HOUSTON (AP) Lindsey Scott Jr. rushed for 135 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in the first quarter to get Nicholls started toward a 44-14 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.

Scott finished with 214 yards passing and 161 yards on the ground. Freshman Collin Guggenheim had his first 100-yard rushing game, gaining 123 yards on 22 carries. The Colonels finished with 572 total yards - 347 rushing and 225 passing.

Tyreke Boyd had a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter for the Colonels (3-4, 2-2 Southland).

Houston Baptist (0-7, 0-4) managed just 157 yards. Orion Olivas was 21-of-43 passing for 149 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Tyson Thompson returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown.

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