The Wildcats will return home this weekend for homecoming to face a smash mouth team in Southeastern Louisiana, who has the the most rushing yards in the conference with 2125, almost 1000 more than Nicholls who has the second most.
Southeastern Louisiana is coming off of a lopsided 56-10 win against Houston Baptist last week, while the Wildcats fell in another close game to Nicholls 29-20.
Coming into the game, the Wildcats have a 2-5 overall record and a 2-3 Southland record, while the Lions have a 4-3 overall record and a 4-1 conference record.
Head coach Adam Dorrel said he wants his team to realize the importance of homecoming.
“We want our kids to embrace homecoming,” Dorrel said. “You want them to understand the significance of it. It’s on our goal board to win homecoming.”
Wildcat junior quarter back Dallas Sealey is coming off of a good game statistically against Nicholls throwing for 323 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Sealey has now thrown for 1615 yards and scored 10 all purpose touchdowns on the season.
Defensively for the Wildcats, sophomore safety Bolu Onifade remains the team leader in tackles with 51, and junior safety Brandon Richmond sits behind with 43.
Senior Linebacker Royce Moore and senior defensive end Dylan Douglass have reached the backfield quite a few times leading the team with 6.5 tackles for a loss each.
For Southeastern Louisiana, four different running backs have reached 300 yards or more, meaning the Lions have plenty of fresh legs.
Two of those running backs, freshman Marcus Cooper and redshirt junior Darren Johnson, have 400 yards are more, and Junior running back Julius Maracalin has run for an impressive seven touchdowns.
Sophomore quarter back Lorenzo Nunez is leader under center for the Lions and has thrown for 767 yards with nine touchdowns.
Dorrel said that his team won’t stop fighting.
“We’re going to continue to challenge our guys to play hard and to believe that they can win a football game,” Dorrel said. “We want people to know that were very appreciative that they’re coming out to games.”
Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and game coverage can be heard on 98.1 FM.