BEAUMONT, Texas — Kyran Irvin ran for a 152 yards, including two touchdowns, and Nicholls rolled past Lamar for a 41-14 win Saturday night.
Jeremy Rounds added 103 yards rushing, with a 16-yard touchdown in the second quarter, as Nicholls (3-2, 2-1 Southland Conference) dominated with 506 yards of total offense while holding Lamar to 237. Irvin had 24 carries and punched in both of his touchdowns from the 1.
Nicholls raced out to a 20-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Chase Fourcade, who finished 12-for-14 passing for 152 yards, connected with Christian Booker to put the Colonels on the board with the game’s opening drive, then Irvin got his first TD and Allen Pittman returned an interception 54 yards for another score.
Also scoring for the Colonels was Tuskani Figaro, who had a 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Lamar (1-4, 0-3) cut the gap to 20-7 in the second quarter with a 36-yard touchdown throw from Kendrick King to Kirkland Banks. The Cardinals also got a 4-yard touchdown run from Andrew Allen late in the fourth quarter.