Big 4th spurs S.F. Austin by NW State

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Brady Attaway threw three touchdown passes as Stephen F. Austin defeated rival Northwestern State 34-17 in Southland Conference football Saturday afternoon in the season finale for both teams.

Attaway was 37-of-55 passing for 326 yards.

His touchdown passes found three different receivers: Aaron Thomas, Kris Lott and Cordell Roberson.

The score was tied at 10 at halftime, and at 17 at the end of the third quarter.

The Demons (4-7, 2-5, Southland) were unable to score in the fourth.

But the Lumberjacks had more success.

Gus Johnson made an 8-yard touchdown run.

Roberson caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Attaway, and Jordan Wiggs added a field goal.

Brad Henderson was 13-of-29 for 168 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown pass to Rod Davis and a 16-yard one to Clifton Brown.

This is the first time in the past four years that the Lumberjacks (5-6, 4-3) will not have a winning season.