Anthony leads the way as Abilene Christian upsets Nicholls
Abilene Christian (3-4, 2-3), which had lost three straight games, took an early lead and held Nicholls scoreless in the last two quarters to garner its first win since beating Houston Baptist in mid-September.
Nicholls (4-3, 3-2) had won three straight and was in the hunt for the conference championship before falling to the Wildcats.
The Wildcats got two fourth-down stops in their own territory late in the fourth quarter to thwart a Nicholls rally. The Colonels drove to ACU’s 24 before being stopped on fourth-and-1 midway through the fourth quarter. Nicholls was facing fourth-and-6 at ACU’s 8 on the next series when the Wildcat defense forced Chase Fourcade to throw incomplete.
Fourcade finished with 261 passing yards and a touchdown.