NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Shelton Eppler threw for 263 yards and four touchdowns as Northwestern State romped past Grambling State 34-7 on Saturday night to give coach Brad Laird his first win.
The victory avenged the Demons 23-10 loss to Grambling last year. Grambling still holds a 3-2 edge in the series as the schools that are only 81 miles apart, met for just the fifth time.
The Demons bounced back from a 59-7 thumping by Texas A&M last week. Northwestern State opens Southland Conference play at Lamar next Saturday.
Aldon Clark led Grambling, throwing for 125 yards and running for 67 yards on 14 carries.
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Third-ranked Notre Dame controls its destiny with two games remaining in the regular season.
No. 25 Boise State aims for 6th straight win
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