Scores

Final

Northwestern St 21

(4-3, 1-1 Southland)

SE Louisiana 26

(4-3, 1-1 Southland)

7:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Strawberry Stadium, Hammond, LA

1 2 3 4 T
NWST 0 0 7 1421
SELA 6 3 7 1026

Top Performers

Passing: B. Babin (SELA) - 291 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Lawrence (NWST) - 26 CAR, 159 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Wilson (SELA) - 4 REC, 92 YDS, 1 TD

SE Louisiana 26, Northwestern St. 21

Associated Press

HAMMOND, La. -- Brian Babin scored three touchdowns to help Southeastern Louisiana hold off Northwestern State in a 26-21 victory on Saturday night.

Babin completed 20 of 29 passes for 291 yards, throwing for two touchdown passes and rushing for another for the Lions (4-3, 1-1 Southland Conference). Jay Lucas added 120 yards on 19 carries.

Drew Branch completed 20 of 33 passes for 256 yards with two touchdown and an interception, and Byron Lawrence added 168 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries for the Demons (4-3, 1-1).

Babin's 30-yard touchdown pass to Chris Wilson in the first and Jeff Turner's 46-yard field goal in the second were the only scores in the first half, giving the Lions a 9-0 halftime lead.

Lawrence's 10-yard rushing score pulled the Demons within two points to open the third quarter, but Babin's 5-yard pass to Andre Cryer put the Lions ahead 16-7 at the end of the third.

Branch's 9-yard pass to Darius Duffy again cut the Northwestern State deficit to two points at the start of the fourth, but Babin's 1-yard run and Turner's 40-yard field goal put Southeastern Louisiana ahead 26-14 midway through the final period. A late 18-yard touchdown pass from Branch to James Swanson wouldn't be enough in the end.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
SELA
1st Downs2316
Total Yards436408
Passing256291
Rushing180117
Penalties7-626-56
3rd Down Conversions6-137-14
4th Down Conversions2-30-1
Turnovers41
Possession31:3028:30

Passing Leaders

Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Branch20/332567.821
Southeastern LouisianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Babin20/2929110.020

Rushing Leaders

Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence261596.1139
Griffin6244.0013
Southeastern LouisianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lucas191206.3058
Ducksworth5346.8012

Receiving Leaders

Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Guice Jr.57214.4021
Swanson56613.2118
Southeastern LouisianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson49223.0149
Lucas49122.8039

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWSTSELA
TD12:36Chris Wilson 30 Yd Pass From Brian Babin (Pat Blocked) 06
SECOND QUARTERNWSTSELA
FG12:52Jeff Turner 46 Yd 09
THIRD QUARTERNWSTSELA
TD11:56Byron Lawrence 10 Yd Run (Robert Weeks Kick) 79
TD04:34Andre Cryer 5 Yd Pass From Brian Babin (Jeff Turner Kick) 716
FOURTH QUARTERNWSTSELA
TD14:12Darrius Duffy 9 Yd Pass From Drew Branch (Robert Weeks Kick) 1416
TD10:34Brian Babin 1 Yd Run (Jeff Turner Kick) 1423
FG03:36Jeff Turner 40 Yd 1426
TD02:08James Swanson 18 Yd Pass From Drew Branch (Robert Weeks Kick) 2126