Nicholls football ended its season with a 52-45 loss to Southland Conference rival Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux in the River Bell Classic. The No. Colonels end their first ever spring season at 4-3 overall and at 3-3 in Southland.
In an effort to keep its playoff hopes alive, Southern Illinois has landed a game with a Top 20 opponent. The Salukis, ranked No. in the latest Stats Perform FCS poll, will host 19th-rated Southeastern Louisiana in Carbondale April 17.
Cole Kelley threw three touchdown passes and ran for two 1-yard scores to help Southeastern Louisiana beat Lamar 42-12 on Saturday night. Kelley was 23-of-31 passing with two interceptions. Tim Wilson Jr. had three receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns, including a 47-yard scoring catch that made it 14-9 early in the second quarter and gave Southeastern Louisiana the lead for good.