NCAAF Game Recap - Nicholls State at Stephen F. Austin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Nicholls State 48, Stephen F. Austin 30

Sep 21, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Nicholls State (2-1)

7

21

7

13

48

Stephen F. Austin (0-4)

7

16

0

7

30

Gums, Fourcade lead Nicholls past Stephen F. Austin 48-30
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:53 PM

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) Julien Gums rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns and Chase Fourcade threw a TD pass and ran for two scores as Nicholls cruised past Stephen F. Austin 48-30 in a Southland Conference opener on Saturday.

Stephen F. Austin took a 7-0 lead on Trae Self's 21-yard run, but Gums answered with a 21-yard scoring run of his own to knot the score at 7 at the end of the first quarter.

Fourcade put the Colonels (2-1, 1-0) up 14-7 just 48 seconds into the second quarter on a 14-yard TD toss to Stefano Guarisco. The Lumberjacks (0-4, 0-1) pulled within a point on two Storm Ruiz field goals before Jeremy Rounds scored on a 4-yard run for a 21-13 Nicholls lead. Again Stephen F. Austin got within a point after Self connected with Xavier Gipson for a 47-yard scoring strike, but Gums answered again with a 9-yard TD run to extend the Colonels' lead to 28-20. Ruiz's third field goal got the Lumberjacks within 28-23 at halftime.

Fourcade's 19-yard TD run was the only score in the third quarter and gave Nicholls a 35-23 advantage. Self found Allen Arclies III open for a 10-yard TD to cut the Lumberjacks' deficit to five, but Fourcade and Gums had TD runs in the final 3:29 to put the game out of reach.

Fourcade completed 12 of 16 passes for 145 yards and he ran for 59 yards on 18 carries.

Self was 24-of-43 passing for 354 yards with two TDs and an interception. The Lumberjacks managed just 58 yards on the ground on 22 rushes.

Passing

Nich Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Fourcade 16 12 75.0 1 145 24 1 97.1
SFA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Self 43 24 55.8 2 354 47 1 88.7
M. Quick 1 1 100.0 0 2 2 0 79.2

Rushing

Nich Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Gums 22 135 6.1 21 3
J. Rounds 9 72 8.0 16 1
SFA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Arnold 1 0 0.0 0 0
D. Ward 12 26 2.2 9 0

Receiving

Nich Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Guarisco 4 51 12.8 14 1
D. Dixon 2 38 19.0 24 0
SFA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Clater 5 80 16.0 45 0
X. Gipson 2 75 37.5 47 1

Fumbles

Nich F FL
C. Fourcade 1 0

Returning

Nich KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Smith 1 18.0 0 18 0 - 0 0
A. Steib 1 23.0 0 23 0 - 0 0
SFA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
X. Gipson 5 27.0 0 48 0 - 0 0
R. Bently 0 - 0 0 2 12.5 0 21

Punting

Nich Punt Yds Avg LgPu
W. Jones 5 166 33.2 52
SFA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Quick 3 117 39.0 42

Takeaways

Nich Int Yds InTD
L. James 1 0 0
SFA Int Yds InTD
W. Roberts 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Nich SFA
Points For 48 30
Total Yards 436 414
Rushing Yards 291 58
Passing Yards 145 356
Passing Completions / Attempts 12/16 25/44
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 31 17
Penalties - Yards 6/42 9/74
Time Of Possession 31:31 29:29
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/12 2/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/4
Punts - Average Yards 5/33 3/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Nich SFA
SFA 2:53 TD Trae Self 21 yd run (Storm Ruiz kick) 0 7
Nich 6:56 TD Julien Gums 21 yd run (Gunnar Jones kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter Nich SFA
Nich 0:48 TD Stefano Guarisco 14 yd pass from Chase Fourcade (Gunnar Jones kick) 14 7
SFA 4:05 FG Storm Ruiz 21 yd FG 14 10
SFA 7:47 FG Storm Ruiz 22 yd FG 14 13
Nich 9:46 TD Jeremy Rounds 4 yd run (Gunnar Jones kick) 21 13
SFA 10:21 TD Xavier Gipson 47 yd pass from Trae Self (Storm Ruiz kick) 21 20
Nich 13:40 TD Julien Gums 9 yd run (Gunnar Jones kick) 28 20
SFA 14:43 FG Storm Ruiz 35 yd FG 28 23
3rd Quarter Nich SFA
Nich 3:25 TD Chase Fourcade 19 yd run (Gunnar Jones kick) 35 23
4th Quarter Nich SFA
SFA 5:12 TD Allen Arclies III 10 yd pass from Trae Self (Storm Ruiz kick) 35 30
Nich 11:31 TD Chase Fourcade 6 yd run (missed kick) 41 30
Nich 13:06 TD Julien Gums 4 yd run (Gunnar Jones kick) 48 30

Game Information

Stadium: Homer Bryce Stadium, Nacogdoches, Texas
Attendance: 10,304
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