Northwestern State Demons football

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Northwestern State Demons
2014 Northwestern State Demons football team
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First season 1907 (1907)
Athletic director Greg Burke
Head coach Jay Thomas
1st year, 6–6–0 (.500)
Home stadium Harry Turpin Stadium
Stadium capacity 15,971
Stadium surface Fieldturf
Location Natchitoches, LA
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Southland Conference
All-time record 631–398–40 (.609)
Postseason bowl record 0–0 (–)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 12
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Colors

Purple and White

          
Fight song Northwestern Fight (Music is from the Trio to British Eighth March
Mascot Vic the Demon
Marching band Spirit of Northwestern
Rivals Louisiana–Monroe
McNeese State
Nicholls State
Stephen F. Austin
Website NSUDemons.com
For information on all Northwestern State University sports, see Northwestern State Demons

The Northwestern State Demons football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Northwestern State University located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southland Conference. Northwestern State's first football team was fielded in 1907. The team plays its home games at the 15,971 seat Harry Turpin Stadium in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

History[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Year-by-year results[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011-12 college football season
NCAA Division I champions NCAA Division I FCS champions Conference Champions Division Champions Bowl Eligible Undefeated Season
Year NCAA Division Conference Conference Division Overall Conference Coach Final Ranking
Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Standing
1907 N/A Independent N/A 1 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A John Coolidge -
1908 N/A Independent N/A 4 1 2 1 .375 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A John Coolidge -
1909 N/A Independent N/A 5 4 1 0 .800 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A J. H. Griffith -
1910 N/A Independent N/A 7 6 1 0 .857 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A C. G. Pool -
1911 N/A Independent N/A 7 2 5 0 .286 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A C. G. Pool -
1912 N/A Independent N/A 6 4 1 1 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A C. G. Pool -
1913 N/A Independent N/A 5 1 1 3 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1914 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 6 4 1 1 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1915 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 6 4 2 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1916 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 2 0 2 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1917 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 2 1 1 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1918 No team Due To World War I
1919 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 4 3 1 0 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1920 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 7 5 1 1 .786 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1921 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 7 3 3 1 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1922 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 7 3 3 1 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1923 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 9 3 6 0 .333 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1924 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 7 4 2 1 .643 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1925 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A 9 5 3 1 .611 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1926 N/A Independent N/A 9 3 5 1 .389 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1927 N/A Independent N/A 5 3 2 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1928 N/A SIAA N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1929 N/A SIAA N/A 9 4 2 3 .611 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1930 N/A SIAA N/A 9 7 2 0 .778 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1931 N/A SIAA N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1932 N/A SIAA N/A 8 7 1 0 .875 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1933 N/A SIAA N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A H. Lee Prather -
1934 N/A SIAA N/A 8 4 3 1 .563 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1935 N/A SIAA N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1936 N/A SIAA N/A 10 5 4 1 .550 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1937 N/A SIAA N/A 9 4 4 1 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1938 N/A SIAA N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1939 N/A SIAA N/A 11 11 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1940 N/A SIAA N/A 10 6 3 1 .650 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1941 N/A SIAA N/A 8 4 3 1 .563 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1942 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference N/A 8 6 2 0 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1943 No team Due To World War II
1944 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference N/A 7 2 4 1 .357 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1945 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference N/A 9 2 6 1 .278 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1946 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1947 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference N/A 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1948 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 4 3 2 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1949 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1950 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1951 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 1 8 0 .111 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1952 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 1 7 1 .167 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1953 N/A Gulf States N/A 8 6 2 0 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1954 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 7 2 0 .778 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1955 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1956 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 6 2 2 .700 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Harry Turpin -
1957 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 7 2 0 .778 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack Clayton -
1958 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 8 2 0 .800 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack Clayton -
1959 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 4 5 1 .450 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack Clayton -
1960 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 3 6 0 .333 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack Clayton -
1961 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 7 3 0 .700 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack Clayton -
1962 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 7 2 1 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack Clayton -
1963 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack Clayton -
1964 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack Clayton -
1965 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack Clayton -
1966 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 9 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack Clayton -
1967 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Glenn Gossett -
1968 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Glenn Gossett -
1969 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 7 2 0 .778 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Glenn Gossett -
1970 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 7 3 0 .700 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Glenn Gossett -
1971 N/A Independent N/A 9 6 2 1 .722 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Glenn Gossett -
1972 II Gulf South N/A 10 8 2 0 .800 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A George Doherty -
1973 II Gulf South N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A George Doherty -
1974 II Gulf South N/A 11 1 10 0 .091 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A George Doherty -
1975 II Division II Independent N/A 11 1 10 0 .091 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Williams -
1976 I Independent N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Williams -
1977 I Independent N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Williams -
1978 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Williams -
1979 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 9 3 6 0 .333 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Williams -
1980 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 8 3 0 .727 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Williams -
1981 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Williams -
1982 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Williams -
1983 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1984 I-AA Gulf Star N/A 11 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1985 I-AA Gulf Star N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1986 I-AA Gulf Star N/A 11 5 5 1 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1987 I-AA Southland N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 6 3 3 0 .500 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1988 I-AA Southland N/A 13 10 3 0 .769 6 6 0 0 1.000 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1989 I-AA Southland N/A 11 4 5 2 .455 6 3 1 2 .667 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1990 I-AA Southland N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 6 3 3 0 .500 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1991 I-AA Southland N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 6 3 3 0 .500 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1992 I-AA Southland N/A 11 7 4 0 .636 7 3 4 0 .429 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1993 I-AA Southland N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 7 3 4 0 .429 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1994 I-AA Southland N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 6 3 3 0 .500 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1995 I-AA Southland N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 6 3 3 0 .500 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1996 I-AA Southland N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 6 3 3 0 .500 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1997 I-AA Southland N/A 12 8 4 0 .667 7 6 1 0 .857 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1998 I-AA Southland N/A 14 11 3 0 .786 7 6 1 0 .857 N/A Sam Goodwin -
1999 I-AA Southland N/A 11 4 7 0 .364 7 3 4 0 .429 N/A Sam Goodwin -
2000 I-AA Southland N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 7 3 4 0 .429 N/A Steve Roberts -
2001 I-AA Southland N/A 12 8 4 0 .667 6 4 2 0 .667 N/A Steve Roberts -
2002 I-AA Southland N/A 13 9 4 0 .692 6 4 2 0 .667 N/A Scott Stoker -
2003 I-AA Southland N/A 12 6 6 0 .500 5 1 4 0 .200 N/A Scott Stoker -
2004 I-AA Southland N/A 12 8 4 0 .667 5 4 1 0 .800 N/A Scott Stoker -
2005 I-AA Southland N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 6 3 3 0 .500 N/A Scott Stoker -
2006 FCS Southland N/A 11 4 7 0 .364 6 2 4 0 .333 N/A Scott Stoker -
2007 FCS Southland N/A 11 4 7 0 .364 7 3 4 0 .429 N/A Scott Stoker -
2008 FCS Southland N/A 12 7 5 0 .583 7 4 3 0 .571 N/A Scott Stoker -
2009 FCS Southland N/A 11 0 11 0 .000 7 0 7 0 .000 8th Bradley Dale Peveto -
2010 FCS Southland N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 7 4 3 0 .571 T-3rd Bradley Dale Peveto -
2011 FCS Southland N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 7 3 4 0 .429 5th Bradley Dale Peveto -
Totals 1069 631 398 40 .609 159 83 74 2 .528

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Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

Conference affiliations:

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1939 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Harry Turpin 11-0-0  ?
1953 Gulf States Conference (Co-Championship) Harry Turpin 6-2-0  ?
1957 Gulf States Conference (Co-Championship) Jack Clayton 7-2-0  ?
1958 Gulf States Conference (Co-Championship) Jack Clayton 8-2-0  ?
1962 Gulf States Conference Jack Clayton 7-2-1  ?
1966 Gulf States Conference Jack Clayton 9-0-0  ?
1972 Gulf South Conference George Doherty 8-2-0  ?
1984 Gulf Star Conference (Co-Championship) Sam Goodwin 7-4-0  ?
1988 Southland Conference Sam Goodwin 10-3-0 6-0-0
1997 Southland Conference (Co-Championship) Sam Goodwin 8-4-0 6-1-0
1998 Southland Conference Sam Goodwin 11-3-0 6-1-0
2004 Southland Conference (Co-Championship) Scott Stoker 8-4-0 4-1-0
Total conference championships 12

Rivalries[edit]

Active rivalry[edit]

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks[edit]

Main article: Chief Caddo

McNeese State Cowboys[edit]

Inactive rivalry[edit]

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs[edit]

Main article: State Fair Game

Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks[edit]

In the 1992 edition of the rivalry game, the teams' mascots Vic the Demon and Chief Brave Spirit got involved in a fight that distracted television cameras to the point that the entire altercation is caught on video. In the scuffle, Vic the Demon's head is ripped off as the two crashed to the ground behind one of the end zones, which according to the video clip breaks a "cardinal rule" of being a mascot. The melee was broken up by college police without further incident.[3]

Louisiana–Monroe/Northwestern State: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting NSU wins NSU losses Ties Win %
48 November 8, 1952 (lost 14–20) September 1, 2005 (won 27–23) 28 19 1 59.4%

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

2014 2015 2016
vs Missouri State at Mississippi State at Baylor
at Baylor
at Southern
at Louisiana Tech

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