SAN ANTONIO (PSN) — The No. 18 UIW Cardinals’ record-setting season continued on Saturday afternoon as Taylor Grimes set a new program record in the Cardinals’ 38-21 come from behind victory over the Nicholls Colonels at Benson Stadium.
Grimes caught four touchdowns and caught nine passes for 182 yards, setting a single-game school record for touchdowns receptions.
The win for UIW is their fifth straight as they remained perfect in Southland Conference play, locked in a tight battle with No. 11 Southeastern Louisiana.
UIW was coming off a bye week and started the game off slow, trailing 14-0 in the first quarter on a pair of Lindsey Scott Jr. touchdowns. The Cardinals responded on their next drive, taking three just plays as quarterback Cameron Ward found Grimes for a 51-yard touchdown reception, putting UIW on the scoreboard.
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Col Guggenheim scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Colonels their 14-point advantage back. However, from there it was all UIW as the Cardinals outscored Nicholls 35-0 the rest of the game.
Ward and Grimes connected for the next three scores for the Cardinals. Grimes caught passes from 10 yards, 49 yards, and 2 yards out.
Carson Mohr connected on a 40-yard field goal and Kevin Brown ran for a 26-yard touchdown to seal the 38-21 come from behind win for UIW.
Ward finished the game with four touchdown passes and completed 25-of-36 passes for 388 yards. He also ran for 13 yards on four carries.
Brown led the Cardinals on the ground, rushing for 80 yards on 14 carries. UIW had 469 yards of total offense compared to Nicholls, who had 445.
Nicholls quarterback Lindsey Scott went 19-for-29 for 214 passing yards, throwing a touchdown and an interception. Scott also led the Colonels on the ground, rushing for 102 yards on 20 carries.
The UIW Cardinals are now 5-1 (3-0 SLC) on the season and will return to the field next Saturday when they travel to face McNeese (1-4, 0-2) at 12 P.M. in Louisana.