Nicholls State at South Alabama

South Alabama 9, Nicholls 3


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - In a defensive struggle and battle of placekickers, Michel Chapuseaux kicked three field goals to give South Alabama a hard-fought 9-3 victory over Nicholls State Saturday night in non-conference play.

After a scoreless first quarter, Chapuseaux answered a 48-yard field goal by the Colonels' Andrew Dolan with a 19-yarder of his own. It was 3-3 at halftime. Chapuseaux added a 21-yard field goal in the third quarter and then a 34-yarder in the fourth.

South Alabama (1-1) had a big edge in total yardage. The Jaguars compiled 279 yards to just 118 for Nicholls State, whose opener last week against Oregon State was postponed by Hurricane Isaac. Landry Klann, the Colonels' new quarterback, struggled. He was 12-for-27 passing for just 96 yards and threw two interceptions.

For South Alabama, in its first season as an official member of the Sun Belt Conference, Demetre Baker rushed for 75 yards.

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Scoring Summary
NICHSTAndrew Dolan 48 yd FG
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 19 yd FG
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 21 yd FG
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 34 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1318
Third Down Efficiency2-127-19
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-0
Plays-Net Yards52-11875-279
Passing Yds96169
Kick Return Yds6922
Punt Return Yds188
Time of Poss.25:834:52
Individual Stats
NICHST: LaQuintin Caston 10-69, Marcus Washington 5-10, Jesse Turner 2--4, Josh Hanberry 1--4, Team 1--10, Landry Klann 6--39
SALA: Demetre Baker 20-75, Ross Metheny 10-14, C.J. Bennett 2-13, Kendall Houston 9-10, Terrance Timmons 2-0, T.J. Glover 1-0, Team 1--2
NICHST: Landry Klann 12-27-96-2
SALA: C.J. Bennett 11-20-111-0, Ross Metheny 6-10-58-0
NICHST: Nick Scelfo 3-40, Marcus Washington 3-19, Jesse Turner 2-5, Brad Nelson 1-13, Carey Fortson 1-9, Erik Buchanan 1-6, Josh Hanberry 1-4
SALA: T.J. Glover 3-43, Greg Hollinger 3-36, Bryant Lavender 3-20, Jereme Jones 2-22, Wes Saxton 2-13, Kendall Houston 1-14, Corey Besteda 1-9, Corey Waldon 1-7, Terrance Timmons 1-5

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