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Ducks hoping to soar high above visiting Colonels

The Mark Helfrich-era of Oregon football kicks off on Saturday afternoon when the third-ranked Ducks play host to the Nicholls State Colonels at Autzen Stadium.As part of the Southland Conference, Nicholls State barely registered a blip on the FCS radar in 2012, going 1-10 overall, with its only win coming in a 73-17 blowout of Evangel on Sept. 22. It was the second straight year the Colonels went winless in conference play, having now lost 14 straight Southland bouts.On the other hand, Oregon shined once again in 2012, opening the season on a 10-game win streak to rise all the way to No. 1 in the AP poll. The Ducks slipped up late in the campaign against Stanford (17-14), but they closed out the regular season with an easy win over Oregon State (48-24) to earn a bid to the Fiesta Bowl, where they defeated Kansas State, 35-17.After the season, Chip Kelly departed his post as head coach to join the Philadelphia Eagles after going 46-7 with four BCS bowl appearances in four seasons at Or...

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  2. Nicholls State beats Texas-San Antonio 54-52

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  3. Nicholls State beats Southeastern Louisiana 66-52

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  4. Nicholls State shuts down Central Arkansas in final minutes, earning 78-67 victory

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  6. Dixon scores 26 points as New Orleans defeats Nicholls State 70-64

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  7. McNeese State pulls away from Nicholls State 69-53

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  8. Hunter's 3rd straight double-double lifts Nicholls State over Northwestern State 93-78

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  9. Fortenberry ties career high with 30, leads Southeastern Louisiana over Nicholls State 73-62

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  10. McNeese State defeats Nicholls State 71-51

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  11. Nicholls State adds Minnesota transfer

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  12. Northwestern State beats Nicholls State 73-64

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  1. Colonels come north seeking upset of 13th-ranked Spartans

    The 13th-ranked Michigan State Spartans will try to bounce back from a loss earlier in the week when they host the Nicholls State Colonels at the Breslin Center on S...

  2. Thomas scores 27, Smith 25 to lead Nicholls State 87-79 comeback over McNeese State in OT

    Dantrell Thomas scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Jeremy Smith added 25 points Tuesday night as McNeese State beat Nicholls State 87-79 in overtime.With h...

  3. Long, Wiltz each run for 2 TDs to lead McNeese State in 55-30 rout of Nicholls State

    Dylan Long and Marcus Wiltz each had two rushing touchdowns to help McNeese State put away Nicholls State 55-30 in a Southland Conference matchup Saturday.Facing an ...

  4. Colonels come calling on 14th-ranked Tigers

    The 14th-ranked Missouri Tigers finish off their season-opening, three-game homestand on Friday night, as they play host to the Nicholls State Colonels in non-confer...

  5. Nicholls State beats Central Arkansas 70-51

    Fred Hunter scored 21 points and Anatoly Bose added 18 to lead Nicholls State to a 70-51 win over Central Arkansas in Southland Conference action on Wednesday night....

  6. Glover scores 25, Niles has 24 as hot-shooting Oral Roberts downs Nicholls State 90-78

    Shawn Glover had 25 points and nine rebounds and Oral Roberts shot 62 percent from the floor to defeat Nicholls State 90-78 Thursday night.Warren Niles added 24 poin...

  7. Hunter scores 22, Nicholls State shoots 75 percent in 1st half of 92-79 win over New Orleans

    Fred Hunter scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half, when Nicholls State shot 75 percent on the way to a 92-79 victory over New Orleans on Monday night.The Colo...

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