Adkins leads Northwestern St past Nicholls 48-21

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Zach Adkins threw for 180 yards with five touchdowns and ran for a sixth as Northwestern State rolled past Nicholls 48-21 on Saturday night.

Garrett Atzenweiler pushed Northwestern State (6-5, 4-3 Southland) ahead with a 1-yard touchdown run and Adkins threw scoring strikes of 17 yards to Zach White and 24 yards to Cody Jones for a 28-7 halftime lead.

Adkins connected with Jones and Tuff McClain in the third quarter, and scored on a 3-yard keeper with 9:31 remaining.

Adkins went 17 of 20 - completing his first nine attempts - without an interception.

Jones had four receptions for 68 yards. Daniel Taylor finished with 80 of the Demons' 300 rushing yards.

Michael Henry paced Nicholls (0-11, 0-7) with 146 yards on 29 carries, including a 19-yard touchdown on the games' opening drive. Beaux Hebert hit Demon Bolt for a 2-yard score to make it 35-14 in the third.

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