Nicholls State at Western Michigan

Nicholls State holds on for 27-23 win over WMU


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Josh Dewey intercepted a pass at the goal line in the final minute to preserve a 27-23 victory for Nicholls State over Western Michigan on Saturday.

Western Michigan (0-2) began the drive at its own 12-yard-line with less than two minutes to play and needing a touchdown to win. The Broncos drove all the way to the Nicholls State 24 before Tyler Van Tubbergen's 2nd-and-10 pass was intercepted to end the rally as Nicholls State rebounded from its 66-3 loss to Oregon last week.

Nicholls State (1-1) took a 14-0 first quarter lead with touchdown runs by Marcus Washington and Kalen Henderson. The Colonels later extended their lead to 21-9 with another touchdown run by Washington.

Brian Fields' three touchdown runs gave Western Michigan a 23-21 third quarter lead, but two field goals from Andrew Dolan put Nicholls State on top for good.

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Scoring Summary
NICHSTMarcus Washington 8 yd run (Andrew Dolan kick)
NICHSTKalen Henderson 1 yd run (Andrew Dolan kick)
WMICHAndrew Haldeman 42 yd FG
WMICHBrian Fields 2 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
NICHSTMarcus Washington 4 yd run (Andrew Dolan kick)
WMICHBrian Fields 13 yd run (Andrew Haldeman kick)
WMICHBrian Fields 9 yd run (Andrew Haldeman kick)
NICHSTAndrew Dolan 29 yd FG
NICHSTAndrew Dolan 28 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1830
Third Down Efficiency5-116-15
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-2
Plays-Net Yards58-44787-485
Passing Yds225254
Kick Return Yds9198
Punt Return Yds132
Time of Poss.27:5432:6
Individual Stats
NICHST: Kalen Henderson 6-87, Tuskani Figaro 15-72, Marcus Washington 18-65, Team 1--2
WMICH: Dareyon Chance 21-123, Brian Fields 19-103, Tyler Van Tubbergen 4-5
NICHST: Kalen Henderson 8-11-159-1, Tuskani Figaro 2-7-66-0
WMICH: Tyler Van Tubbergen 24-43-254-2
NICHST: Erik Buchanan 3-72, Nick Scelfo 2-47, Brad Nelson 2-32, Marcus Washington 2-19, Demon Bolt 1-55
WMICH: Corey Davis 8-116, Timmy Keith 5-43, Brian Fields 4-44, Clark Mussman 3-21, Dareyon Chance 2-19, Eric Boyden 2-11

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