— Lamar raced out to an early lead and held on, defeating Northwestern State 31-23 on Saturday.
The Western Athletic Conference has announced that it will add four schools from the Southland Conference and one from the Big Sky to bring its membership to 13.
The Southland Conference has opted to play college football in the spring, but it did allow wiggle room for its members to play nonconference games this fall.
Justin Pratt carried 27 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns to help McNeese State beat Lamar 27-3 on Saturday.
Bailey Zappe threw three touchdown passes and Houston Baptist held off Lamar for a 31-26 victory on Saturday.
Shelton Eppler threw four touchdown passes to lead Northwestern State to a 34-13 victory over Lamar on Saturday night.
Breylin Smith threw for a career-best 434 yards and four touchdowns as Central Arkansas walked over Lamar 45-17 in Southland Conference action on Saturday.
Jon Copeland passed for a season-best 376 yards with four touchdown passes as Incarnate Word pushed its win streak to four games with a 35-17 defeat of Lamar on Saturday.
Bailey Giffen kicked a 27-yard field goal and Michael Lawson had an interception in the third overtime to give Lamar a 20-17 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday.
Jordan Hoy threw two touchdown passes and ran for the winning score as he rallied Lamar late to beat Abilene Christian 27-24 on Saturday night, snapping a three-game skid.
Quarterback Trae Self passed for 291 yards but it was running back Da'Leon Ward who threw the winning touchdown as Stephen F. Austin defeated Lamar 24-17 on Saturday night.
Chason Virgil had four touchdown passes and threw for 307 yards to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a 45-34 victory over Lamar on Saturday night in a Southland Conference opener.
Freshman Isaiah Spiller ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns and Kellen Mond threw for 317 yards with a touchdown pass and a run in three quarters to lead No. 16 Texas A&M to a 62-3 rout of Lamar on Saturday night.
Bailey Giffen booted a 44-yard field goal in overtime to give Lamar a 23-20 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday night.
Jordan Hoy threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns and ran for three scores as Lamar scored on its first two possessions to open the season on Thursday night with a 65-16 thrashing of Bethel (Tenn.), an NAIA school.
Marcus Weymiller rushed for 128 yards, Trevor Allen ran for 112 and Austin Errthum kicked three field goals as Northern Iowa edged mistake-prone Lamar 16-13 in a first-round FCS playoff game on Saturday.
Darrel Colbert accounted for two scores, including a 1-yard touchdown run with two minutes left in the game, and Lamar beat McNeese 21-17 on Saturday.
Jordan Hoy threw a pair of touchdown passes to Case Robinson and Lamar rolled to a 38-9 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday.
Jordan Hoy threw for four touchdowns and ran for another -- all in the first half -- and Lamar held on to upset Central Arkansas 38-24 on Saturday.
Jordan Hoy ran for 225 yards and two touchdowns as Lamar won its third straight game, beating Stephen F. Austin 24-17 in Southland Conference action on Saturday.
Lane Taylor blocked a 40-yard field goal attempt and Caleb Abrom scooped up the loose ball and returned it 66 yards for the game-winning score as time expired, giving Lamar a 27-21 Southland Conference victory over Incarnate Word on Saturday afternoon.
Chase Fourcade threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two more scores to help lead Nicholls to a 50-27 thumping of Lamar in Southland Conference play on Saturday.