first_imgHonorable Mention: Oscar Hernandez, Abilene Christian; Alec Chadwick, Houston Baptist; Tyler Slaydon, Lamar. Defensive Player of the Week: Sully Laiche – Jr. – Defensive Lineman – Gramercy, La.Although a complete effort on defense for Nicholls, Laiche was one of the stars of the game, finishing with 2.0 sacks and a total of 4.0 tackles for loss. With the game tied at 10 before the half, Laiche notched the first of two Colonels sacks that pushed Kansas out of field goal range. He tallied five tackles in the game as the Colonels limited Kansas to 255 yards of offense, 56 on the ground and six sacks. Week 2 NotesFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Kendall Bussey, Sully Laiche and Lorran Fonseca earned the first weekly awards of the 2018 season after a historic weekend for the Colonels, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Chason Virgil, Southeastern La.; Bill McCrary III, Abilene Christian; Bailey Zappe, Houston Baptist. Honorable Mention: Gabe Foster, McNeese; Tamarcus Russel, Southeastern La.; Langston Tunson, Houston Baptist; Juan Jackson, Central Arkansas. The Colonels took down Kansas 26-23 in overtime Saturday to earn their first victory over a Power-5 school. It’s Nicholls’ fourth-ever win against an FBS program. Tim Rebowe’s side has the opportunity to knock off another FBS team when the team takes on Tulane in New Orleans on Saturday at 7 p.m. It will be the first ever-matchup between the two sides.center_img Offensive Player of the Week: Kendall Bussey – Jr. – Running Back – New Orleans, La.In his debut for Nicholls, Bussey rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown to help lead the Colonels past the Jayhawks. The former Texas A&M Aggie had his biggest run of the night in the third quarter with the game tied as he exploded up in the middle untouched for a 40-yard score. The junior running back from New Orleans, also had two catches for 11 yards and accounted for eight of Nicholls’ 17 first downs. Special Teams Player of the Week: Lorran Fonseca – Sr. – Kicker – Hercules, Calif.Picking up right where he left off last season, Fonseca knocked in a pair of field goals in the Colonels’ season opener. After making good from 28 yards in the second quarter to tie the game, Fonseca came through in the clutch to even the score again with less than a minute remaining in regulation. Kansas had taken the lead at the five-minute mark and Nicholls answered by setting up a 43-yarder for the senior from Hercules, Calif. In just 13 career games for the Colonels, Fonseca has 20 field goals with nine going for 40 yards or longer. Junior running back Bussey picked up Offensive Player of the Week while junior defensive lineman Laiche secured defensive honors. Fonseca added another Special Teams Player of the Week award to his name after winning two in 2017. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img


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