The UL Monroe Warhawks and Nicholls Colonels meet Saturday night in a week 2 college football contest at Malone Stadium. The Nicholls Colonels look for a win after losing their opener to South Alabama. The UL Monroe Warhawks look for a win after losing their opener to Texas.
The Nicholls Colonels have lost 4 of their last 7 road games. Kohen Granier is completing 55.5 percent of his passes for 106 yards, 0 touchdowns and 1 interception. Neno Lemay and KJ Franklin have combined for 54 receiving yards on 6 catches, while Tank McMath has 1 reception. The Nicholls Colonels ground game is averaging 59 yards per contest, and Julien Gums leads the way with 33 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Nicholls is allowing 48 points and 508 yards per game. Tyler Morton leads the Nicholls Colonels with 7 tackles, Dillion Davis has 1 sack and Markeyvrick Eddie has 1 pass deflection.
The UL Monroe Warhawks have won 4 of their last 6 home games. Chandler Rogers is completing 73.7 percent of his passes for 108 yards, 0 touchdowns and 1 interception. Jevin Frett and Boogie Knight have combined for 87 receiving yards on 8 catches, while Fred Lloyd Jr. has 1 reception. The UL Monroe Warhawks ground game is averaging 92 yards per contest, and Zack Martin leads the way with 39 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, UL Monroe is allowing 52 points and 383 yards per game. Jabari Johnson leads the UL Monroe Warhawks with 6 tackles, Cooper Webb has 1 sack and Tristan Driggers has 1 interception.
The Colonels are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Warhawks are 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 home games and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games in September. The under is 5-2 in Colonels last 7 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Warhawks last 5 games overall.
The UL Monroe Warhawks are in a serious trap game after they played Texas last week and have Alabama on deck this week. Yes, UL Monroe has no chance in either game, but there's no doubt the majority of the focus is on those games and not on the Nicholls State Colonels. With that said, we're getting a low line on an FBS team against an FCS team, something you don't see often. No matter what you think of the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, they are the more talented, better roster in terms of quality of athletes. Give me the Warhawks and the soft line.