With the Nicholls State Colonels ending a two-year string of winning against Division I opponents...  then the program peaked interest with big win over Football Bowl Subdivision Western Michigan in Week 2.

Nicholls (4-3, 1-1 Southland) also ended their two-year losing streak in conference games by topping Northwestern State to open its Southland schedule. In his fourth year since taking over the program and turning an option offense into a pro-style attack, Colonels head coach Charlie Stubbs appears to have some pieces in place. Tuskani Figaro is the conference’s third-leading rusher behind running backs Marcus Wiltz of McNeese State and Sam Houston State’s Timothy Flanders with an average of 110.2 yards per game. That ability opens up the passing game for Figaro, who is fourth in the league in passing efficiency.

On defense, Nicholls’ success is contingent on confusing opponents. The Colonels mix thee- and four-man fronts with regularity and shift players around the back end to keep the opposing quarterback guessing. You can catch all the McNeese Cowboy action on Gator 99.5, gator995.com, or on your Smart phone with the radio pup ap. Geaux Pokes!!