Scores

Final

Texas State 6

(4-6, 1-3 away)

McNeese State 36

(6-4, 3-2 home)

8:00 PM ET, November 13, 2010

Cowboy Stadium (LA), Lake Charles, LA

1 2 3 4 T
TXST 0 6 0 06
MCNS 2 20 14 036

Top Performers

Passing: T. Hawkins (TXST) - 161 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: A. Anderson (MCNS) - 18 CAR, 170 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Griggs (TXST) - 9 REC, 124 YDS

McNeese St. 36, Texas St. 6

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Bernardo Henry and Malcolm Bronson had long returns that helped McNeese State to a 36-6 win over Texas State on Saturday night.

The win kept the Cowboys (6-4, 5-1 Southland Conference) tied with Stephen F. Austin for the conference lead. McNeese plays Central Arkansas next Saturday, while Stephen F. Austin plays Northwestern State, which had been tied for first before losing 37-7 to Nicholls State.

Henry returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown after Texas State (4-6, 1-5) pulled within three, 9-6. Four minutes later, Bronson returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown and a 22-6 lead.

Jacob Bower had a hand in McNeese's two third-quarter touchdowns, scoring on a 1-yard run and throwing a 6-yard pass to DeVio Edmondson.

Andre Anderson had 170 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries for McNeese. DaMarcus Griggs had nine receptions for 124 yards for Texas State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXST
MCNS
1st Downs1218
Total Yards235372
Passing17077
Rushing65295
Penalties6-484-30
3rd Down Conversions10-203-9
4th Down Conversions0-40-1
Turnovers21
Possession31:5728:03

Passing Leaders

Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hawkins13/251616.412
McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bower6/11686.210

Rushing Leaders

Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reddic10303.006
Bush11201.805
McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson181709.4136
Babin7466.6018

Receiving Leaders

Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Griggs912413.8034
Dillard34314.3127
McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turnage24020.0024
Babin11212.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSTMCNS
SF12:27Tim Hawkins Tackled By Brandon Robinson In End Zone 02
SECOND QUARTERTXSTMCNS
TD11:32Andre Anderson 6 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 09
TD07:15Daren Dillard 6 Yd Pass From Tim Hawkins (Pat Failed) 69
TD07:04Bernardo Henry 87 Yd Kickoff Return (Josh Lewis Kick) 616
TD03:04Malcolm Bronson 74 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 622
THIRD QUARTERTXSTMCNS
TD12:07Jacob Bower 1 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 629
TD01:02DeVionte Edmonson 6 Yd Pass From Jacob Bower (Josh Lewis Kick) 636