Pat McQuaide accounts for 3 TDs, Nicholls beats SE Louisiana 21-16 to clinch Southland Conference

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Pat McQuaide threw for 300 yards and accounted for three touchdowns and Nicholls clinched the Southland Conference title outright with a 21-16 victory over Southeastern Louisiana in the River Bell Classic. Nicholls (6-4, 7-0) finishes undefeated for the first time in regular-season conference play since joining the league in 1991. McQuaide’s 73-yard touchdown pass to Jaylon Spears stretched the lead to 21-13 early in the third. Justin Dumas had a 6-yard touchdown run for Southeastern Louisiana (3-8, 3-4).

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