Pokes To Host ACU Saturday Evening
McNeese returns to Cowboy Stadium Saturday evening to take on the Abilene Christian Wildcats. The Cowboys sit atop the Southland Conference standings with a 3-0 record, 4-1 overall. ACU is 2-3 and 1-2 in the SLC. McNeese has won all 5 previous meetings between the 2 schools dating back to 1972. The Cowboys are ranked 9/10 in this week's FCS polls.
B J Blunt continues to take care of things on defense for the DWA. He leads the team with 36 tackles, 7 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss. He is tops in the NCAA in TFL and is tied for first in sacks. The Cowboys give up just 19 points per game.
The McNeese defense will have its hands full as the Wildcats have the best offense in the SLC. ACU averages nearly 500 yards of offense per game, scoring 32 points per contest. QB Luke Anthony has completed 148 passes for 1476 yards and 11 touchdowns. The RB pair of Billy McCrary and Tracy James average 75 yards rushing each per game.
The Cowboys will be gunning for their 500th victory on Saturday night. McNeese has an all-time record of 499-287-13. Airtime is 5:00pm with kickoff at 6:00pm on 92.9 The Lake, and at 929thelake.com.