Northwestern State grinds down Nicholls State in 37-21 win

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) De'Mard Llorens ran for 166 yards and tied a school single-game record with four rushing touchdowns, and Northwestern State beat Nicholls State 37-21 on Saturday.

Llorens sits atop Northwestern State's list with Mario Cage (1974), Sidney Thornton (1976) and Joe Delaney (1978).

Northwestern State (2-6, 2-4 Southland) ran for 348 yards and threw for 80. Stephen Rivers and Joel Blumenthal combined to go 6-for-8 passing, with Rivers throwing one touchdown and one interception.

Nicholls State (1-7, 1-5) took an early lead when Tuskani Figaro connected with Michael Henry for a 19-yard TD at the end of a 7-play, 60-yard drive. Llorens tied it 3 minutes later with a 1-yard run and added a 24-yard TD run 3 minutes after that to put the Demons ahead for good.

Henry had 23 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown for Nichols State. Figaro was 15-for-28 passing for 176 yards and had a touchdown and an interception.

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