Tide Tops LSU — McNeese Cowboys Beat Stephen F. Austin
The Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin were no match for the explosive McNeese Cowboys offense as the Pokes won 69-38; but the Crimson Tide proved why they are number one in defeating the #10 LSU Tigers 38-17.
The Tigers came out looking very strong. They rolled down the field in their first two possessions. Both drives were stopped by fumbles. While Alabama only scored three points off of the fumbles ... The Tigers passed up on 14 points. That would cost them dearly when Alabama ended the game with 21 unanswered second half points. LSU takes it's third conference loss 38-17.
It sure seemed like Alabama either just had more gas than the Tigers ... or that Nick Saban made better adjustments than Les Miles. There is one thing we tend to want to forget ... all the starters that LSU lost to the NFL last year.
The # 11 McNeese Cowboys had a very explosive afternoon as Diontae Spencer racked up a school record 365 all purpose yards! The 69 points the Cowboys rolled up is the most ever scored against a SLC school. The game started out as the track meet it was billed as with 45 total points scored in the first quarter and the Lumberjacks leading. At one point the Lumberjacks led by ten (24-14). Then the Pokes shut down Stephen F. Austin in the second period and scored 24 unanswered points. Cody Stroud led the way in the air and made McNeese history by throwing for 300 or more yards in four games for a career. Stroud finished the night 17 of 33 for 333 yards and four touchdowns and no interceptions. The Pokes blew by the Lumberjacks 69-38.