Scores

Final

Northwestern St 23

(0-6, 0-2 Southland)

McNeese State 51

(4-2, 1-1 Southland)

8:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Cowboy Stadium (LA), Lake Charles, LA

1 2 3 4 T
NWST 3 0 13 723
MCNS 16 14 14 751

Top Performers

Passing: D. Fourroux (MCNS) - 220 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Babin (MCNS) - 15 CAR, 99 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Davis (MCNS) - 1 REC, 45 YDS, 1 TD

McNeese St. 51, Northwestern St. 23

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Derrick Fourroux threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns to lead McNeese State to a 51-23 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday night.

Fourroux was 15 of 23 and threw scoring passes of 19, 45 and 5 yards as the Cowboys (4-2, 1-1 Southland Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Champlain Babin scored on runs of 30 and 10 yards, and caught a 19-yard scoring pass from Fourroux. Babin finished with 99 yards rushing on 15 carries.

John Hundley threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Brown and ran for an 11-yard score for Northwestern State (0-6, 0-2), which is off to its worst start since the 1974 team lost 10 consecutive games and finished 1-10.

McNeese State's Javaris Murray scored on a 19-yard run and defensive tackle Desmund Lighten scored on a 71-yard fumble return, his second of the season.

The Cowboys finished with 465 yards of offense.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
MCNS
1st Downs1925
Total Yards338465
Passing175239
Rushing163226
Penalties13-1176-69
3rd Down Conversions6-155-11
4th Down Conversions2-41-2
Turnovers20
Possession31:0128:59

Passing Leaders

Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hundley15/301133.810
McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fourroux15/232209.630

Rushing Leaders

Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris37826.0146
Hundley9374.1126
McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Babin15996.6230
Murray14604.3119

Receiving Leaders

Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson Jr.24723.5043
Aldredge23919.5024
McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Friddle25226.0030
Davis14545.0145

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWSTMCNS
TD13:48Champlain Babin 30 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
TD09:17Champlain Babin 10 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 013
FG04:01John Shaughnessy 30 Yd 313
FG00:36Josh Lewis 32 Yd 316
SECOND QUARTERNWSTMCNS
TD04:50Javaris Murray 19 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 323
TD00:58Chad Davis 45 Yd Pass From Derrick Fourroux (Josh Lewis Kick) 330
THIRD QUARTERNWSTMCNS
TD09:54John Hundley 11 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 1030
TD06:11Wes Mangan 5 Yd Pass From Derrick Fourroux (Josh Lewis Kick) 1037
TD01:57Bradley Brown 14 Yd Pass From John Hundley (Pat Failed) 1637
TD00:36Champlain Babin 19 Yd Pass From Derrick Fourroux (Josh Lewis Kick) 1644
FOURTH QUARTERNWSTMCNS
TD14:11Desmund Lighten 29 Yd Fumble Return (Josh Lewis Kick) 1651
TD03:57Paul Harris 21 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 2351