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Northwestern State still looking for #1

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For the Demons of Northwestern State it has been a disappointing start to the conference season, but the team will look for its first conference win at Sam Houston State on Saturday.  Once again last week the littlest things led to making the biggest difference.  The Demons missed a pair of makeable field goals before jumping out to a 10-0 lead.

Later a turnover helped jump start the Lions of Southeastern Louisiana who came from behind to win. Sam Houston has won the Southland Conference title each of the last two years and earned the automatic bid to the FCS playoffs that comes with it.

Northwestern head coach Jay Thomas is keeping a positive attitude saying the conference title can still be won, even with two losses.  With the Demons 0-2 in conference play they have run out of their margin for error in that regard.  Conference title or not, win number one in Southland play will be the most important item on their agendas this weekend.

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