Offensive Player of the Week: Chase Fourcade, Nicholls – Sr. – Quarterback – Metairie, La.Fourcade was 24-of-29 for 327 yards and a touchdown through the air and rushed for 48 yards and another score on 11 carries in the 34-14 win over the Bears, snapping an eight-game losing streak in the series. With 375 total offensive yards, he passed Texas State’s Bradley George for seventh on the conference’s career total offense list and moved to within 26 of former Sam Houston State quarterback Brian Bell at No. 6. For the second time in his career, Fourcade is the Offensive Player of the Week after becoming the seventh player in league history to eclipse 10,000 career yards of total offense. The senior quarterback racked up 375 yards of total offense to lead the No. No. 15/16 Colonels (3-2, 2-0 SLC) to a 34-14 win over No. 10/11 Central Arkansas in Nicholls’ home opener. The Colonels remain at home this week and play host to Northwestern State at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday. Honorable Mention: David Crosley, Lamar; Sully Laiche, Nicholls; Cory McCoy, McNeese; Louis Otis, UIW. Defensive Player of the Week: Royce See, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Linebacker – Shepherd, TexasSee posted a team-high nine tackles along with two interceptions, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble as Sam Houston State recorded the most takeaways in the rivalry since 2013. The picks were his first since he had two as a sophomore in 2017 and marked the second straight year a Bearkat had two picks in the Piney Woods game. In the final period, See snagged the loose ball on a strip sack of Joseph Wallace to set up the Kats’ final score. One possession later, he picked off Trae Self for the second time to seal the game. Honorable Mention: Jon Copeland, UIW; Jordan Hoy, Lamar; Cody Orgeron, McNeese. See, a senior linebacker, earns Defensive Player of the Week recognition for turning in a career performance to lead the Bearkats’ (4-2, 3-0 SLC) to their ninth-straight Battle of the Piney Woods victory by a score of 31-20. The Shepherd, Texas, native played a part in four of Sam Houston State’s six takeaways, including two in the final quarter. The Bearkats face Lamar at 2 p.m. Saturday in Huntsville. Girdy Brito picks up his first Special Teams Player of the Week award after returning three kickoffs for 127 yards in the Huskies’ (4-2, 1-1 SLC) 36-38 loss to UIW. The senior specialist overtook Tennessee Tech’s Metrius Fleming as the nation’s leader in kick return average (37.0) with an average of 42.3 yards on Saturday. HBU looks to rebound with a road matchup against Abilene Christian at 6 p.m. Saturday. FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Chase Fourcade, Sam Houston State’s Royce See and Houston Baptist’s Gamar Girdy Brito earned Southland Football Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Special Teams Player of the Week: Gamar Girdy Brito, Houston Baptist – Sr. – Wide Receiver – Victoria, TexasNow the FCS leader in kick return average (37.0), Girdy Brito averaged 42.3 yards on three returns in the tight loss to the Cardinals. After UIW scored the opening touchdown of the game, he took the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown. He returned the second half opening kickoff to the HBU 42, with the drive resulting in a field goal. Girdy Brito also made seven catches for 53 yards and a touchdown, which pulled the Huskies within 38-36 with 3:14 remaining in the game. Honorable Mention: Bailey Giffen, Lamar; Bailey Raborn, McNeese. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
As amusing side-scrolling games from our past goes, it’s hard to do much better than DuckTales. Capcom’s best selling NES title wasn’t as popular as it probably deserved to be when it was first released, but Capcom and Disney saw fit to re-release this classic game and make it available on all three consoles. We took an evening and joined the cane wielding Scrooge McDuck on an HD remastered trip down memory lane.From the moment the game loaded on our Wii U and the classic 8-bit style music started blasting through the tiny speakers on the GamePad, you’re immediately transported back to the first time you play this game. Everything about the game has been updated to look great on any television, and Wii U owners will have the ability to play exclusively on the gamepad if you choose. The gameplay, the cut scenes, and the secret areas are completely intact. Even the post-mission victory dive in the money pit has been updated to look great on every screen.Choosing to play the game with a joystick instead of the D-Pad bears a slight complication in some of the levels that require Scrooge to jump from vine to vine or catch a chain at just the right moment. This game required that you press the up arrow on the D-Pad in order to grab chains and vines, and on a joystick this motion has to be both fast and precise or Scrooge will fall. It’s much easier to play these parts of the game with the D-Pad… if you haven’t already decided to play Ducktales this way out of nostalgia. Everything else about the gameplay translates to modern controllers with no problems, since the game really only had two other buttons.If you’re on a PS3 or Wii U, DuckTales Remastered is available starting today. Steam users will have access to the game on August 20, while Xbox Live users will be able to grab the game from the XBLA on September 11.If you’re interested in a collectors edition of the game, which is separate from theNES collectors tin, there will be a PS3 version available on August 20 that includes the download code for the game and a DuckTales pin.