LAKE CHARLES, LA: The Pokes are on the road once again this week as they travel to Commerce, TX to battle the Lions in another Southland Conference showdown. Both teams have zero wins so far in 2023, so one program will leave the field with their first win of the season this Saturday.

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Week 6 McNeese Football Starters:

Quarterback
18 - Nate Glantz (6-0, 200, Jr., Elkhorn, Neb.)
13 - Ryan Roberts (6-0, 185, RFr., Lafayette, La.)

Running Back
5 - D’Angelo Durham (6-1, 208, Jr., Augusta, Ga.)
33 - Ivory Roberts (5-7, 185, Jr., Houston, Texas)

Wide Receiver
3 - Jonathan Harris (6-0, 170, Jr., Hattiesburg, Miss.)
8 - Makhi Paris (6-2, 189, Fr., New Orleans, La.)

Wide Receiver
17 - Jon McCall (6-3, 189, So., New Orleans, La.)
86 - Jer’Michael Carter (6-4, 192, Fr., Kentwood, La.)

Wide Receiver
8 - Makhi Paris (6-2, 189, Fr., New Orleans, La.)
29 - Jaylon Henry (6-0, 183, RFr., Baton Rouge, La.)

Left Tackle
72 - Jasper Friis (6-6, 328, Jr., Starnberg, Germany)
70 - Hezekiah Neason (6-4, 314, Jr., Amite, La.)

Left Guard
61 - Cole Leclair (6-3, 306, Jr., Middleburg, Fla.)
77 - Chris Stephens (6-4, 332, Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Center
65 - James Reddick (6-3, 303, So., Fort Valley, Ga.)
54 - David Duvall (6-2, 303, Jr., Olive Branch, Miss.)

Right Guard
66 - Dylan Dauzart (6-3, 309, Jr., Alexandria, La.)
71 - Elijah Melendez (6-5, 307, Jr., Navarre, Fla.)

Right Tackle
71 - Elijah Melendez (6-5, 307, Jr., Navarre, Fla.)
75 - Hayes Creel (6-7, 315, RFr., Mt. Hermon, La.)

Tight End
22 - Kyle Klink (6-4, 245, Sr., Middletown, Md.)
41 - Tyronne Hayes (6-3, 226, So., New Orleans, La.)

 

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Left End
42 - Earenest Grayson (6-3, 254, RJr., Tulsa, Okla.)
16 - Demetrios Walker (6-3, 215, So., Kansas City, Mo.)

Nose
98 - Trey Winters (6-7, 350, So., Ankeny, Iowa)
92 - Carlos Sanders (6-2, 295, Fr., Baton Rouge, La.)

Tackle
91 - Welland Williams (6-1, 285, RSo., Reserve, La.)
99 - Dominick Bolden (6-1, 288, So., Round Rock, Texas)

Right End
49 - Masey Lewis (6-4, 268, RFr., Breaux Bridge, La.)
47 - Khaylon Chapple (6-3, 248, RJr., Haughton, La.)

Mike (LB)
56 - Brayden Adams (6-2, 215, RSr., Lake Charles, La.)
21 - Jackson Anders (6-2, 222, Fr., Round Rock, Texas)

Stinger (LB)
48 - Micah Davey (6-2, 239, RSo., Baton Rouge, La.)
23 - Payton Lemaire (6-3, 194, Fr., Sulphur, La.)

Sam (DB)
28 - Joe Ward (5-11, 185, RFr., Lake Charles, La.)
26 - Richard Akers (5-11, 162, R-So., Baltimore, Md.)

Left Cornerback
9 - Jadden Matthews (5-11, 178, Jr., Moss Point, Miss.)
26 - Richard Akers (5-11, 162, R-So., Baltimore, Md.)

Right Cornerback
2 - Levi Wyatt (6-1, 187, So., Byram, Miss.)
13 - Crajaun Bennett (5-11, 162, So., Iowa, La.)

Safety
19 - Thomas Miles (6-1, 192, Jr., Alexandria, La.)
0 - Jamori Evans (5-10, 195, Jr., Pheba, Miss.)

Safety
4 - Boogsie Silvera (5-11, 186, RS-So., Pembroke Pines, La.)
19 - Thomas Miles (6-1, 192, Jr., Alexandria, La.)

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Place Kicker

37 - Garrison Smith (5-10, 189, So., Norwalk, Ohio)
35 - Brandon Hayden (6-0, 193, RJr., Sulphur, La.)

Kicker
37 - Garrison Smith (5-10, 189, So., Norwalk, Ohio)
35 - Brandon Hayden (6-0, 193, RJr., Sulphur, La.)

Punter
38 - Callum Eddings (5-11, 150, Jr., Victoria, Australia)
37 - Garrison Smith (5-10, 189, So., Norwalk, Ohio)

Long Snapper
50 - Trey Vondestein (6-3, 214, RSr., Katy, Texas)
56 - Brayden Adams (6-2, 215, RSr., Lake Charles, La.)

Holder
38 - Callum Eddings (5-11, 150, Jr., Victoria, Australia)
18 - Nate Glantz (6-0, 200, Jr., Elkhorn, Neb.)

Kick Returner
3 - Jonathan Harris (6-0, 170, Jr., Hattiesburg, Miss.)
84 - Cory O’Bryant (5-11, 162, Fr., Houston, Texas)

Punt Returner
3 - Jonathan Harris (6-0, 170, Jr., Hattiesburg, Miss.)
8 - Makhi Paris (6-2, 189, Fr., New Orleans, La.)

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GAMEDAY TID-BITS                          

* McNeese is 0-5 to start the season for the first time since the 1954 season when the team began that year with five straight losses before finish with a 2-8 mark. 

* After playing through the first three games with throwing a touchdown pass, Cowboys’ quarterback Nate Glantz has thrown for three scores in the last two games. 

* WR Jon McCall has caught all three touchdown passes from Glantz on the season and is ranked No. 2 in the SLC and 29th in the FCS in TD catches. 

* The Cowboys have scored on 7 of 8 red-zone opportunities on the season including 5 touchdowns. 

* The Cowboys are the only team in the conference with a kick-off return for a touchdown. 

* Glantz is 3rd in the league in passing yards per completion (12.3 ypc). 

* RB D’Angleo Durham is ranked No. 3 in the Southland Conference in total rushing yards (303), 6th in rushing yards per game (60.6) and 8th in the SLC in rushing yard per carry (5.0). 

* RB Coleby Hamm has the longest rushing TD in the league of 72 yards against Eastern Illinois. 

* WR Jon McCall is 9th in the league with 15 receptions, 2nd with three TD catches, 4th with 256 total receiving yards, and 9th with 17.1 yards per catch. 

* LB Micah Davey is ranked 1st in the SLC in total tackles (71), solo tackles (37), and tackles per game (14.2). 

* Davey is ranked No. 2 in the FCS in both total tackles and tackles per game. 

* DB Levi Wyatt is tied for 4th in the conference with four passes defended (1 interception, 3 pass break ups). 

* P Callum Eddings leads the league and is 9th in the FCS in net punting (41.4) and is 2nd in the conference with 9 punts downed inside the 20 yard line. 

* K Garrison Smith is 4 for 6 on field goals this year, and has connected on all 10 of his PATs. 

* Smith kicked a 51-yard FG at Alcorn State, matching the 4th-longest made field goal in school history and the longest in the league this season. 

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