Kickoff times announced for Nicholls home football games

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THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University athletic department released Wednesday its kickoff times for the 2018 home football schedule. The first four games will start at 3 p.m., with the finale against Southeastern Louisiana set for 6 p.m.

Fans will be treated to a premier FCS matchup in the home opener as the Colonels host FCS playoff semifinalist Sam Houston State at 3 p.m. on Sept. 22. Both teams are ranked in several preseason polls, with Nicholls coming in at No. 15 in the recent HERO Sports poll, while the Bearkats are in the top 10 at No. 8. The Colonels will be aiming to end an 11-game skid in the series, with the last victory coming in the program’s 2005 championship season.

Family Day is scheduled for the next weekend (Sept. 29) with a 3 p.m. matchup against Lamar. The Colonels have won the last three meetings against the Cardinals, including last season’s 41-14 victory in Beaumont.

Following two weeks on the road, the Homecoming Game against UIW will be another 3 p.m. start on Oct. 27. Nicholls has won the last two meetings against UIW, which will be led by first-year head coach Eric Morris.

Nicholls ends the regular season at John L. Guidry Stadium, first with a 3 p.m. game on Nov. 10 against Stephen F. Austin. The Colonels will be looking for back-to-back wins against SFA after winning for just the fourth time on the road in the all-time series versus the Lumberjacks.

The regular season finale is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday night, Nov. 15, against Southeastern Louisiana for the annual River Bell Classic. The teams have battled it out down to the wire the last two seasons, with the Lions escaping each time with a victory.

All times are subject to change to accommodate television schedules. Please continue to check back for updates.

For season ticket information, please call the Nicholls Athletics Ticket Office at 985-448-4790.

2018 Nicholls Football Home Kickoff Schedule
SEPT. 22 (SAT) 3 P.M. SAM HOUSTON STATE
SEPT. 29 (SAT) 3 P.M. LAMAR (FAMILY DAY)
OCT. 27 (SAT) 3 P.M. UIW (HOMECOMING)
NOV. 10 (SAT) 3 P.M. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
NOV. 15 (THU) 6 P.M. SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA (SENIOR DAY)

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