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.
Although coach Matt Campbell's depth chart remains a bit fluid, the Cyclones have the makings of a pretty good defense.
Look for defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei and safety Marcus Williams to play key roles again for the Utes.
The Mountaineers have enough experience and quality depth throughout their offense to be Big 12 contenders.
The Badgers are looking for big things from outside linebacker T.J. Watt in 2016 after a strong spring performance.
Brian Kelly talks about the quarterback competition between DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire.
The on-again, off-again, on-again satellite camp saga was brought to the fore by Jim Harbaugh, drew the SEC's ire and sparked strife in the Pac-12.
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