VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Betting Tools

Nicholls, SHSU's Davis highlight Southland

(STATS) - FCS power Sam Houston State is expected to be the favorite in the Southland Conference race, but it doesn't have the most players on the conference's preseason team.


Or the second-most or the third-most.

The depth of this year's title race was evident Thursday with the announcement of the two-team preseason squad. Nicholls led the way with 10 first-team selections and 14 overall, while defending champ Central Arkansas had 11 overall selections, McNeese 10 and Sam Houston nine.

Nicholls' first-team selections included junior quarterback Chase Fourcade. The Colonels are coming off an 8-4 season in which they earned their first FCS playoff bid since 2005.

Sam Houston senior Davion Davis, the 2017 Southland offensive player of the year, earned three first-team nods on the preseason team - at wide receiver, punt returner and all-purpose. Last season, his Bearkats advanced to the national semifinals for the fifth time in seven seasons.

The Southland preseason poll will be announced next Thursday at media day in Houston.




QB - Chase Fourcade, Nicholls, Jr.

RB - David Hamm, McNeese, Sr.

RB - Carlos Blackman, Central Arkansas, Jr.

TE/HB - Lawayne Ross, McNeese, Jr.

WR - Davion Davis, Sam Houston State, Sr.

WR - Nathan Stewart, Sam Houston State, Jr.

WR - Damion Jeanpiere Jr., Nicholls, Sr.

OL - Mitchell Watanabe, Sam Houston State, Sr.

OL - Ryan Hanley, Nicholls, Sr.

OL - Chandler Arceneaux, Nicholls, Sr.

OL - Eric David, Sam Houston State, Jr.

OL - Tristan Wendt, Sam Houston State, Sr.

AP - Davion Davis, Sam Houston State, Sr.

PK - Gunnar Raborn, McNeese, Sr.

P - Alex Kjellsten, McNeese, Sr.


DL - Chris Terrell, Central Arkansas, Jr.

DL - Eric Jackson, Central Arkansas, Sr.

DL - Sully Laiche, Nicholls, Jr.

DL - Kenny Dotson, Nicholls, Sr.

LB - Allen Pittman, Nicholls, Jr.

LB - Hezekiah White, Nicholls, Sr.

LB - B.J. Blunt, McNeese, Sr.

DB - Raphael Lewis, Houston Baptist, Sr.

DB - Alize Ward, Stephen F. Austin, Jr.

DB - Corey Abraham, Nicholls, Sr.

DB - Juan Jackson, Central Arkansas, Jr.

DB - Ahmani Martin, Nicholls, Sr.

KR - Juwan Petit-Frere, Southeastern Louisiana, Jr.

PR - Davion Davis, Sam Houston State, Sr.




QB - James Tabary, McNeese, Sr.

RB - Kyran Irvin, Nicholls, Jr.

RB - Marcus Cooper, Southeastern Louisiana, So.

TE/HB - Josh Nix, Central Arkansas, So.

WR - Tamrick Pace, Stephen F. Austin, Jr.

WR - Kody Edwards, Incarnate Word, Sr.

WR - Dai'jean Dixon, Nicholls, So.

OL - Adrian Harris, Central Arkansas, So.

OL - Hunter Watts, Central Arkansas, Jr.

OL - Alfred Beverly III, Southeastern Louisiana, Jr.

OL - Grant Burguillos, McNeese, Jr.

OL - Eddie Houston, Nicholls, Sr.

AP - Alize Ward, Stephen F. Austin, Jr.

PK - Lorran Fonseca, Nicholls, Sr.

P - Caleb Lewallen, Stephen F. Austin, Sr.


DL - Chris Stewart, Sam Houston State, Sr.

DL - Chris Livings, McNeese, Jr.

DL - Cardell Best, Central Arkansas, Sr.

DL - Nathan Grant, Central Arkansas, So.

LB - Raphael Garner, Central Arkansas, Sr.

LB - Tamarcus Russell, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.

LB - Ryan Woods, Stephen F. Austin, Sr.

DB - Trenton Gordon, Stephen F. Austin, So.

DB - Bolu Onifade, Abilene Christian, So.

DB - Darion Dunn, McNeese, So.

DB - Zyon McCollum, Sam Houston State, So.

DB - Colby Burton, McNeese, Jr.

KR - Cedric Battle, Central Arkansas, Sr.

PR - Zae Giles, Lamar, Jr.

Copyright 2019 by STATS LLC.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express
written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.

· Ex-Vandy athletic official Stewart dies
· Auburn rehires ex-Ole Miss DC McGriff
· Kill says successor Fleck 'about himself'
· Western Illinois to face Colorado State
· Harbaugh taking team to South Africa
· Incoming LIU sets first FBS game
· Sarkisian returns as Alabama's OC
· Vols shuffle staff, add Ansley as DC
· Former EMU coach Rasnick dies at 59
Why Buy Picks From
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records Gold Membership
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 2246
Dave Cokin + 2047
Pat Hawkins + 2045
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 590
Andy Iskoe + 400
Mark Franco + 400
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Stephen Nover 63 %
Dave Cokin 61 %
Scott Pritchard 60 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Greg Smith + 950
Bruce Marshall + 860
Gary Bart + 643
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 1378
Ben Burns + 1308
Bruce Marshall + 1182
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1232
Doc's Sports + 1018
Antony Dinero + 988
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership