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Nicholls Colonels (5-6)


Thu. 8/31 Sat. 9/9 Sat. 9/16 Sat. 9/23 Sat. 9/30
vs. McNe
TBA
@ TexA&M
TBA
vs. PVA&M
TBA
@ SamHou
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@ Lamar
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Crashing the FCS playoff party

(STATS) - North Dakota and Saint Francis were first-time qualifiers in the FCS playoffs last season, while others returned for the first time in five or more years - none more prominent than Youngstown State ending a 10-year drought as the national runner-up.

The 2017 season could have some more party crashers.

A lot has to go right for them, of course, but here are five teams that feel primed to knock down the door to the 24-team playoff:

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Fourcade2482
Passing TDs: C. Fourcade18
Rushing Yards: C. Okpalobi569
Rushing TDs: C. Fourcade9
Receiving Yards: C. Bates798
Receiving TDs: C. Bates9
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 vs. McNeese TBA
9/9 at Texas A&M TBA
9/16 vs. Prairie View A&M TBA
9/23 at Sam Houston State TBA
9/30 at Lamar TBA
10/7 vs. Northwestern State TBA
10/14 at Abilene Christian TBA
10/28 at Incarnate Word TBA
11/4 vs. Houston Baptist TBA
11/11 at Stephen F. Austin TBA
11/16 at Southeastern Louisiana TBA
Southland
  Conference Overall
5 Sam Houston State 9-0 12-1
14 Central Arkansas 8-1 10-3
Southeastern Louisiana 7-2 7-4
McNeese State 5-4 6-5
Nicholls State 5-4 5-6
Stephen F. Austin 4-5 5-6
Houston Baptist 3-5 4-7
Incarnate Word 3-6 3-8
Lamar 3-6 3-8
Abilene Christian 2-7 2-9
Northwestern State 0-9 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4286 (51)
Passing Yards: 2494 (52)
Rushing Yards: 1792 (57)
Points per game: 30.3 (35)
Yards per game: 389.6 (49)
Touchdowns: 41 (38)
Field Goals: 9 (66)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4239 (53)
Passing Yards: 2685 (87)
Rushing Yards: 1554 (38)
Points per game: 29.8 (79)
Yards per game: 385.4 (58)
Touchdowns: 37 (60)
Field Goals: 12 (89)
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