Cowboys Host Lions Saturday Evening
McNeese returns to Cowboy Stadium to renew their rivalry with the Southeastern Louisiana Lions Saturday evening. Both teams are coming off of losses to top 10 teams last week. McNeese fell to #4 Central Arkansas, while the Lions lost at home to 5th ranked Sam Houston State 33-23. McNeese enters the game with a 6-2 record, 4-2 in the Southland Conference while the Lions are 5-4 overall and 5-2 in the SLC. McNeese leads the series 23-19, but the Lions scored on the final play of the game last year in Hammond to win 31-24.
This game will feature one of the country's best offenses in SLU against one of the best defenses in McNeese. The Lions average 471 yards per game while the Cowboys give up just 259. Southeastern is led by QB Lorenzo Nunez who has thrown for 984 yards and 11 touchdowns and run for 334 yards and 5 scores. The Lions also feature 3 running backs with over 500 yards each. Eugene Bethea leads the trio with 548 yards.
McNeese QB James Tabary continues to rack up the passing yardage with 1835 yards. He has completed 59% of his passes and thrown 17 touchdown passes. Justin Pratt has rushed for 620 yards a 5 TDs. Kent Shelby leads all receivers with 37 catches for 469 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ashari Goins is the team's leading tackler with 41.
Airtime is 5 with kickoff at 6 on 92.9 The Lake and 929thelake.com.