CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Paxton DeLaurent threw three touchdown passes to lead Southeast Missouri State to a 42-16 victory over Nicholls on Saturday.
DeLaurent was 22-of-32 passing for 309 yards. He threw a pair of short-yardage TD passes to Geno Hess and an 18-yard score to Ryan Flournoy. Hess added an 8-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter and finished with 70 yards rushing on 14 carries.
Johnny King made five catches for 82 yards for Southeast Missouri State (2-1).
Kohen Granier completed 29-of-41 passes for 249 yards and he threw a pair of touchdown passes for Nicholls (0-3). Al’Dontre Davis had eight receptions for 96 yards and tight end Lee Negrotto made a touchdown catch.
Julien Gums is 35 yards away from breaking Nicholls' program record for career rushing yards.
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