The Cowboys turned in their best performance of the season Saturday evening as they beat Nicholls State 38-13 at Cowboy Stadium. The Pokes improved to 3-2 on the year and 2-1 in Southland Conference play. The Colonels dropped to 1-3 and 1-1 against conference foes.

The defense set the tone for the game when Andre Fuller returned an interception 27 yards for the game's first score. The Colonels then moved inside the Pokes 10 yard line but had to settle for the first of 2 David McKey field goals. The Cowboy's offense then got cranked up with a pair of touchdowns before halftime to make the score 21-3 at the break. Mcneese added another TD in the 3rd to take a 28-6 lead to the 4th. The Pokes wrapped up their scoring with an 80 catch and run by Kylon Highshaw to make it 38-6. Nicholls scored with less than 4 minutes remaining for the final score of 38-13.

James Tabary continued to add his name to the McNeese record books with 376 yards passing, the second highest total in a game in Cowboy history. He finished 27-44 with 2 TDs and 1 interception. The running game picked up just 71 total yards, but Ryan Ross scored twice and on the night his dad made his first appearance as the head coach at LSU, Parker Orgeron caught the first touchdown pass of his career for the Cowboys.

The Cowboys travel to Hammond next week for a conference game with Southeastern Louisiana.