NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Brady Attaway threw five touchdown passes as Stephen F. Austin beat Nicholls State 44-10 on Saturday night for a homecoming victory.
Attaway was 41 of 65 for 474 yards with two interceptions. Attaway's five touchdown passes were spread around. Two went to Aaron Thomas and included a 26-yard throw. D. J Ward, Calib Hadnot and Doug Gentry all caught touchdown passes for the Lumberjacks (3-4, 2-1 Southland).
The Lumberjacks led 31-0 at halftime.
Nicholls State got on the scoreboard in the third quarter with a 40-yard field goal by Andrew Dolan. They scored in the fourth quarter on fourth and 15. Kicker Ben Landry threw a 20-yard pass to Nick Scelfo for a touchdown. Beaux Hebert was 11 of 18 for 163 yards. Erik Buchanan caught 3 passes for 97 yards, averaging just over 32 yards per carry.
Nicholls State (1-5, 0-3 Southland) has lost three consecutive games.
Despite a 1-4 start to the season and a 7-11 record since taking over at Texas, coach Charlie Strong has ongoing support from school officials and key boosters, according to several sources.
Already dealing with depth issues at wide receiver, Ohio State has lost a second contributor at the position for the rest of the season.
Michigan senior Mario Ojemudia suffered an Achilles injury this weekend that will end his season and college career, coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday.
Ohio State remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and tied a poll record Sunday despite lagging support from voters. Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward and No. 4 Michigan State slipped.
Texas cornerback Kris Boyd has apologized for retweeting a Texas A&M fan during halftime of Texas' 50-7 loss to TCU on Saturday.
The group that oversees Big Ten Conference officiating acknowledged "a breakdown of mechanics" in Saturday's Nebraska-Illinois game that cost the Fighting Illini a down.