Scores

Final

McNeese State 44

(3-0, 2-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Cowboy Stadium (LA), Lake Charles, LA

1 2 3 4 T
WES 14 7 14 742
MCNS 14 10 7 1344

Top Performers

Passing: C. Stroud (MCNS) - 366 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Wiltz (MCNS) - 18 CAR, 65 YDS

Receiving: D. Spencer (MCNS) - 6 REC, 122 YDS, 1 TD

McNeese State rallies for 44-42 win over W Alabama

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Cody Stroud completed his fifth touchdown to Diontae Spencer with 46 seconds remaining to give McNeese State a 44-42 come-from-behind win over West Alabama.

Stroud tied a school record with his five touchdowns tosses.

The McNeese State Cowboys (3-0) were trailing 35-31 as the fourth quarter began. Stroud engineered an 82-yard drive, culminating in a 28-yard pass to Jereon McGilvery to put them in front 38-35. The West Alabama Tigers (1-1) marched right back to retake the lead, 42-38, with 3:41 remaining in the game on Gary Johnston's 2-yard run.

Stroud, who totaled 366 yards passing, completed five passes as he led the Cowboys 66 yards for the final score.

West Alabama failed to get past their own 24 yard line as the Cowboys sealed the game.

Kyle Caldwell led the Tigers, throwing for three touchdowns and 300 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WES
MCNS
1st Downs2524
Total Yards565503
Passing300406
Rushing26597
Penalties9-926-58
3rd Down Conversions6-119-18
4th Down Conversions2-33-5
Turnovers31
Possession26:1333:30

Passing Leaders

West AlabamaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Caldwell13/2030015.031
McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stroud30/433668.551

Rushing Leaders

West AlabamaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes9758.3129
Johnston11676.1243
McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wiltz18653.609
Spencer11010.0010

Receiving Leaders

West AlabamaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Toocheck311638.7175
Morgan15757.0157
McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spencer612220.3140
Celestie46516.3044

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWESMCNS
WESTD14:48Chad Toocheck 75 Yd Pass From Kyle Caldwell (Mark Grant Kick) 70
TD10:35Zach Hetrick 3 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick) 77
WESTD07:40Seth Roberts 26 Yd Pass From Kyle Caldwell (Mark Grant Kick) 147
TD01:49Wes Briscoe 16 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERWESMCNS
WESTD13:11Gary Johnston 1 Yd Run (Mark Grant Kick) 2114
FG10:39Ryan Rome 31 Yd 2117
TD04:17Nic Jacobs 4 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick) 2124
THIRD QUARTERWESMCNS
WESTD12:49Ty Morgan 57 Yd Pass From Kyle Caldwell (Mark Grant Kick) 2824
TD06:34Dylan Long 1 Yd Run (Ryan Rome Kick) 2831
WESTD00:22Kedrick Rhodes 29 Yd Run (Mark Grant Kick) 3531
FOURTH QUARTERWESMCNS
TD12:58Jereon McGilvery 28 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick) 3538
WESTD03:41Gary Johnston 2 Yd Run (Mark Grant Kick) 4238
TD00:46Diontae Spencer 20 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Pat Blocked) 4244