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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Pat McQuaide threw three touchdown passes, Jaylon Spears and Collin Guggenheim each ran for more than 100 yards and Nicholls beat Lamar 37-24 on Saturday night.

McQuaide completed 9 of 17 passes for 106 yards that included a 29-yard touchdown pass to Spears, his longest of the game. Spears ran for 177 yards on 16 carries and had also had scoring runs from 69 and 14 yards. Guggenheim carried the ball 13 times for 113 yards for Nicholls (5-4, 6-0 Southland Conference).

Nicholls remains atop the conference standings, a game up of Incarnate Word (7-2, 5-1). Nicholls concludes its regular season at Southeastern Louisiana next Saturday while Incarnate Word plays at Houston Christian.

Robert Coleman was 17-of-35 passing for 289 yards and threw two touchdown passes and two interceptions for Lamar (5-5, 4-2). Coleman’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Kyndon Fuselier pulled the Cardinals to 20-18 midway through the third quarter.

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