THIBODAUX, La. -- Cody Stroud threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns, and McNeese State's balanced attack overwhelmed Nicholls State 42-10 in a Southland Conference game on Saturday.
The Cowboys (6-3, 3-3), who led 21-3 at the half and built a 35-3 advantage in the fourth quarter, also rang up 276 yards rushing for an offensive output of 550 yards.
Darius Carey led the Cowboys' receiver corps -- eight players caught at least one pass -- with six catches for 125 yards and a touchdown.
Dalton Hilliard Jr. scored Nicholls State's touchdown on a 10-yard run, his only carry of the game.
The Colonels have lost 12 consecutive conference games.
Conor Hundley run for 7 yds for a TD
Brandon Wilson run for 17 yds for a TD
Houston's Greg Ward's pass is almost intercepted, then goes off Demarcus Ayers' should pads to pop in the air before Ayers makes the diving catch to complete the unorthodox 23 yard gain. Houston would score on the drive to go up 14-7.
Brad Kaaya pass complete to Rashawn Scott for 22 yds for a TD
Chris Blewitt 48 yd FG MISSED
Robert Smith makes his predictions for Saturday's biggest rivalry matchups.
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