LAKE CHARLES, La. -- James Tabary threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns to lead McNeese to a 44-24 win over Northwestern State in Southland Conference action on Saturday night.
Tabary completed five straight passes in the opening drive of the second half, hitting Lawayne Ross from the 14 for the score and a 30-3 lead. Tabary threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
With this victory the Cowboys (8-2, 6-2) moved one step closer to an at-large berth in the FCS playoffs. McNeese is in the third place in the conference standings. They complete the regular season at Lamar (2-8, 1-7) next Saturday.
Clay Holgorsen led Northwestern State (3-7, 3-5), throwing for three touchdowns.
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Baker Mayfield pulls off a trick play, where he catches a 2-point conversion, similar to a play he executed for a touchdown in the 2018 Rose Bowl.
Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped from behind by Temple's Sam Franklin and teammate Chapelle Russell recovers it to seal the win.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a five-yard touchdown to shrink Tulsa's deficit to 28-17.
Down 28-10 early in the fourth, Cooper Edmiston intercepts Temple QB Anthony Russo to begin a Tulsa scoring drive.
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