Behind a dominating performance in the ground game on both sides of the ball, the No.
Nicholls will host its third-straight first-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff contest when it meets North Dakota Saturday at 3 p.m. in Thibodaux.
Nicholls State University senior football players Garret LeBlanc, left, and Stefano Guarisco, right, stand with Nicholls coach Tim Rebowe following the Colonels' 28-27 victory against Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond Thursday. With the win, Nicholls clinched its second-straight Southland Conference title and will advance to the postseason for the
third straight season where it will host North Dakota Saturday. LeBlanc and Guarisco are Central Catholic graduates. (Submitted Photo/Valerie LeBlanc)
For the third straight year, the Nicholls State University football team will be hosting an opening round FCS playoff game as the Colonels welcome North Dakota to Manning Field at John L.