Cowboys Host Lamar on Senior Day
McNeese will wrap up the regular season Saturday afternoon when they host the red-hot Lamar Cardinals at Cowboy Stadium. The Pokes are still in the hunt for a playoff spot at 6-4. The Cardinals are also 6-4 and have won 5 in a row. The Cowboys are ranked 22/21 in the FCS polls. McNeese will recognize 18 seniors before kickoff. With a win, the Cowboys will remain in contention for an at-large spot in the FCS playoffs. McNeese leads the series 26-9-1. The Pokes have won 11 straight home games.
BJ Blunt has recorded 102 tackles during the season, the first Cowboy to do so since 2012. He left the Northwestern game with a knee injury and will be a game-time decision. McNeese special teams also continue to shine leading the conference in field goals made, kickoff returns, punting, and more. On offense, the Cowboys average 289 yards per game.
Lamar began the 2018 season winning their opener then losing 4 straight. Since then, LU has reeled off 5 wins in a row with wins over Sam Houston, Incarnate Word, and Central Arkansas. As has been the case most of the season for the Cowboys, they will be facing another top offensive squad. The Cards average 34 points per game, 2nd in the league, and 247 yards on the ground, tops in the SLC. Lamar has 4 players with more than 470 yards rushing.
Airtime is 2:00pm with kickoff at 3:05pm on 92.9 The Lake and 929thelake.com.