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Demons vs Sam Houston St Moved Up to 3 PM

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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State's football home finale next Saturday against defending Southland Conference champion Sam Houston State has been picked up by Southland TV, moving up kickoff three hours to a 3 o'clock afternoon start at Turpin Stadium.

Local residents can take advantage of a great entertainment savings offer during the second Natchitoches Parish Appreciation Day this season. A discounted $5 general admission ticket is available before next Saturday through NSU's Athletic Ticket Office (318-357-4268) or online at NSUDemons.com using the "NSUparish2" promotional code. Patrons can purchase up to four $5 tickets, representing a 60 percent savings over standard general admission ticket costs.

"Our crowds have been fantastic this season and have been a big factor in helping our football team go undefeated at home. It all started with the first Natchitoches Parish Night back on September 8 and we want to continue that momentum through our final home contest. We saw this as a great opportunity to thank the residents of Natchitoches Parish for their incredible support this season," said athletics director Greg Burke.

The game was originally scheduled to kick off at 6, as all other home games have this season for the Demons, but Southland TV's featured games are shown in a broadcast window that begins at 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The contest will be the first visit to Turpin Stadium by Sam Houston State since the Demons posted a 23-20 double overtime win over the Bearkats to highlight NSU's 2010 Homecoming celebration.

"Our team loves playing day games and playing on TV, so we're really looking forward to kicking off at 3 o'clock next Saturday afternoon in Turpin Stadium," said Demons' head coach Bradley Dale Peveto. "Our fans have been fantastic this year, our students have been awesome and the Spirit of Northwestern is the best band in all the land. It should be a perfect afternoon to enjoy a great college football game, and we're going to try to wrap up a perfect home record to boot."

The Demons are 4-0 at Turpin Stadium this year, hoping to complete their first unbeaten home slate since 2004 and the sixth since Turpin Stadium was dedicated in 1977.

The game will also be the final homefield appearance for 21 senior football players who will be recognized before kickoff.

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