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First Glance: Nicholls State Colonels

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NCAA Football: Nicholls State at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

What You Need to Know:

  • Texas A&M rolled into the opening weekend of college football flying high and running fast and hard through many holes; until it flew right into the sun against UCLA on Sunday night. Texas A&M is 0-1.
  • Nicholls State is 1-0 on the season after beating McNeese State 37-35, winning on a field goal as time expired.
  • Nicholls State is in the Southland Conference
  • Nicholls State is located in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Good people in Thibodaux.
  • Texas A&M last won a football game on November 19, 2016 against UTSA.

Betting Lines:

  • Lines have not been posted at this time. Update in the comments once posted.
  • Texas A&M is 1-0 ATS (against the spread) on this season after letting a 34 point lead turn into a 1 point loss as a +5 point underdog. College Football is weird.

Historical Notes:

  • This is the first meeting between the Aggies and the Colonels
  • A&M is going for its 24th straight non-conference win at home. The last loss was to Miami in 2008.
  • Nicholls State’s mascot is known as Colonel Tillou, who resembles Bison from Street Fighter.

Colonels to Watch:

Damion Jeanpiere Jr., WR

Damion is a 6’1” 185 pound junior wide receiver who makes the most of his possessions after catching 3 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns last week against McNeese State.

Lorran Fonseca, K

Lorran is a 5’11” 185 poung junior kicker who nailed a game winning field goal last week against McNeese State as time expired. He is from Brazil, so of course he can kick a ball, but not everyone can kick it under pressure. Interesting note, his sister’s name is Lorena.

Media Blitz:

  • Venue: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
  • When: Saturday, September 9th at 6:00 CT
  • Channel: ESPNU


  • We continue to pray and support those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Even the animals. Gig Em Sydney


  • Should be a sunny day with highs of 84 mid day and dipping down into the 60s for most of the game.
  • Heat advisory in place all week in College Station from Kevin Sumlin’s hot seat.