LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Cody Stroud passed for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score, and McNeese State defeated Stephen F. Austin 35-24 Saturday night to snap a two-game losing streak.
The Cowboys (5-3, 2/3 Southland Conference) trailed 24-21 when Stroud threw his third scoring pass, a 15-yarder to Kenny Brown with 3:05 left in the third quarter.
Seth Thomas set up the final score by intercepting a Brady Attaway pass at the Lumberjacks' 35. Marcus Wiltz, who rushed for 111 yards on 19 carries, promptly scored on a 35-yard burst with 3 minutes remaining.
Attaway was 42-of-68 passing for 378 yards and two touchdowns for the Stephen F. Austin (3-5, 2-2), but also had two interceptions.
The Lumberjacks amassed 529 yards total offense compared to 368 for the Cowboys. McNeese State finished with 180 yards on the ground, an improvement on the 79 yards the Cowboys had the previous week against Sam Houston State.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.