CONWAY, Ark. -- Cody Stroud threw three touchdown passes and Ryan Bronson had a 98-yard interception touchdown return to help McNeese State roll past Central Arkansas 59-28 in a Southland Conference matchup Saturday night.
Stroud had touchdowns passes of 41, 40, and 28 yards for the Cowboys (5-1, 1-0 Southland). He was 13 of 19 for 277 yards, and becomes the fourth player in school history to surpass 6,000 career passing yards.
The Cowboys had 595 yards of total offense, and have scored over 50 points for the third time this season.
The Bears (2-3, 0-1) tied the game at 21 in the second quarter when Wynrick Smothers connected with Damien Watts for a 39-yard touchdown. McNeese State countered with three unanswered touchdowns, highlighted by wide receiver Diontae Spencer throwing a 46-yard TD to Jereon McGilvery.
Smothers was 35 of 65 for 484 yards, but had three interceptions.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
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