Northwestern St. 34, Nicholls 0
With a stout defensive performance and the passing of Brad
Henderson, Northwestern State reached a football milestone
Saturday: the school’s 500th victory. A 34-0 shutout at Nicholls
State was the Southland Conference opener for both schools, and no
contest at all.
Henderson threw three first-quarter touchdown passes of 9, 2 and
48 yards. He completed 13 of 19 attempts for 187 yards and rushed
for 44 more. But this game was also about defense and history.
After bad losses to LSU and SMU, the Demons took it out on Nicholls
This was the first shutout in 53 games for the Demons (2-2), who
preserved the shutout with a goal line stand late in the first half
at their 3-yard line. Linebacker Derek Rose made that fourth-down
tackle as Northwestern State held the Colonels (1-3) to just 104
In 102 seasons of football, Northwestern State is now