The McNeese Cowboys evened there record to 1-1 on the season after beating the University of Sioux Falls 31-17.

Now McNeese will start Southland Conference play this Saturday at home against South Eastern Louisiana at Cowboys stadium at 7pm.


Cody Stroud

McNeese State will open its Southland Conference football season on Saturday as Southeastern Louisiana will come into Cowboy Stadium.

The Cowboys are now 1-1 on the year after dropping Sioux Falls 31-17 last Saturday. McNeese had opened its season two weeks ago on the road against Kansas, bowing by a 42-24 score.

The Lions are 1-2 with losses to Tulane (47-33) and Southern Miss (52-6) and a victory over Savannah State (63-6).

The game, which will have a 7 p.m. start, is one of two league encounters that will go on that day. Northwestern State will be at Nicholls State in a SLC TV afternoon contest.

Last week Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas played the first league game, the Bearkats claiming a 31-10 victory. The Bearkats are the only undefeated team in the conference.

McNeese has won the last five meetings with the Lions and holds a 21-15 edge in the series that includes a 15-5 mark at home. A year ago the Cowboys posted a 13-10 victory in Hammond with Josh Lewis booting a game winning 52 yard field goal as time ran out.

Non-conference games for the league this week will have Sam Houston playing at New Mexico, Texas State at SFA and Central Arkansas at Arkansas State.


So get ready for conference actions this Saturday night in Lake Charles.  To get your tickets by calling the MSU ticket office at 337-562-4MSU or


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