Scores

Final

Sam Houston 23

(5-2, 1-1 Southland)

McNeese State 31

(6-1, 2-0 Southland)

8:00 PM ET, October 19, 2013

Cowboy Stadium, LAKE CHARLES, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 3 3 3 1423
MCNS 7 7 7 1031

Top Performers

Passing: C. Stroud (MCNS) - 267 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: M. Wiltz (MCNS) - 21 CAR, 122 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Spencer (MCNS) - 5 REC, 116 YDS, 1 TD

McNeese State beats Sam Houston State 31-23

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Cody Stroud threw three touchdowns to lead McNeese State to a 31-23 victory over Sam Houston State in Southland Conference play on Saturday night.

Stroud was 15 of 25 for 267 yards and his 15-yard TD pass to Diontae Spencer put the game out of reach at 28-16 with 10:11 left in the fourth quarter. Running back Marcus Wiltz added 122 yards on 21 carries.

The Cowboys (6-1, 2-0) led 14-6 at halftime and Marcus Wiltz's 4-yard TD in the third quarter extended their lead to 21-9.

The Bearkats (5-2, 1-1) scored an 18-yard touchdown pass to close the gap to eight points with one minute remaining in the game.

The contest broke a tie at the top of the conference standings between the two teams, which had matching records coming in to the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
MCNS
1st Downs2227
Total Yards399482
Passing315267
Rushing84215
Penalties7-706-82
3rd Down Conversions2-138-15
4th Down Conversions3-30-0
Turnovers10
Possession29:0230:58

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell23/373158.521
McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stroud15/2526710.730

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hill11312.807
Flanders11222.003
McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wiltz211225.8124
Long11625.6014

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams79713.9028
Thomas59318.6040
McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spencer511623.2157
Thomas23417.0028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUMCNS
FG10:40Luc Swimberghe 38 Yd
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30
TD06:37Damon Gladney Jr. 17 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERSHSUMCNS
FG04:45Luc Swimberghe 30 Yd 67
TD00:59Ernest Celestie 29 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick)
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614
THIRD QUARTERSHSUMCNS
FG06:51Luc Swimberghe 21 Yd 914
TD04:39Marcus Wiltz 4 Yd Run (Ryan Rome Kick)
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921
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUMCNS
TD14:29Deon Hutchinson 3 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe Kick) 1621
TD10:11Diontae Spencer 15 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick) 1628
FG03:18Ryan Rome 33 Yd 1631
TD01:00Stephen Williams 18 Yd Pass From Brian Bell (Luc Swimberghe Kick)
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2331