The Northwestern State Demons (0-2) visit the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (1-1) at Harry Turpin Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

With 44.5 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 19th-worst in the FCS, Northwestern State has been forced to rely on their 79th-ranked offense (17 points per contest) to keep them in games. SFA's offense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 25th-best in the FCS with 34 points per game. In terms of defense, it is giving up 29 points per game, which ranks 55th.

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Northwestern State vs. SFA Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • Venue: Harry Turpin Stadium

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Northwestern State vs. SFA Key Statistics

Northwestern State SFA
255.5 (99th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 362.5 (49th)
453.5 (90th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 384.5 (67th)
131 (65th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 176 (33rd)
124.5 (105th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 186.5 (62nd)
4 (117th) Turnovers (Rank) 1 (60th)
5 (2nd) Takeaways (Rank) 4 (4th)

Northwestern State Stats Leaders

  • Tyler Vander Waal has thrown for 244 yards (122 ypg) to lead Northwestern State, completing 42.3% of his passes and tossing two touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season.
  • The team's top rusher, Kolbe Burrell, has carried the ball 17 times for 85 yards (42.5 per game), scoring one time.
  • This season, Darius Boone Jr. has carried the ball 19 times for 68 yards (34 per game).
  • Jaren Mitchell has hauled in four receptions for 60 yards (30 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. .
  • Scooter Adams has caught three passes for 59 yards (29.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
  • Travon Jones has compiled three catches for 44 yards, an average of 22 yards per game.

SFA Stats Leaders

  • Brian Maurer has compiled 373 yards on 52.9% passing while collecting one touchdown pass with four interceptions this season. He's also rushed for 88 yards with one score.
  • The team's top rusher, Jerrell Wimbley, has carried the ball 34 times for 173 yards (86.5 per game) with three touchdowns.
  • Anthony Williams has compiled 96 yards on 21 carries with one touchdown.
  • Lawton Rikel leads his team with 131 receiving yards on nine receptions.
  • Ty Love has caught six passes and compiled 76 receiving yards (38 per game).
  • Josh Thompson's five grabs (on five targets) have netted him 60 yards (30 ypg).

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