Kelley, SE Louisiana rally to beat Nicholls State 52-45

Cole Kelley passed for 391 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions and Southeastern Louisiana rallied for a 52-45 win over Nicholls State in the River Bell Classic. With the win, Southeastern Louisiana, ranked 23rd in the FCS Top 25, kept its hope alive for an at-large selection in the FCS playoffs. The Lions will face Southern Illinois on Saturday to close their season. Nicholls State, ranked 18th, finished its season on Saturday and was effectively knocked out of playoff consideration with the loss. The Lions returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the third quarter and scored three touchdowns by their offense in the second half to turn a 10-point deficit from late in the first half into a 52-38 lead.

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