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FCS team McNeese State upsets Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Cody Stroud recorded two touchdowns and McNeese State racked up 298 rushing yards as the Cowboys defeated Middle Tennessee 27-21 on the road Thursday night.

Marcus Wiltz led the ground attack with 105 yards on 20 carries for McNeese State (1-0), which recorded its first win against an FBS school since 2001.

Middle Tennessee (0-1) opened up a 6-0 lead behind field goals from Carlos Lopez.

However, Tyler Bolfing, who entered the game after Stroud was sidelined briefly following a quarterback sneak, connected with Josh Jordan from 2-yards out to tie the game at 6-6.

Stroud returned late in the second quarter to lead McNeese State on an 87-yard scoring drive before halftime and his 1-yard rushing touchdown gave the Cowboys a 23-6 lead late in the third quarter.

Logan Kilgore's two second half touchdown's help cut the deficit to 27-21 but the Blue Raiders could not complete the rally.

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2015 Southland Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
McNeese State9-010-1
Sam Houston State7-211-4
Central Arkansas7-27-4
Incarnate Word5-46-5
Lamar4-55-6
Northwestern State4-54-7
Stephen F Austin4-54-7
Southeastern Louisiana3-5-14-6-1
Abilene Christian3-63-8
Nicholls State2-6-12-8-1
Houston Baptist0-82-9