The Southland Conference has opted to play college football in the spring, but it did allow wiggle room for its members to play nonconference games this fall.
Trey Lance threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and defending champion North Dakota State pulled away in the second half to beat Nicholls 37-13 in a second-round FCS playoff game Saturday.
Chase Fourcade accounted for two TDs, Julien Gums ran for 172 yards and Nicholls beat North Dakota 24-6 Saturday in a first-round FCS playoff game.
Chase Fourcade threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Dai'Jean Dixon with 1:30 left and Nicholls survived a wild finish Thursday night to beat Southeastern Louisiana 28-27, clinching a share of the Southland Conference title and a bid to the FCS playoffs.
Chase Fourcade threw for 374 yards and three touchdown passes to lead Nicholls to a 34-20 victory over McNeese on Saturday.
Julien Gums ran for three touchdowns and Chase Fourcade passed for two in Nicholls State's 48-27 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday.
Julien Gums danced his way into the end zone in the final minutes and the Nicholls defense held on to give the Colonels a 27-23 victory over Incarnate Word on Saturday.
Tracy James crashed in for the winning score as Abilene Christian won its second overtime game this season, slipping past Nicholls 37-31 on Saturday.
Ryan Humphries threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Ife Adeyi and Sam Houston State forced a pair of turnovers, all in the second half, as Sam Houston State beat Nicholls 17-0 on Saturday night.
Chase Fourcade passed for 188 yards and a touchdown and ran for 135 yards and two scores on Saturday, and Nicholls beat Northwestern State 45-35 to keep the Demons winless on the season.
Chase Fourcade and Julien Gums each accounted for a pair of touchdowns to help Nicholls cruise to a 34-14 victory over Central Arkansas on Saturday.
Gresch Jensen threw two second-half touchdown passes and ran for a third as Texas State pulled away after intermission to beat Nicholls, 24-3 in a nonconference clash on Saturday night.
Julien Gums rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns and Chase Fourcade threw a TD pass and ran for two scores as Nicholls cruised past Stephen F. Austin 48-30 in a Southland Conference opener on Saturday.
Chase Fourcade threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores to guide Nicholls to a 42-35 victory over Prairie View A&M on Saturday.
Skylar Thompson threw for 212 yards and accounted for two touchdowns, six different Kansas State players reached the end zone, and the Wildcats rolled to a 49-14 victory over Nicholls on Saturday night to give coach Chris Klieman a win in his debut.
Sam McPherson ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns and No. 3 seed Eastern Washington scored 39 straight points to beat Nicholls 42-21 in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.
Chase Fourcade passed for 337 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 82 yards and two more scores to help Nicholls beat San Diego 49-30 in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs on Saturday.
Julien Gums ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the River Bell Classic on Thursday night and Nicholls shut out SE Louisiana 44-0 to clinch a share of the Southland Conference title.
Chase Fourcade threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores as Nicholls took an early lead and rolled to a 41-20 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday.
Chase Fourcade passed for four touchdowns and ran for another to help Nicholls State beat Incarnate Word 48-21 on Saturday.
Luke Anthony threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Abilene Christian upset Nicholls 28-12 in Southland Conference play on Saturday afternoon.
Chase Fourcade threw for 118 yards and Dontrell Taylor rushed for 103 yards to help Nicholls hold off Northwestern State 28-10 in Southland Conference action on Saturday night.