SE Louisiana erupts in 3rd to down Northwestern St. 44-27
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Chason Vigil threw for 344 yards and a touchdown, and Taron Jones scored twice on the ground and Southeastern Louisiana beat Northwestern State 44-27 on Saturday night.
Trailing 20-17 midway through the third quarter, Southeastern Louisiana (3-1, 2-0 Southland) blew the game open with three touchdowns in a seven-minute span.
Jones’ five-yard TD run ended a six-play, 67-yard drive with 7:07 left in the third. Following a three-and-out, backup quarterback Cole Kelley threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Turner with 5:59 remaining in the quarter. Following another Northwestern State (0-5, 0-2) punt, Kendall Collins Jr., ran it in from 25 yards out to end an eight-play, 86-yard drive for a 37-20 lead just before the quarter ended.
Jones carried 18 times for 108 yards and Turner caught seven passes for 128 receiving yards.