HAMMOND, La. -- Xavier Roberson rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns and also returned a kickoff 96 yards for a score and Southeastern Louisiana scored 22 unanswered points to defeat Stephen F. Austin 42-27 Saturday night.
Rasheed Harrell added 151 yards and a TD for the Lions (4-6, 4-2 Southland Conference).
Southeastern Louisiana had 278 yards rushing to offset a 124-yard performance by the Lumberjacks' Gus Johnson, whose 4 TDs tied a single-game school record.
Johnson had three straight rushing scores to give Stephen F. Austin (4-6, 3-3) a 21-14 lead with 1:05 left before halftime.
Roberson returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, but the Lumberjacks blocked the extra-point attempt.
Johnson rushed 11 yards for his final TD with 9:31 left in the third quarter, then it was all Lions.
Nathan Stanley threw a 26-yard pass to Jeremy Myers, Harrell scored from 28 yards out, then Roberson from the 8.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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