Kohen Granier's 10-yard touchdown pass to Neno Lemay capped a 16-play, 98-yard drive that pulled Nicholls to 21-17 with 1:20 remaining in the third quarter. Chris Esqueda's 26-yard field goal for Lamar (1-7, 1-3 Southland Conference) ended the scoring with 10:05 remaining.
Nicholls drove to the Lamar 29 on its final drive but was stuffed a yard short on fourth-and-2 with three seconds to go.
David Robinson Jr. scored on a 67-yard pick-6 for Nicholls early in the third quarter. Griffin broke loose for a 35-yard touchdown run about a minute later.
Granier completed 18 of 29 for 148 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes and an interception for Nicholls (2-7, 2-2).
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