The Lions improve to 2-0 on the season after defeating the Riverhawks 17-14.
NSU picked up a few more yards than Southern, out-gaining them 303 to 281.
Giresse Forchu led the rushing attack with 81 yards and a touchdown. Jay McDowell had 62 yards on the ground and a touchdown. He also completed 3 of 5 passes for 38 yards.
The game winner came from Sean Seefeldt with a 31 yarder at the end of the second quarter.
The Lions defense proved to be extremely effective in the second half, holding the RiverHawks to only 90 yards.
Gatlin Ridgway registered 7 tackles, including one for a loss and QB hurry. Jason Brown had 6 stops and Dalvin Taylor racked in 5. Gaige Washington also came through big time, nabbing an interception in the endzone to stop NSU's offense.