Scores

Final

McNeese State 24

(7-3, 4-2 Southland)

Northwestern St 17

(6-5, 3-3 Southland)

7:00 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Turpin Stadium, Natchitoches, LA

1 2 3 4 T
MCNS 3 7 0 1424
NWST 7 3 0 717

Top Performers

Passing: J. Hundley (NWST) - 154 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Fourroux (MCNS) - 15 CAR, 69 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Guice Jr. (NWST) - 5 REC, 105 YDS, 1 TD

McNeese St. 24, Northwestern St. 17

Associated Press

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Derrick Fourroux ran for three touchdowns to lead McNeese State to a 24-17 win against Northwestern State on Saturday night.

Fourroux rushed for 69 yards and completed 11 of 22 passes for 138 yards for the Cowboys (7-3, 4-2 Southland Conference), and Todd Pendland added 103 yards on 24 carries.

John Hundley completed 11 of 24 passes for 154 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and added 10 yards and a score on the ground for the Demons (6-5, 3-3).

Hundley's 1-yard rush gave the Demons a 7-3 lead after the first, and Fourroux's 1-yard score midway through the second to tie the game 10 going into halftime. After a scoreless third quarter, Fourroux scored on runs of 4 and 14 yards in the fourth to put the Cowboys ahead for good.

McNeese State outgained Northwestern State 404-227 in the game, and also forced the game's only turnover.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
NWST
1st Downs2513
Total Yards404227
Passing143151
Rushing26176
Penalties10-828-52
3rd Down Conversions9-173-12
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers01
Possession36:1123:49

Passing Leaders

McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fourroux11/221386.300
Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hundley11/241546.411

Rushing Leaders

McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pendland241034.3017
Fourroux15694.6315
Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Endsley33110.3018
Lawrence10262.606

Receiving Leaders

McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Whitehead55711.4019
Pendland23115.5027
Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Guice Jr.510521.0138
Varnado12424.0024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMCNSNWST
FG05:45Blake Bercegeay 32 Yd 30
TD01:59John Hundley 1 Yd Run (Robert Weeks Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERMCNSNWST
FG10:22Robert Weeks 29 Yd 310
TD06:08Derrick Fourroux 1 Yd Run (Blake Bercegeay Kick) 1010
FOURTH QUARTERMCNSNWST
TD09:55Derrick Fourroux 4 Yd Run (Blake Bercegeay Kick) 1710
TD05:39Derrick Fourroux 14 Yd Run (Blake Bercegeay Kick) 2410
TD00:39Dudley Guice Jr. 28 Yd Pass From John Hundley (Robert Weeks Kick) 2417