Scores

Final

SF Austin 50

(4-3, 2-0 Southland)

Nicholls State 39

(0-4, 0-2 Southland)

3:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SFA 7 7 13 2350
NICH 19 10 3 739

Top Performers

Passing: J. Moses (SFA) - 416 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: V. Montgomery (NICH) - 17 CAR, 59 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Edison (SFA) - 5 REC, 70 YDS, 2 TD

Stephen F.Austin 50, Nicholls St. 39

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Jeremy Moses threw for 416 yards and four touchdowns and Stephen F. Austin overcame an early 19-point deficit to beat Nicholls State 50-39 on Saturday.

The Colonels (0-4, 0-2 Southland Conference) took a 19-0 lead in the first quarter, highlighted by Vincent Montgomery's 62-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Robinson and Lardarius Webb's 75-yard punt return for a score.

The Lumberjacks (4-3, 2-0) rallied in the second half, trimming the lead to 32-27 when Moses connected with Dominique Edison on a 2-yard score in the third quarter. Moses, who completed 37 of 59 passes, threw a 14-yard touchdown to Marcus Taylor to give Stephen F. Austin a 33-32 lead -- its first of the game -- with 14:19 left in the fourth quarter.

Nicholls State regained the advantage at 39-36 with 5:25 remaining in the game on a 1-yard scoring run by Montgomery, who ran for 59 yards on 17 carries. He also passed for 81 yards and two interceptions.

But Joe Savoie's 24-yard interception return for a touchdown and a Cory Barlow returned an interception 63 yards for another touchdown helped Stephen F. Austin pull ahead for good.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SFA
NICH
1st Downs3116
Total Yards525331
Passing41681
Rushing109250
Penalties8-739-81
3rd Down Conversions9-176-13
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers13
Possession29:3330:27

Passing Leaders

Stephen F. AustinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moses37/594167.141
Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Montgomery3/78111.612

Rushing Leaders

Stephen F. AustinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pervis9434.8012
Ross7334.708
Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Buchanan8637.9022
Montgomery17593.5313

Receiving Leaders

Stephen F. AustinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brooks69415.7024
Parks88911.1121
Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson27437.0162
Gordon177.007

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSFANICH
TD14:41Vincent Montgomery 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
TD07:58Antonio Robinson 62 Yd Pass From Vincent Montgomery (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 012
TD06:06Lardarius Webb 75 Yd Punt Return (Ross Schexnayder Kick) 019
TD02:53Contrevious Parks 17 Yd Pass From Jeremy Moses (Cory Long Kick) 719
SECOND QUARTERSFANICH
TD05:33Vincent Montgomery 4 Yd Run (Ross Schexnayder Kick) 726
TD02:20Dominique Edison 32 Yd Pass From Jeremy Moses (Cory Long Kick) 1426
FG00:08Ross Schexnayder 27 Yd 1429
THIRD QUARTERSFANICH
TD11:09Cornell Tarrant 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2029
FG07:25Ross Schexnayder 22 Yd 2032
TD03:28Dominique Edison 2 Yd Pass From Jeremy Moses (Cory Long Kick) 2732
FOURTH QUARTERSFANICH
TD14:19Marcus Taylor 14 Yd Pass From Jeremy Moses (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3332
FG08:09Cory Long 27 Yd 3632
TD05:26Vincent Montgomery 1 Yd Run (Ross Schexnayder Kick) 3639
TD03:44Joe Savoie 24 Yd Interception Return (Cory Long Kick) 4339
TD02:28Cory Barlow 63 Yd Interception Return (Cory Long Kick) 5039