UGA-Nicholls: 11 things to know about the opponent

Eleven questions and answers about Georgia’s opponent Saturday:

1. Where is Nicholls State University located? On a 287-acre campus in Thibodaux, La., which is about 60 miles southwest of New Orleans.

2. Nicholls State or just Nicholls? The school's athletic program wants to be called the latter, asking the media to refrain from using Nicholls State and NSU.

3. When was the school founded? 1948

4. When was its first year of football? 1972

5. What conference does it play in? The Southland Conference, which is an FCS league

6. Who is the school named for? Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls, two-term Louisiana governor in the 1800s and later Louisiana Supreme Court chief justice, who died in 1912

7. What is its enrollment? 6,300 students

8. What is its nickname? The Colonels

9. What was the Colonels' record last season? 3-8, including 3-6 in the Southland Conference

10. When did the Colonels last defeat an FBS team? 2013, at Western Michigan

11. What was the outcome in Nicholls' most recent game against a Power 5 opponent? A 48-0 loss at Colorado on Sept. 26, 2015