Scores

Final

McNeese State 27

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 5, 2009

Cowboy Stadium (LA), Lake Charles, LA

1 2 3 4 T
HEN 10 7 7 024
MCNS 6 0 6 1527

Top Performers

Passing: D. Fourroux (MCNS) - 184 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Pendland (MCNS) - 19 CAR, 152 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Davis (MCNS) - 5 REC, 100 YDS

McNeese St. 27, Henderson St. 24

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Derrick Fourroux scored on a 4-yard run with 1:24 left in the game to lift McNeese State to a 27-24 victory over Henderson State on Saturday night.

Fourroux's score capped a 10-play, 52-yard drive and the Cowboys scored the final 21 points of the game to win their opener.

Henderson State (0-2) led 24-6 before the rally.

Todd Pendland had 19 carries for 152 yards and touchdown runs of 70 and 2 yards for McNeese State.

Fourroux was 15 of 24 for 184 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown pass to Wes Mangan.

Henderson State's Kenard Springer rushed for 99 yards, scoring on a 6-yard run and an 11-yard pass from Nathan Hall. Stefon Ceaser added 90 yards on 16 carries for Henderson State.

The Reddies took a 24-6 lead on Springer's 6-yard run with 6:19 remaining in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HEN
MCNS
1st Downs2019
Total Yards391390
Passing123184
Rushing268206
Penalties7-5514-117
3rd Down Conversions7-174-10
4th Down Conversions2-32-2
Turnovers11
Possession34:5725:03

Passing Leaders

Henderson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nall12/261234.710
McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fourroux15/241847.711

Rushing Leaders

Henderson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Springer16996.2128
Ceaser16905.6020
McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pendland191528.0270
Fourroux9394.3123

Receiving Leaders

Henderson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Evering14444.0044
Buse22110.5018
McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis510020.0027
Pendland4348.5016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHENMCNS
TD07:42Kenard Springer 11 Yd Pass From Nathan Nall (Blake Allen Kick) 70
TD07:29Todd Pendland 70 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 76
FG03:52Blake Allen 38 Yd 106
SECOND QUARTERHENMCNS
TD10:18Marcus Jamison 1 Yd Run (Blake Allen Kick) 176
THIRD QUARTERHENMCNS
TD06:19Kenard Springer 6 Yd Run (Blake Allen Kick) 246
TD01:01Wes Mangan 2 Yd Pass From Derrick Fourroux (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2412
FOURTH QUARTERHENMCNS
TD10:44Todd Pendland 2 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 2419
TD01:24Derrick Fourroux 4 Yd Run (Todd Pendland Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2427