The McNeese Cowboys travel to the western edge of the Conference for a contest with the Abilene Christian Wildcats tonight. The game will kickoff at 7 from the new Wildcat Stadium. The Pokes are 4-1 on the season and will take a 4 game winning streak into the SLC game. McNeese is 2-1 in conference play. ACU is 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference. The Cowboys shut out SFA 35-0 last week while the Wildcats put up the most points in a game this season beating Incarnate Word 45-20. McNeese has won all 4 meetings between the 2 schools, winning 33-14 last year in Lake Charles.

The Cowboys have been getting it done on the field with their defense. The Defense With Attitude has not given up a touchdown in the last 8 quarters and have only allowed 2 rushing touchdowns in 5 games. The Pokes are ranked in the top 20 in 7 defensive categories in the FCS, including the second-best run defense in the country. QB James Tabary is 2nd in the FCS with 14 touchdown passes. RB David Hamm was awarded this week's LSWA offensive player of the week honor with his 164 yards rushing in the win at SFA.

The Wildcats are led in rushing by Tracy James with 210 yards on 43 carries and 1 touchdown. QB Dallas Sealey has completed 129 passes of 194 for 1178 yards, 4 TDs, and 6 interceptions. The leading receiver for ACU is Troy Grant. He has caught 29 passes for 304 yards a 1 TD. The Wildcats average 355 yards per game, 87 rushing and 238 passing.

Airtime is 6 with kickoff at 7 on 92.9 The Lake and 929thelake.com.