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— Eddie Godina kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play and Northwestern State won its first game of the spring season in its season finale 49-47 over Incarnate Word on Saturday night.
The Southland Conference has opted to play college football in the spring, but it did allow wiggle room for its members to play nonconference games this fall.
Breylin Smith passed for 296 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions, and Central Arkansas earned a share of the Southland Conference title with a 52-35 win over Incarnate Word on Friday night.
Josh Adkins threw two touchdown passes, Jason Huntley ran for 174 yards and New Mexico State beat Incarnate Word 41-28 on Saturday for its first win of the season.
Xavier Gipson caught four passes for 132 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown to help Stephen F. Austin beat Incarnate Word 31-24 on Saturday night.
Julien Gums danced his way into the end zone in the final minutes and the Nicholls defense held on to give the Colonels a 27-23 victory over Incarnate Word on Saturday.
Shelton Eppler tossed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Quan Shorts in overtime and Northwestern State beat Incarnate Word 44-41 on Saturday night for its first win of the season.
Jon Copeland passed for a season-best 376 yards with four touchdown passes as Incarnate Word pushed its win streak to four games with a 35-17 defeat of Lamar on Saturday.
Lamont Johnson pulled in a 21-yard pass from Jon Copeland in the fourth quarter with the winning score as Incarnate Word defeated Southeastern Louisiana 27-21 Saturday night, downing a ranked opponent for the second week in a row.
Jon Copeland threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns and Incarnate Word never trailed and held off Houston Baptist with a 38-36 win Saturday night.
Keyondrick Philio ran for three touchdowns and Incarnate Word took an early lead and held it to beat Abilene Christian 31-24 on Saturday night.
Eric Schmid had five touchdown passes and threw for 531 yards to lead Sam Houston State to a 45-6 rout of Incarnate Word on Saturday night in a Southland Conference opener.
Jon Copeland threw for 344 yards and five touchdowns as Incarnate Word picked up its first victory of the year, rolling past Texas Southern 63-44 on Saturday night.
Frank Harris threw three touchdown passes and UTSA won the inaugural Hometown Showdown with San Antonio rival Incarnate Word, 35-7 in the season opener on Saturday.
Troy Andersen ran for a touchdown and threw for another to lead Montana State to a 35-14 win over Incarnate Word in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.
Ra'Quanne Dickens ran 35 times for 213 yards and three touchdowns and Incarnate Word clinched a share of the Southland Conference title Saturday night with a 40-27 win over Central Arkansas.
Jon Copeland threw for 324 yards and four touchdowns as Incarnate Word rolled past Sam Houston State 43-26 on Saturday to pull into a tie atop the Southland Conference standings.
Chase Fourcade passed for four touchdowns and ran for another to help Nicholls State beat Incarnate Word 48-21 on Saturday.
Jon Copeland threw three touchdown passes, including a pair to Phillip Baptiste, and ran for another score to help Incarnate Word beat McNeese State 45-17 on Saturday night.
Lane Taylor blocked a 40-yard field goal attempt and Caleb Abrom scooped up the loose ball and returned it 66 yards for the game-winning score as time expired, giving Lamar a 27-21 Southland Conference victory over Incarnate Word on Saturday afternoon.
Jon Copeland threw for 411 yards and three touchdowns as Incarnate Word won its third-straight Southland Conference game, running past Southeastern Louisiana 52-34 on Saturday.
Jon Copeland threw for three touchdowns and Incarnate Word beat Abilene Christian 44-34 on Saturday night.
Ra'Quanne Dickens ran for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns as Incarnate Word blew out to an early lead and coasted to a 31-7 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night to get its first win of the season.