Scores

Final

McNeese State 7

(4-3, 1-3 away)

Texas State 49

(7-2, 6-0 home)

4:00 PM ET, November 5, 2005

Bobcat Stadium (MT), Bozeman, MT

1 2 3 4 T
MCNS 0 0 0 77
TXST 14 21 7 749

Top Performers

Passing: B. Nealy (TXST) - 128 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Nealy (TXST) - 12 CAR, 69 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Scott (TXST) - 1 REC, 22 YDS, 1 TD

Texas State 49, McNeese State 7

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- Barrick Nealy and Morris Brothers each ran for a pair of first-half touchdowns as Texas State beat McNeese State 49-7 Saturday.

Nealy's scores were from 1 and 5 yards, and Brothers found the end zone from 26 and 5 yards as Texas State (7-2, 3-1 Southland) built a 35-0 halftime lead.

Jolly Daniel, who led Texas State with 85 rushing yards, and Nick Session also had a touchdown apiece. Texas State rushed for 296 yards and held McNeese State (4-3, 2-2) to 129 total yards and eight first downs.

Nealy had 69 yards, and Brothers added 48. Nealy also completed 15 of 22 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.

McNeese averted the shutout when Kyle Link caught a 7-yard pass from Beau Lasseigne with 5:21 remaining in the game.

Four McNeese State quarterbacks combined to complete just five of 23 passes for 54 yards with two interceptions.

Texas State's first four scoring drives started in McNeese State territory, and two of those were set up by turnovers.

The margin was Texas State's biggest against McNeese State.

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