Heartbreaker In Hammond
Southeastern's Brandon Acker scored on an 82 yard pass play with 8 seconds left to give the SLU Lions a 31-24 win over McNeese last night in Hammond. The Cowboys had punted with 47 seconds left giving the Lions the ball on their own 15 yard line. After a 3 yard gain on a running play, Justin Alo heaved up a pass that was actually tipped by Cowboy defender Jermaine Antoine. But the ball landed in the hands of Acker who brought it into the endzone for the win.
The cowboys fell to 3-3 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. The Lions are now 2-3 and 2-1 in the SLC.
McNeese had a tough time moving the ball on Southeastern Louisiana gaining just 304 total yards. James Tabary saw his 200 yard passing streak come to an end as he went 25-41 for 196 yards 2 TDs and 1 interception. He threw touchdown passes to Nick Edwards and Dylan Long. Lawayne Ross added a touchdown run and Gunner Raborn kicked a 30 yard field goal. Parker Orgeron caught 5 passes for 67 yards while Ryan Ross ran for 88 yards on 13 carries. Jammario Gross recovered 2 fumbles on defense.
The Cowboys return to Cowboy stadium to face Central Arkansas next Saturday evening at 6.