2018 Nicholls Colonels football team

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2018 Nicholls Colonels football
Nicholls State Colonels wordmark.svg
Southland co-champion
ConferenceSouthland Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 14
FCS CoachesNo. 14
2018 record9–4 (7–2 Southland)
Head coachTim Rebowe (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorRob Christophel (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorTommy Rybacki (4th season)
Home stadiumManning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium
(Capacity: 10,500)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Southland Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 14 Nicholls +^   7 2         9 4  
Incarnate Word +^   6 2         6 5  
Lamar ^   6 3         7 5  
Abilene Christian   5 4         6 5  
Central Arkansas   5 4         6 5  
McNeese State   5 4         6 5  
Sam Houston State   5 4         6 5  
Northwestern State   4 5         5 6  
Southeastern Louisiana   4 5         4 7  
Stephen F. Austin   2 7         2 8  
Houston Baptist   0 9         1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2018 Nicholls Colonels football team represented Nicholls State University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Colonels were led by fourth-year head coach Tim Rebowe and played their home games at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium. They were a member of the Southland Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 7–2 in Southland play to win a share of the Southland Conference championship. They received the Southland's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated San Diego in the first round, before losing in the second round to Eastern Washington.

Previous season[edit]

The Colonels finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 8–4 and a 7–2 record in Southland play to finish in a tie for third place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they were defeated by South Dakota in the first round.

Preseason[edit]

Preseason All-Conference Teams[edit]

On July 12, 2018, the Southland announced their Preseason All-Conference Teams, with the Colonels having a conference leading 14 players selected.[1]

Offense First Team

  • Chase Fourcade – Jr. QB
  • Damion Jeanpiere – Sr. WR
  • Ryan Hanley – Sr. OL
  • Chandler Arceneaux – Sr. OL

Defense First Team

  • Sully Laiche – Jr. DL
  • Kenny Dotson – Sr. DL
  • Allen Pittman – Jr. LB
  • Hezekiah White – Sr. LB
  • Corey Abraham – Sr. DB
  • Ahmani Martin – Sr. DB
Offense Second Team
  • Kyran Irvin – Jr. RB
  • Dai’jean Dixon – Sr. WR
  • Eddie Houston – Sr. OL
  • Lorran Fonseca – Sr. P

Preseason Poll[edit]

On July 19, 2018, the Southland announced their preseason poll, with the Colonels predicted to finish in second place.[2]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Sam Houston State 187 (10)
2 Nicholls 173 (6)
3 Central Arkansas 170 (5)
4 McNeese State 159 (1)
5 Southeastern Louisiana 119
6 Stephen F. Austin 90
7 Abilene Christian 89
8 Northwestern State 86
9 Incarnate Word 53
10 Lamar 52
11 Houston Baptist 32

Roster[edit]

2018 Nicholls Colonels football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 Dontrell Taylor Jr
RB 2 Kendall Bussey Jr
WR 3 Damion Jeanpiere Jr. Sr
WR 5 Dai'Jean Dixon So
WR 6 Gabe Fuselier Sr
WR 7 Christian Booker Jr
QB 9 Chase Fourcade Jr
QB 10 Charles Brooks Jr
WR 13 Mason Roberts Sr
WR 14 Arron McKenney Redshirt.svg So
QB 15 Kohen Granier Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 16 Nick Conley Sr
TE 18 Jordan Talley Jr
RB 22 Jeremy Rounds Jr
WR 24 Cedric Williams Fr
WR 25 Damontrion Brunson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 26 Tahj Smith Redshirt.svg So
RB 27 Devin Briscoe Fr
RB 28 Julien Gums Fr
RB 30 Kyran Irvin Jr
RB 32 Mason Boudreaux Sr
WR 33 Stefano Guarisco Jr
RB 37 Bailey Badeaux So
WR 39 Alek Domangue Fr
TE 40 Garret LeBlanc Jr
RB 42 Brennan Rogers Fr
TE 44 Codi Willis Fr
OL 57 Sam Gruenig Jr
OL 60 Demetrius Gleaton Sr
OL 61 Jeremiah James Fr
OL 62 Zach Trahan Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 63 Ryan Hanley Sr
OL 64 Alex Anderson Sr
OL 65 Chad Cheramie Fr
OL 67 Cameron Maheu Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 69 Hunter Austin Jr
OL 70 Eddie Houston Sr
OL 71 Chandler Arceneaux Sr
OL 72 Tyrin Arceneaux Jr
OL 73 Jair Joseph Redshirt.svg So
OL 74 Bradston Burnside Jr
OL 75 Charlton Arceneaux So
OL 77 Ja'Cobey Lee
OL 78 Jacob Martin Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 79 P. J. Burkhalteer
TE 80 Morell Bartholomew
WR 81 David Robinson Jr.
WR 82 Miguel Harris
WR 83 Darrion Cook
WR 84 Bryson Simmons
WR 85 Dontaze Costly
TE 86 Cameron Carrier
WR 87 Chris Raymond
TE 88 David Mosley
TE 89 Bry'Kiethon Mouton
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 4 Darryl Adams Jr. Sr
DB 8 Alonzo Craighton Sr
LB 11 Aquindas Steib Redshirt.svg So
DB 12 Joel Dullary Sr
DB 15 Anfernee Poindexter Redshirt.svg So
DB 17 Lloyd Nash Fr
DB 19 Jerrion Burton Sr
LB 20 Mikey Corcoran Jr
DB 21 Jamal Walter Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 23 Korey Louis So
DB 24 Darren Evans Redshirt.svg So
LB 25 Laryon James Jr
DB 26 Christopher Boutte Fr
DB 27 Jonavon Lewis Sr
DB 29 Chase Brown Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 30 Kairon Brooks Jr
DB 31 Corey Abraham Sr
DB 34 Kristian Mims Jr
LB 35 Donnell Adair Redshirt.svg So
DB 36 B. J. Randale Jr. Fr
DB 38 Kevin Johnson Redshirt.svg So
LB 39 Adrian Richardson Sr
DB 40 Jarvais Robinson So
DB 41 Grid Isidore Jr. Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 42 Rejean Wright Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 43 Patrick Riley Jr
DB 44 Ahmani Martin Sr
DB 45 Austin Dickerson Jr
DB 46 Chris Duplantis Redshirt.svg So
LB 47 Allen Pittman Jr
LB 48 Evan Veron Jr
DL 50 Emanuel Dayries Sr
LB 51 Michael Mosley Jr
LB 52 Dellary Oubre Fr
LB 54 Moroni Pointer Sr
DL 55 Sully Laiche Jr
LB 57 Aaron Buckwalter Fr
LB 58 Hezekiah White Sr
DL 59 Jeremy Hudson Fr
DL 70 Zach Gremillion Fr
DL 76 Al Wilson Jr
DL 87 Kris Lewis Sr
DL 89 Devin Edinburgh Redshirt.svg So
DL 90 Tyler Johnson Sr
DL 91 Xavier Anderson Redshirt.svg So
DL 92 Danquan Edwards Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 93 Ronald Ollie Sr
DL 94 Brandon Fontenot Jr
DL 95 Devin Simoneaux Sr
DL 96 Glen Thurmond Fr
DL 97 Kenny Dotson Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 22 Matthew Alfonso Fr
K 37 Bray Dunsenbery Fr
K 49 Lorran Fonseca Sr
LS 53 Dominic Brocato Redshirt.svg Fr
LS 54 Andrea Dragna Fr
LS 59 Wesley Barnett Sr
LS 60 Jalen Himel Fr
P 99 Winston Jones Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: May 1, 2019

Schedule[edit]

Source: [3][4][5][6]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.at Kansas*No. 18ESPN+W 26–23 OT24,305
September 87:00 p.m.at Tulane*No. 11ESPN3L 17–4221,092
September 156:00 p.m.at No. 16 McNeese StateNo. 13CSTL 10–2013,140
September 223:00 p.m.No. 11 Sam Houston StateNo. 18ESPN+W 27–75,025
September 293:00 p.m.LamarNo. 15
  • John L. Guidry Stadium
  • Thibodaux, LA
ELVN/CSTW 50–278,044
October 66:30 p.m.at Northwestern StateNo. 12CSTW 28–107,055
October 132:30 p.m.at Abilene ChristianNo. 11ESPN3L 12–2810,973
October 273:00 p.m.Incarnate WorddaggerNo. 20
  • John L. Guidry Stadium
  • Thibodaux, LA
SLC DigitalW 48–218,061
November 32:00 p.m.at Houston BaptistNo. 20SLC DigitalW 41–201,926
November 103:00 p.m.Stephen F. AustinNo. 17
  • John L. Guidry Stadium
  • Thibodaux, LA
CST/ESPN3W 47–147,025
November 156:00 p.m.Southeastern LouisianaNo. 18
CST/ESPN3W 44–09,454
November 243:00 p.m.No. 19 San Diego*No. 14
  • John L. Guidry Stadium
  • Thibodaux, LA (FCS Playoffs First Round)
ESPN3W 49–308,571
December 12:00 p.m.at No. 4 Eastern Washington*No. 14ESPN3L 21–425,250
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summaries[edit]

at Kansas[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Nicholls at Kansas – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Colonels 7 3 73626
Jayhawks 7 3 010323

at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

  • Date: September 1
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 90 °F (32 °C); clear
  • Game attendance: 24,305
  • Referee: Mike Cuttone
  • TV: ESPN+
  • [1] [2] [3]
Game information

at Tulane[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Nicholls at Tulane – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 10 (FCS) Colonels 3 7 0717
Green Wave 7 14 71442

at Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, LA

  • Date: September 8
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 83 °F (28 °C); cloudy
  • Game attendance: 21,092
  • Referee: Henry Wimberg
  • TV: ESPN3
  • [4] [5] [6]
Game information

at McNeese State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
12–29 2017 NSU, 37–35
Nicholls at McNeese State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 12 Colonels 0 3 0710
No. 15 Cowboys 7 7 3320

at Cowboy Stadium, Lake Charles, LA

  • Date: September 15
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C); overcast
  • Game attendance: 13,140
  • Referee: Vidal Jones
  • TV: CST
  • [7] [8] [9]
Game information

Sam Houston State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–20–1 2017 SHSU, 66–17
Sam Houston State at Nicholls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bearkats 7 0 007
No. 11 Colonels 3 7 31427

at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 82 °F (28 °C); rainy, overcast
  • Game attendance: 5,025
  • Referee: Michael VanderVelde
  • TV: ESPN+
  • [10] [11] [12]
Game information

Lamar[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–6 2017 NSU, 41–14
Lamar at Nicholls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 10 7 3727
No. 15 Colonels 13 14 14950

at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

  • Date: September 29
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 82 °F (28 °C); rainy, cloudy
  • Game attendance: 8,044
  • Referee: Dan Lewis
  • TV: CST/Eleven Sports
  • [13] [14] [15]
Game information

at Northwestern State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
17–28 2017 NSU Colonels, 14–10
Nicholls at Northwestern State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 12 Colonels 0 14 7728
Demons 3 7 0010

at Harry Turpin Stadium, Natchitoches, LA

  • Date: October 6
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C); cloudy and clearing
  • Game attendance: 7,055
  • Referee: David Alvarez
  • TV: CST
  • [16] [17] [18]
Game information

at Abilene Christian[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2017 NSU, 29–20
Nicholls at Abilene Christian – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 11 Colonels 6 6 0012
Wildcats 7 14 0728

at Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium, Abilene, TX

  • Date: October 13
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C); overcast, rainy
  • Game attendance: 10,973
  • Referee: Dan Lewis
  • [19] [20] [21]
Game information

Incarnate Word[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2017 NSU, 38–31
Incarnate Word at Nicholls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 7 0 7721
No. 20 Colonels 21 17 7348

at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 71 °F (22 °C); sunny and clear
  • Game attendance: 8,061
  • Referee: Cal McNeill
  • [22] [23] [24]
Game information

at Houston Baptist[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2017 NSU, 23–17
Nicholls at Houston Baptist – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 20 Colonels 10 17 14041
Huskies 0 0 71320

at Husky Stadium, Houston, TX

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 75 °F (24 °C); sunny, scattered clouds
  • Game attendance: 1,926
  • Referee: Ed Bourgeois
  • [25] [26] [27]
Game information

Stephen F. Austin[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–25 2017 NSU, 34–13
Stephen F. Austin at Nicholls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lumberjacks 0 0 7714
No. 16 Colonels 14 10 131047

at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 56 °F (13 °C); sunny and clear
  • Game attendance: 7,025
  • Referee: Dan Lewis
  • TV: CST
  • [28] [29] [30]
Game information

Southeastern Louisiana[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–14 2017 SELA, 21–17
Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lions 0 0 000
No. 15 Colonels 13 10 71444

at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

  • Date: November 15
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C); clear
  • Game attendance: 9,454
  • Referee: Kevin Boitman
  • TV: CST
  • [31] [32] [33]
Game information

FCS Playoffs[edit]

San Diego (First Round)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
San Diego at Nicholls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 18 Toreros 7 3 13730
No. 13 Colonels 21 14 7749

at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 74 °F (23 °C); overcast
  • Game attendance: 8,571
  • Referee: Kelly Holman
  • [34] [35] [36]
Game information

at Eastern Washington (Second Round)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2004 NSU, 37–14
Nicholls at Eastern Washington – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 14 Colonels 7 7 0721
No. 4 Eagles 3 7 102242

at Roos Field, Cheney, WA

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 37 °F (3 °C); mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 5,250
  • Referee: Tony Marcella
  • [37] [38] [39]
Game information

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS FCS 18 11 13 18 15 12 11 20 20 20 17 18 14 14 
Coaches 17 10 12 18 15 12 11 22 19 20–T 16 15 14 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southland Announces 2018 Preseason All-Conference Football Teams".
  2. ^ "Sam Houston State Voted to Top Spot in 2018 Football Preseason Poll".
  3. ^ "2018 Football Schedule". Nicholls State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "2017 Nicholls Colonels Schedule". foxsports.com. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Kickoff times announced for Nicholls home games". geauxcolonels.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Southland Announces Week 9 TV Selections". Southland Conference. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.