Lamar starts fast, holds off Northwestern State 31-23

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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Lamar raced out to an early lead and held on, defeating Northwestern State 31-23. The Cardinals built a 28-0 lead before allowing Northwestern State onto the scoreboard for a 28-7 lead at the break, and then held on as the Demons outscored them 19-3 after halftime. Jalen Dummett passed for 94 yards and a touchdown, and also carried 13 times for 84 yards and another TD for Lamar. Bryce Rivers passed for 136 yards and a touchdown for the Demons while Scooter Adams rolled up 212 yards and scored a pair of TDs.