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SE Louisiana 49, Texas St. 24

HAMMOND, La. -- Tyler Beatty threw for 368 yards and five touchdowns as Southeastern Louisiana beat Texas State 49-24 in the Southland Conference opener on Saturday.

Beatty threw touchdown passes of 28, 20 and 13 yards in the second quarter as the Lions (2-3, 1-0) took a 28-21 halftime lead over the Bobcats (3-2, 0-1).

On the Lions first possession of the second half, Beatty hooked up with Simmie Yarborough on a 28-yard touchdown pass to increase their lead to 35-21.

Beatty's fifth touchdown pass came with 11:54 left in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard throw to Zeke Jones to give the Lions a 49-24 lead.

Yarborough finished with 114 receiving yards and three TD receptions for the Lions while Jones added a 2-yard rushing touchdown for the first score of the game for Southeastern Louisiana.

Tyler Arndt threw three interceptions for Texas State in the loss.

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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