By Jennifer Lynn Flores
LOGOS STAFF WRITER
The Cardinals are 2-0 at home and 0-2 away for an even 2-2 record thus far this season.
In its last win Sept. 19, the football team was down 10-7 at halftime but kept visiting Nicholls State University from Louisiana scoreless in the second half to take a 20-10 win.
Defense held a good fight against Nicholl State’s offensive players, reeling in four interceptions for a new school record.
Senior linebackers Myke Tavarres and Padyn Giebler – along with junior linebacker Josh Zellers — led the UIW defense with 22 tackles combined. Junior safety Adrian Norwood picked off two passes – including one near game’s end — while senior safeties Robert Johnson and Troy Lara got one each.
Although defense brought forth some hard effort, offense finished the game with 294 yards of offense and 15 first downs. Sophomore quarterback Trent Brittain was 15-of-29 for 133 yards, including a touchdown and one interception.
Senior tight end Cole Wick, along with junior running backs Broderick Reeves and Junior Sessions, led the offense. Wick had five grabs for 53 yards and a score. Sessions finished the game with 69 rushing yards and 15 carries, and Reeves added 66 yards on nine carries.
Although Reeves was brought into the game during the fourth quarter, he was able to move the ball forward, giving Brittain the opportunity to score.
“It was a rollercoaster because we started off slow and had some turnovers,” Reeves said. “The flag on the interception by Nicholls helped the game change for us. I was put in the right time to make the best opportunity of it.”