Fourcade’s 5 TDs help Nicholls St. beat Incarnate Word 48-21

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade passed for four touchdowns and ran for another to help Nicholls State beat Incarnate Word 48-21 on Saturday.
Fourcade was 15-of-18 passing for 266 yards with one interception and Damion Jeanpiere Jr. had three receptions for 127 yards and a score for Nicholls State (5-3, 4-2 Southland Conference).

Dontrell Taylor raced 66 yards for a score on the first play from scrimmage and, after an Incarnate Word fumble, Fourcade led an 11-play, 73 yard drive capped by his 6-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Talley. Ahmani Martin’s strip-sack of Jon Copeland two plays later was recovered by Laryon James and Talley scored on an 8-yard catch to make it 21-0 with 3:41 left in the first quarter.

Copeland hit Phillip Baptiste for a 2-yard touchdown fewer than three minutes later, but the Colonels answered on their next drive as Fourcade connected with Gabe Fuselier on a 42-yard touchdown pass. Lorran Fonseca added a 29-yard field goal and Fourcade scored on a 10-yard run to make it 31-7 at halftime.

Copeland was 32-of-47 passing for 392 yards and three touchdowns for Incarnate Word (4-4, 4-2).