SE Louisiana beats South Dakota

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HAMMOND, La. (AP)—Mark Newbill forced a fumble on the potential game-winning two-point conversion to help Southeastern Louisiana beat South Dakota 31-30 on Saturday night.

Trailing 31-24 with 1:42 remaining, the Coyotes (1-2) drove 59 yards on 11 plays as Noah Shepard hit Dan Skelly for a 12-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone as time expired.

South Dakota attempted a two-point conversion as Shepard tried to score by running. Newbill stopped Shepard short of the goal line, causing the quarterback to fumble as the ball rolled into the end zone.

A South Dakota player recovered on the ball but wasn’t counted as a score because the fumble occurred before the goal line. South Dakota was not credited with two points due to an NCAA rule that does not allow a team to recover a fumble to convert a two-point conversion

Brian Babin threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions.

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