McNeese heads to Lorman Miss. Saturday evening to taken on the Alcorn State Braves. Both teams are 1-1 on the season. The Braves began the season with a 50-21 win over Miles College, then came up short against Florida International last week, 17-10. The Pokes picked up their first win of the year beating Florida Tech 42-21.

Both teams have potent offenses. Alcorn State averages 442 yards per game while the Cowboys are averaging 436. Both squads have been able to run the football. The Braves have nearly 400 yards in 2 games while McNeese has picked up 385. D'Lance Turner leads ASU with 165 yards. McNeese is lead by Justin Pratt with 133.

Alcorn State has a dual threat at QB. Lenorris Footman has thrown the ball for 453 yards while rushing for 155. James Tabary has completed 46 of 71 pass attempts for 487 yards and 5 TDs. Kent Shelby leads the team with 10 catches. Tabary has completed passes to 13 different receivers.

This will be the third meeting between the 2 schools. McNeese has won both. The last time they played was in 2001 in Lake Charles with the Cowboys winning 54-14. Alcorn State will play in Lake Charles in 2019. ASU is a member of the SWAC conference and has won the East division 3 years in a row. McNeese has never lost to a SWAC school. (11-0)

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