Stephen F AustinLumberjacksSFA
4-3, 2-0 Conf
Nicholls StateColonelsNICH
0-4, 0-2 Conf

Stephen F.Austin 50, Nicholls St. 39

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.


2015 Southland Conference Standings

McNeese State9-010-1
Sam Houston State7-211-4
Central Arkansas7-27-4
Incarnate Word5-46-5
Northwestern State4-54-7
Stephen F Austin4-54-7
Southeastern Louisiana3-5-14-6-1
Abilene Christian3-63-8
Nicholls State2-6-12-8-1
Houston Baptist0-82-9