QB James Tabary connected with Kent Shelby on a 33 yard touchdown pass with 26 seconds left to give McNeese a 34-27 victory over the Alcorn State Braves in Lorman Miss. Saturday evening. The Cowboys improved to 2-1 on the year while the Braves fell to 1-2. McNeese ran it's record vs SWAC schools to 12-0.

The Tabary to Shelby score capped a wild 4th quarter that saw both quarterbacks throw interceptions at the 3 yard line, and each team lose a score on a penalty. McNeese took possession with 1:27 to play and needed just 4 plays to get the ball into the end zone for the game winning score.

Tabary finished the night completing 24 of 34 passes for 310 yards and 4 TDs. Justin Pratt picked up 114 yards on only 13 carries. Cyron Sutton and Shelby each had a touchdown catch. The Cowboys out gained the Braves 446 to 416. All of the Braves yards came via the pass as the Cowboys defense held Alcorn State to zero yards on 19 carries on the ground. QB Lenorris Footman was 27-45 for with 3 TDs.

McNeese will return home next Saturday evening for a Southland Conference contest with the Houston Baptist Huskies.