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McNeese StateCowboysMCNS
7-1, 3-0 Conf
55
Final
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MCNS141321755
NICH3713730
30
Nicholls StateColonelsNICH
4-4, 1-2 Conf

McNeese State runs past Nicholls State 55-30

THIBODAUX, La. -- Dylan Long and Marcus Wiltz each had two rushing touchdowns to help McNeese State put away Nicholls State 55-30 in a Southland Conference matchup Saturday.

Facing an early 3-0 deficit, the Cowboys (7-1, 3-0 Southland) scored touchdowns on three straight drives as Cody Stroud hit Diontae Spencer for a 5-yard score and Dylan Long had touchdown runs of 2 and 4.

The Colonels (4-4, 1-2) responded with a 42-yard strike from Kalen Henderson to Erik Buchanan. McNeese State added two late field goals to take a 27-10 lead at half.

Wiltz ran for touchdowns of 17 and 5 in the third quarter. Following a 4-yard score from Henderson to Buchanan, McNeese State's Khalil Thomas returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to fuel the rout.

Wiltz finished with 98 yards rushing on 14 carries. Kelvin Bennett ran for 169 yards on 13 attempts.

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2015 Southland Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
McNeese State9-010-1
Sam Houston State7-211-4
Central Arkansas7-27-4
Incarnate Word5-46-5
Lamar4-55-6
Northwestern State4-54-7
Stephen F Austin4-54-7
Southeastern Louisiana3-5-14-6-1
Abilene Christian3-63-8
Nicholls State2-6-12-8-1
Houston Baptist0-82-9