SE Louisiana comes back 37-22 vs. Northwestern St.

Xavier Roberson’s 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown ignited

a 37-22 comeback for Southeastern Louisiana over Northwestern State

Saturday night.

Roberson’s return midway through the third quarter left the

Lions trailing by two points. On Northwestern State’s next

possession, QB Zack Adkins fumbled and recovered in the endzone for

a safety, tying the score at 16.

A 4-yard TD rush by Kody Sutton gave SE Louisiana its first lead

of the game, to which the Demons quickly responded with a touchdown

of their own. Chris Moore missed the extra point, leaving the score

23-22.

QB Bryan Bennett rushed for a touchdown early in the fourth to

stretch the lead to eight for the Lions (5-2, 2-0 Southland).

Bennett was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the

Week after last week’s game against Stephen F. Austin.

Adkins threw a game-high 258 yards and two touchdowns for

Northwestern State (3-4, 0-2).