336:37

Passing Leaders

Stephen F. AustinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Attaway28/423157.513
Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Adkins26/3333310.132

Rushing Leaders

Stephen F. AustinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawson151238.2247
West8283.508
Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Atzenweiler24984.1114
Dever Jr.11616.0016

Receiving Leaders

Stephen F. AustinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brooks910011.1135
Boyd79814.0033
Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hollier Jr.716523.6238
Eagan6599.8024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSFANWST
TD13:26Imoan Claiborne 48 Yd Interception Return (Chris Moore Kick) 07
SF13:15Team Safety 09
TD11:11Bryant Mitchell 2 Yd Pass From Zach Adkins (Chris Moore Kick) 016
TD08:50Keith Lawson 47 Yd Run (Jordan Wiggs Kick) 716
SECOND QUARTERSFANWST
TD12:48Garrett Atzenweiler 2 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick) 723
FG09:16Jordan Wiggs 22 Yd 1023
TD07:40Louis Hollier Jr. 23 Yd Pass From Zach Adkins (Chris Moore Kick) 1030
TD05:05Mike Brooks 4 Yd Pass From Brady Attaway (Jordan Wiggs Kick) 1730
TD01:22Louis Hollier Jr. 38 Yd Pass From Zach Adkins (Chris Moore Kick) 1737
TD00:19Keith Lawson 2 Yd Run (Jordan Wiggs Kick) 2437
THIRD QUARTERSFANWST
FG09:51Jordan Wiggs 23 Yd 2737
FG05:18Chris Moore 36 Yd 2740