NSU Challenge

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NSU Challenge
Sport Football
First meeting October 6, 1973
Nicholls State 3, Northwestern State 0
Latest meeting October 29, 2016
Nicholls State 31, Northwestern State 14
Next meeting October 7, 2017
Trophy NSU Trophy
Statistics
Meetings total 44
All-time series Northwestern State leads, 28–16
Largest victory Nicholls State, 58–0 (2007)
Longest win streak Northwestern State, 9 (1980–1988)
Current win streak Nicholls State, 1 (2016)
NSU Challenge is located in Louisiana
Nicholls State University
Nicholls State University
Northwestern State University
Northwestern State University
Locations in Louisiana

The NSU Challenge is an American college football rivalry game played annually between the Nicholls State Colonels football team representing Nicholls State University and Northwestern State Demons football team representing Northwestern State University.[1] Both universities are members of the Southland Conference. The NSU Trophy, which is a wooden trophy enscripted with NSU goes to the winning team.[2]

History[edit]

The first game in the Nicholls StateNorthwestern State series was played in 1973.

Game results[edit]

Nicholls State victories Northwestern State victories
No. Date Location Winner Score
1 October 6, 1973 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 3–0
2 October 12, 1974 Natchitoches, LA Nicholls State 7–0
3 October 11, 1975 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 23–10
4 October 9, 1976 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 20–8
5 October 8, 1977 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 10–6
6 October 28, 1978 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 28–18
7 October 27, 1979 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 27–24
8 November 8, 1980 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 21–14
9 November 7, 1981 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 31–17
10 November 6, 1982 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 38–6
11 November 5, 1983 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 24–21
12 October 11, 1984 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 19–0
13 November 9, 1985 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 20–14
14 November 8, 1986 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 28–13
15 November 7, 1987 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 31–28
16 October 15, 1988 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 27–12
17 November 4, 1989 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 21–15
18 September 15, 1990 Natchitoches, LA Nicholls State 19–7
19 November 16, 1991 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 16–10
20 November 14, 1992 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 44–6
21 October 9, 1993 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 35–21
22 September 17, 1994 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 35–3
23 October 7, 1995 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 34–14
No. Date Location Winner Score
24 October 12, 1996 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 19–17
25 September 27, 1997 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 19–0
26 October 24, 1998 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 28–26
27 October 2, 1999 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 42–17
28 October 14, 2000 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 27–21
29 October 20, 2001 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 47–14
30 October 24, 2002 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 21–14
31 October 25, 2003 Natchitoches, LA Nicholls State 40–30
32 October 21, 2004 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 40–14
33 November 5, 2005 Natchitoches, LA Nicholls State 31–24
34 October 21, 2006 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 9–0
35 October 6, 2007 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 58–0
36 October 11, 2008 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 36–28
37 November 14, 2009 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 28–21
38 November 13, 2010 Natchitoches, LA Nicholls State 37–7
39 September 24, 2011 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 34–0
40 October 27, 2012 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 27–26
41 October 12, 2013 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 33–21
42 November 15, 2014 Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State 48–21
43 October 31, 2015 Thibodaux, LA Northwestern State 37–21
44 October 29, 2016 Natchitoches, LA Nicholls State 31–14
45 October 7, 2017 Thibodaux, LA
Series: Northwestern State leads 28–16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicholls prepares to face SLC rival Northwestern State". houmatoday.com. October 27, 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Demons hoping to get back in the groove for Homecoming". www.nsudemons.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Northwestern State (LA) vs Nicholls State - All Time" (PDF). geauxcolonel.com. 

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