The Final Score Archives

Southeastern surges past Central Arkansas

Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public InformationSoutheastern defenders Dereck Robinson, Isiah Corbett,Tupou Aleamotua and Drew Misita swarm Central Arkansas wide receiver Jatavious Wilson in the first half Saturday at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

HAMMOND — In front of one of the largest crowds in school history, the Southeastern Louisiana football team put on a show in its homecoming game against Central Arkansas. The Bears kept it close for the majority of the game, including closing the deficit to three points with only a few minutes to play, but… Continue reading →

Tulane offense falls short in 20-13 loss at Central Florida

UCF linebacker Troy Gray (57) stops Tulane quarterback Nick Montana (11) during the second quarter at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, October 18, 2014. (Joshua C. Cruey\Orlando Sentinel)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Nick Montana avoided what looked like a sure sack, stepped up in the pocket and heaved a deep desperation pass to receiver Leondre James. Defended tightly, James had two chances to make a spectacular, drive-sustaining catch, but he could not come up with the ball before it hit the turf. It… Continue reading →

Central Florida 20, Tulane 13: Three and out

UCF running back William Stanback (28) is knocked out of bounds by Tulane's Parry Nickerson (17) as he runs for yardage  during second quarter action of an NCAA football game against Tulane at Bright house Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, October 18, 2014. (Joshua C. Cruey\Orlando Sentinel)

1. WHAT WE LEARNED Tulane needs Tanner Lee back as starting quarterback. Nick Montana was a good game manager against UConn in a 12-3 win at Yulman Stadium last week, but he could not make enough throws downfield to beat UCF. He completed 10 passes in the first half for an average of 4.6 yards and… Continue reading →

Northwestern State stuns Sam Houston

NATCHITOCHES — Zach Adkins threw a pass into the left corner of the end zone and De’Mard Llorens ran under it to give Northwestern State its first lead with 5:48 remaining as the Demons went on to defeat Sam Houston State 31-27 on Saturday. On the ensuing drive the Bearkats, trailing by one, had a… Continue reading →

Tulane’s offense explodes in 20-3 exhibition victory

In its final fall baseball exhibition against outside competition, Tulane turned on the afterburners against UNO on Saturday as the offense exploded for 20 runs on 22 hits, while the pitching staff held UNO to eight hits over 14 innings in the Green Wave’s 20-3 win at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. Tulane collected nine extra-base… Continue reading →

Lions seek fast start in SLC showdown

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Northwestern State's Garrett Atzenweiler (31) carries the ball against Southern, Saturday, Sept. 13, at A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

HAMMOND — It may have sounded a bit harsh to take the brunt of the criticism. When asked about the offense’s propensity for slow starts in four of the team’s past five games, Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett stepped forward with his hand raised high. “That’s my fault,” Bennett said. “Those guys are… Continue reading →

Saturday’s state football capsules

Sam Houston State (3-3, 2-0 SLC) at Northwestern State (3-3, 1-1) WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Harry Turpin Stadium (15,971), Natchitoches TV: SLC Network (Baton Rouge: WBTR, New Orleans: WUPL, Lafayette: KLFY) SERIES: Northwestern State leads 19-17 STAT THAT MATTERS: The Demons gained 6.6 yards per rush and 7 yards per play against Incarnate Word last Saturday. NOTES: Being… Continue reading →

Safety Tyler Stoddard brings passion — and plenty of tackles — to the Southeastern secondary

Southeastern Louisiana safety Tyler Stoddard drops Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee in the first quarter Sept. 13, 2014, at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans. (Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info)

HAMMOND — Four games into his college career, Southeastern Louisiana’s Tyler Stoddard became a starter at free safety. By year’s end, he was the team leader with 90 tackles, earning first-team all-freshman honors from College Sports Journal. A year later, Stoddard’s production tapered off to 63 tackles — third on the team — not because… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette: Thursday morning rewind

Louisiana Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire (15) heads to the end zone on a 62 yard touchdown pass against  Texas State during their game at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Tx. Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014. Photo by Brad Kemp/

UL-Lafayette returns to Cajun Field on Tuesday for a matchup against an Arkansas State team that throttled Georgia State 52-10 in its last game. The Red Wolves are on their fifth coach in as many years, but they keep finding a way to win ball games. After the Cajuns knocked off Texas State on Tuesday night,… Continue reading →

Tulane running game now a strength

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --  Tulane running back Sherman Badie celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at Yulman Stadium.

In a month shrouded by uncertainty at quarterback, Tulane has found some comfort by turning to its running game. The Green Wave (2-4, 1-1 American) is averaging 170.3 yards per game, the third-best mark in the American Athletic Conference, turning a longtime weakness into a growing strength thanks to an effective two-back system featuring sophomore Lazedrick Thompson… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette defensive tackle Christian Ringo scores on fumble recovery, sparks Ragin’ Cajuns’ win at Texas State

Louisiana Lafayett edefensive tackle Christian Ringo celebrates his 41 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown against e Texas State during their game at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Tx. Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014. Photo by Brad Kemp/

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Louisiana-Lafayette senior Christian Ringo is a big believer in how you practice determines how you will play during a game. But even Ringo was in shock that a scoop and score during practice this week would lead to the first touchdown of his football career. The defensive lineman returned a… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana rides strong run attack into Central Arkansas game

Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Information -- Southeastern wide receiver Marquis Hayes runs past Lamar University defenders in the first quarter Saturday at Provost Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont, Texas.

HAMMOND — For all the prolific numbers Southeastern Louisiana’s fast-paced offense can accumulate, the Lions’ latest method of victory seemed to really appeal to their coach. Just when it appeared Lamar may catch Southeastern late in the third quarter of last week’s Southland Conference game, the Lions unleashed a torrid rushing attack to beat the Cardinals across the… Continue reading →

Tulane quarterback Nick Montana takes most reps; starter for UCF game uncertain

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane quarterback Nick Montana warms up during a preseason scrimmage at Tad Gormley Stadium on Aug. 9.

Tulane coach Curtis Johnson stated emphatically Tuesday that redshirt freshman Tanner Lee remained his No. 1 quarterback, not senior Nick Montana. He was much less certain, though, about who would start Saturday at Central Florida. Montana, who played all the way in the Green Wave’s 12-3 win against Connecticut, took most of the snaps with the… Continue reading →

Tulane kicker Andrew DiRocco gains upper leg in race; Trevor Simms could still get a shot

It’s not exactly a kicker-by-committee, but Tulane coach Curtis Johnson said he understands the options at his disposal. Just days after freshman Andrew DiRocco connected on the biggest kick of his career — a 38-yard, fourth-quarter field goal in Tulane’s 12-3 win over Connecticut — Johnson said there’s still some intrigue at the position. It’s just a lot… Continue reading →

Southeastern rushes past Lamar

Lamar University defenders Xavier Bethany and Ronnie Jones Jr. try unsuccessfully to keep Southeastern quarterback Bryan Bennett out of the end zone on a quarterback keeper from the one-yard line in the second quarter Saturday at Provost Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont, Texas. (Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info)

BEAUMONT, Texas — The No. 9 Southeastern Louisiana rushed for a single-game school record 484 yards on the way to a 61-34 victory over Lamar in Southland Conference action Saturday night at Provost Umphrey Stadium. Southeastern (5-2, 3-0) scored 27 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Cardinals (4-3,… Continue reading →

Sam Houston knocks off McNeese State

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Jared Johnson ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more to lead Sam Houston State to a 38-22 upset victory over McNeese State on Saturday. Sam Houston (3-3, 2-0 Southland Conference) jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and held on to knock off the Cowboys (3-2, 1-1) who were ranked… Continue reading →