MOBILE, Ala. — The South Alabama defense stopped Dontrell Taylor short of the end zone on a 2-point conversion attempt to seal the Jaguars’ 41-40 overtime win against Nicholls on Saturday night.
Before the play South Alabama (2-2) appeared to have the win when Chase Forcade’s pass was intercepted in the end zone on a 2-point attempt which was nullified due to an offside call.
Taylor had 25 carries for 125 yards and the touchdown for the Colonels to bring the score to 41-40 in the extra session.
Xavier Johnson’s 4-yard touchdown run in overtime put the Jaguars up 41-34.
Dallas Davis completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Tyrone Williams with 16 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 34. It was Davis’ first TD pass of the night against four interceptions. Davis had 302 yards passing.
Nicholls (1-2) scored 23 points in the second quarter and trailed 24-23 at the break.