LAKE CHARLES, LA: The Pokes are back home in The Hole this week as they enter another Southland Conference showdown with the #5 ranked Incarnate Word Cardinals.

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Week 8 McNeese Football Starters:

Quarterback

18 - Nate Glantz (6-0, 200, Jr., Elkhorn, Neb.)
13 - Ryan Roberts (6-0, 185, RFr., Lafayette, La.)

Running Back
5 - D’Angelo Durham (6-1, 208, Jr., Augusta, Ga.)
20 - Coleby Hamm (5-10, 216, So., Spring, Texas)

Wide Receiver
3 - Jonathan Harris (6-0, 170, Jr., Hattiesburg, Miss.)
8 - Makhi Paris (6-2, 189, Fr., New Orleans, La.)

Wide Receiver
17 - Jon McCall (6-3, 189, So., New Orleans, La.)
86 - Jer’Michael Carter (6-4, 192, Fr., Kentwood, La.)

Wide Receiver
8 - Makhi Paris (6-2, 189, Fr., New Orleans, La.)
84 - Cory O’Bryant (5-11, 162, Fr., Houston, Texas)

Left Tackle
70 - Hezekiah Neason (6-4, 314, Jr., Amite, La.)
72 - Jasper Friis (6-6, 328, Jr., Starnberg, Germany)

Left Guard
61 - Cole Leclair (6-3, 306, Jr., Middleburg, Fla.)
77 - Chris Stephens (6-4, 332, Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Center
65 - James Reddick (6-3, 303, So., Fort Valley, Ga.)
54 - David Duvall (6-2, 303, Jr., Olive Branch, Miss.)

Right Guard
66 - Dylan Dauzart (6-3, 309, Jr., Alexandria, La.)
71 - Elijah Melendez (6-5, 307, Jr., Navarre, Fla.)

Right Tackle
71 - Elijah Melendez (6-5, 307, Jr., Navarre, Fla.)
75 - Hayes Creel (6-7, 315, RFr., Mt. Hermon, La.)

Tight End
22 - Kyle Klink (6-4, 245, Sr., Middletown, Md.)
41 - Tyronne Hayes (6-3, 226, So., New Orleans, La.)

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Left End
42 - Earenest Grayson (6-3, 254, RJr., Tulsa, Okla.)
16 - Demetrios Walker (6-3, 215, So., Kansas City, Mo.)

Nose
98 - Trey Winters (6-7, 350, So., Ankeny, Iowa)
92 - Carlos Sanders (6-2, 295, Fr., Baton Rouge, La.)

Tackle
91 - Welland Williams (6-1, 285, RSo., Reserve, La.)
99 - Dominick Bolden (6-1, 288, So., Round Rock, Texas)

Right End
49 - Masey Lewis (6-4, 268, RFr., Breaux Bridge, La.)
47 - Khaylon Chapple (6-3, 248, RJr., Haughton, La.)

Mike (LB)
56 - Brayden Adams (6-2, 215, RSr., Lake Charles, La.)
21 - Jackson Anders (6-2, 222, Fr., Round Rock, Texas)

Stinger (LB)
48 - Micah Davey (6-2, 239, RSo., Baton Rouge, La.)
23 - Payton Lemaire (6-3, 194, Fr., Sulphur, La.)

Sam (DB)
28 - Joe Ward (5-11, 185, RFr., Lake Charles, La.)
26 - Richard Akers (5-11, 162, R-So., Baltimore, Md.)

Left Cornerback
9 - Jadden Matthews (5-11, 178, Jr., Moss Point, Miss.)
26 - Richard Akers (5-11, 162, R-So., Baltimore, Md.)

Right Cornerback
2 - Levi Wyatt (6-1, 187, So., Byram, Miss.)
13 - Crajaun Bennett (5-11, 162, So., Iowa, La.)

Safety
19 - Thomas Miles (6-1, 192, Jr., Alexandria, La.)
0 - Jamori Evans (5-10, 195, Jr., Pheba, Miss.)

Safety
4 - Boogsie Silvera (5-11, 186, RS-So., Pembroke Pines, La.)
19 - Thomas Miles (6-1, 192, Jr., Alexandria, La.)

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Place Kicker
37 - Garrison Smith (5-10, 189, So., Norwalk, Ohio)
35 - Brandon Hayden (6-0, 193, RJr., Sulphur, La.)

Kicker
37 - Garrison Smith (5-10, 189, So., Norwalk, Ohio)
35 - Brandon Hayden (6-0, 193, RJr., Sulphur, La.)

Punter
38 - Callum Eddings (5-11, 150, Jr., Victoria, Australia)
37 - Garrison Smith (5-10, 189, So., Norwalk, Ohio)

Long Snapper
50 - Trey Vondestein (6-3, 214, RSr., Katy, Texas)
56 - Brayden Adams (6-2, 215, RSr., Lake Charles, La.)

Holder
38 - Callum Eddings (5-11, 150, Jr., Victoria, Australia)
18 - Nate Glantz (6-0, 200, Jr., Elkhorn, Neb.)

Kick Returner
3 - Jonathan Harris (6-0, 170, Jr., Hattiesburg, Miss.)
84 - Cory O’Bryant (5-11, 162, Fr., Houston, Texas)

Punt Returner
3 - Jonathan Harris (6-0, 170, Jr., Hattiesburg, Miss.)
8 - Makhi Paris (6-2, 189, Fr., New Orleans, La.)

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Gameday Notebook:

• McNeese redshirt-sophomore linebacker was named a FCS Midseason All-American by Phil Steele on Thursday.

• Saturday will be the first game against a ranked opponent this season and the first since falling to 11th-ranked UIW, 48-20, last October 1 in San Antonio.

• McNeese is 56-76-1 all-time against ranked opponents.

• Last win over a ranked opponent was against No. 16 UIW, 28-20, Oct. 23, 2021 in Lake Charles.

• 12-21 record against teams ranked in the top 5.

• UIW’s No. 5 ranking is the highest-ranked team to play in Cowboy Stadium since Oct. 19, 2013 when McNeese defeated No. 2 Sam Houston State 31-23.

• 33-22 record at home against ranked opponents.

• Saturday’s game will be the 10th meeting between McNeese and UIW with the Cowboys holding a 5-4 lead.

• UIW won last year 48-20 in San Antonio.

• At least one team has been ranked in eight of the nine outings - UIW No. 11 last season and No. 16 in the second meeting in 2021.

• McNeese won the first four games of the series but UIW has captured four of the last five contests.

• The Cowboys are 3-1 against the Cardinals in Cowboy Stadium with the lone loss coming in February 2021 by way of a 48-20 win.

• Two UIW coaches were on the 2019 McNeese coaching staff - defensive coordinator Jim Gush and defensive line coach Ben Olson.

• Cowboy offensive linemen Cole Leclair and Dylan Dauzart have started 17 consecutive games.

• Leclair has played 350 snaps on the season while Dauzart has played 347.

• Kicker Garrison Smith has connected on 36-straight PATs.

• Davey is ranked 1st in the SLC and 2nd in the FCS in total tackles (82) and tackles per game (13.7) and has 150 in his career (17 games).

• Davey has recorded 10 or more tackles in all 6 games on the season and 9 times in his career.

• 15 of the 22 players listed on the Cowboys’ defensive two-deep are freshmen and sophomores while 10 are on offense for a total of 25 of 44 players on depth chart being freshmen or sophomores.

• A total of 27 players have made their first collegiate start this season with two being true freshmen (WR Makhi Paris, TE Reed Boyd) and 3 others are redshirt freshmen (OL Hayes Creel, DE Masey Lewis, DB Joe Ward).

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