Lamar blows past Nicholls State, 56-34
Caleb Berry passed for 329 yards and five touchdowns – four in
the breakaway second quarter – and Lamar added 21 points off
turnovers in the fourth to blow past Nicholls State 56-34 Saturday
Scoring came fast and furious in a 45-point second quarter, the
teams trading score for score, but Lamar (4-5, 1-3 Southland) led
35-17 at halftime. Nicholls State (4-5, 1-3) rallied to within
35-27 in the third quarter but Lamar turned back-to-back-to-back
Colonels fumbles plus an interception into 21 points inside of four
Kade Harrington rushed for two scores, caught two more and broke
Lamar’s freshman rushing record (607 yards, 1951, Sammy Carpenter)
with 52 yards on 18 carries.
Nicholls State’s Dalton Hilliard Jr. had career bests of 111
yards rushing and two TDs since becoming a starter two weeks ago.
Carey Fortson’s 94-yards kickoff return for a TD was the Colonels
first since 2011.