Sunday, October 16, 2016

HBU Huskies fall to Nicholls Colonels in 2OT 33-30

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2016 TexSport Publications

Alec Chadwick (38) scored 12 points on
three field goals and three extra points for HBU in the
Huskies 33-30 loss to the Nicholls Colonels.
Photo by Darla S Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography,
Copyright 2016 All Rights Reserved
HOUSTON, TEXAS (October 16, 2016) With the score tied at 27 after 60 minutes of play, the HBU Huskies and Nicholls Colonels continued to battle in double overtime before Nicholls gained a three-point advantage to down the Huskies by the score of 33-30 at Husky Stadium in Houston on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The 3,217 fans in attendance at Houston Baptist University witnessed Nicholls take a 7-3 lead after 15 minutes of play. The Huskies scored early in the second quarter to take a 10-7 lead at the 14:22 mark. That followed with two Nicholls’ TDs, allowing the Colonels to take a 21-10 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Huskies came roaring back in the third quarter, scoring 10 points on a six-yard pass from Tony Dawson to Ricardo Barnett and a 35-yard Alec Chadwick field goal and an extra point conversion after the touchdown.  Nicholls countered with two field goals of 44 and 35 yards by David McKey. HBU’s 24-yard run by Dawson and a Chadwick extra point tied the game at 27 at the end of regulation. In overtime, Chadwick booted a 35-yard field goal to pot the Huskies up 30-17. Nicholls capped the game with a 12-yard run by C.J. Okpalobi.

With the loss, the Huskies fall to 2-4 for the season and 1-3 in Southland Conference play. Nicholls raised their season record to 3-3 and 3-1 in conference play. Next up for the Huskies is a 4 p.m. CT matchup against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Hammond, Louisiana. They will return to Husky Field to face the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks on Saturday, November 12, 2016, with a 2 p.m. CT kickoff.

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