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.