McNeese returns to The Hole tonight as they host the Nicholls State Colonels. The Cowboys are 2-2 and 1-1 in Southland Conference play after winning at Incarnate Word last Saturday, 42-35. The Colonels are 1-2 and 1-0 in the SLC. Their win also came against UIW. The 2 loses have been impressive! 26-24 at Georgia. Yes, THAT Georgia. And last week 41-40 in overtime at South Alabama, a Sun Belt school.

James Tabary leads the Cowboys offense from the QB spot completing 80 of 136 passes for 1062 yards and 8 touchdowns with only 1 interception. Tabary is the fastest QB to 1000 yards passing in McNeese history. The Ross brothers lead the rushing attack with big brother Ryan picking up 268 on the ground and little brother Lawayne adding 116. Each has a touchdown. 19 Cowboys have caught a pass, including Tabary. Kent Shelby has 17 and is working on an 18 game reception streak. On defense, Jammario Gross leads the way with 22 total tackles.

For the Colonels, QB Chase Fourcade has thrown for 457 yards and 5 TDs. Dontrell Taylor has picked up 242 yds rushing and has scored 3 times.

The Pokes lead the series 29-11 and have won the last 7 winning 37-7 in Thibodaux last year. The Colonels have not won in Lake Charles since 1998, 8 straight losses.

Airtime is 5 with kickoff at 6:07 from Cowboy Stadium tonight on 929 The Lake, and 929thelake.com.