McNeese will enjoy a Saturday off before returning to Cowboy Stadium next week against Incarnate Word. The Pokes will celebrate homecoming next Saturday evening. McNeese is 5-1 on the year, having won 5 in a row. The Cowboys are 3-1 in SLC play and ranked 21/22 in the 2 FCS polls.

The Cowboys are where they are in the standings thanks to a defense that has established itself as a dominate group in the conference and the FCS. McNeese leads the conference in total defense (267 yards per game), rushing defense (50.5), and scoring (17.3). In total defense, McNeese ranks 7th in the country.

On offense, QB James Tabary is 6th in the FCS with 15 touchdown passes, and 25th nationally with 1,348 yards passing. RB Justin Pratt has run for 495 yards, tops in the Southland Conference, including a pair of 100+ yard games. David Hamm is 6th in the league with 367 rushing yards.