Scores

Final

Sam Houston 42

(4-5, 2-3 Southland)

McNeese State 63

(7-2, 4-1 Southland)

8:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Cowboy Stadium (LA), Lake Charles, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 14 0 14 1442
MCNS 14 14 14 2163

Top Performers

Passing: B. Joseph (SHSU) - 300 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: T. Pendland (MCNS) - 20 CAR, 171 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: J. Madkins (SHSU) - 6 REC, 142 YDS, 2 TD

McNeese St. 63, Sam Houston St. 42

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Toddrick Pendland rushed for 171 yards and four touchdowns and McNeese State rolled up 608 yards of offense in a 63-42 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday night.

It was the highest scoring game in McNeese State history, surpassing Sam Houston State's 52-47 victory over the Cowboys in 2004.

Pendland averaged 8.6 yards a carry and McNeese State averaged 10 yards a carry as a team as the Cowboys (7-2, 4-1 Southland Conference) rushed for 418 yards.

Derrick Fourroux added 118 yards rushing and tied the school record for combined touchdowns with 90, rushing for one and throwing for another. He was 8-for-16 for 190 yards.

McNeese State led 28-14 at halftime and the teams exchanged touchdowns in the third quarter before the Cowboys took command with 21 fourth-quarter points.

Blake Joseph led the Bearkats (4-5, 2-3) with 300 yards passing and four touchdowns.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
MCNS
1st Downs1721
Total Yards388608
Passing300190
Rushing88418
Penalties5-345-49
3rd Down Conversions6-166-8
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers13
Possession33:4126:19

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph20/2830010.740
McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fourroux8/1619011.911

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Poullard20733.7111
Wilkins5173.4110
McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pendland201718.6431
Fourroux1011811.8147

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Madkins614223.7266
Lucas711216.0134
McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leday37324.3051
Clark14848.0048

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUMCNS
TD11:29Todd Pendland 31 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 07
TD06:30Chris Poullard 1 Yd Run (Miquel Antonio Kick) 77
TD06:16Chris Lucas 23 Yd Pass From Blake Joseph (Miquel Antonio Kick) 147
TD01:25Todd Pendland 14 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERSHSUMCNS
TD08:03Todd Pendland 8 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 1421
TD03:44Chad Davis 9 Yd Pass From Derrick Fourroux (Josh Lewis Kick) 1428
THIRD QUARTERSHSUMCNS
TD13:17Richard Conner 43 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 1435
TD08:28Jason Madkins 30 Yd Pass From Blake Joseph (Miquel Antonio Kick) 2135
TD05:06Todd Pendland 23 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 2142
TD00:28Chris Poullard 8 Yd Pass From Blake Joseph (Miquel Antonio Kick) 2842
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUMCNS
TD13:38Derrick Fourroux 8 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 2849
TD13:18Jason Madkins 66 Yd Pass From Blake Joseph (Miquel Antonio Kick) 3549
TD08:45Richard Conner 9 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 3556
TD06:13Champlain Babin 76 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 3563
TD01:58Torian Wilkins 10 Yd Run (Miquel Antonio Kick) 4263