THIBODAUX, La. -- Lorran Fonseca kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give Nicholls a 37-35 victory over McNeese in the Southland Conference opener on Thursday night.
Trailing 35-34 with 2:57 remaining in the game, Chase Fourcade, who threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns, led the Colonels on a 53-yard drive to set up Fonseca's winning kick.
Fourcade ran up the middle for 19 yards and a score with 5:43 remaining to give Nicholls a 34-29 lead. The Cowboys answered when Nick Edwards skirted around right end from the 10 to score and take a 35-34 advantage. The two-point conversion attempt failed, allowing the Colonels to snap their eight-game losing streak to McNeese with Fonseca's kick.
Damion Jeanpiere Jr. caught three Fourcade passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
James Tabary led the Cowboys, throwing for 238 yards and three scores.
Happy with how Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts have handled split quarterback duties this season, Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN's Chris Low on Thursday that he plans to use both players for the remainder of the season.
Baker Mayfield pulls off a trick play, where he catches a 2-point conversion, similar to a play he executed for a touchdown in the 2018 Rose Bowl.
Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped from behind by Temple's Sam Franklin and teammate Chapelle Russell recovers it to seal the win.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a five-yard touchdown to shrink Tulsa's deficit to 28-17.
Down 28-10 early in the fourth, Cooper Edmiston intercepts Temple QB Anthony Russo to begin a Tulsa scoring drive.
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