NCAAF Game Recap - Northwestern State at McNeese State
Sat Nov 2, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

Wof
14
Clem
59
F
UGA
24
Fla
17
F
Oreg
56
USC
24
F
Utah
33
Wash
28
F
Miss
14
Aub
20
F
WVU
14
Bayl
17
F
Mich
38
MD
7
F
SMU
48
Mem
54
F
VaTec
20
ND
21
F
Cin
46
ECU
43
F
GaSo
24
App
21
F
Boise
52
SJSU
42
F
K St
38
Kans
10
F
NCSt
10
Wake
44
F
Navy
56
UConn
10
F
Buff
43
E Mi
14
F
NIU
10
C Mi
48
F
Hou
29
UCF
44
F
UTSA
14
TxAM
45
F
BC
58
Syr
27
F
Neb
27
Purd
31
F
Lib
63
UMass
21
F
OD
17
FLInt
24
F
Akr
6
BGSU
35
F
Troy
35
CoCar
36
F
ArkSt
48
ULMon
41
F
UNLV
17
ColSt
37
F
Army
13
AF
17
F
Marsh
20
Rice
7
F
TCU
27
OkSt
34
F
UTEP
26
NorTx
52
F
Rut
10
Ill
38
F
MiaFL
27
FlaSt
10
F
MidTN
20
Char
34
F
Tuls
26
Tul
38
F
FlAtl
35
W Ky
24
F
MisSt
54
Ark
24
F
Pitt
20
GATec
10
F
OreSt
56
Ariz
38
F
TxSt
3
ULLaf
31
F
UAB
7
Tenn
30
F
NW
3
Ind
34
F
Vand
7
SCar
24
F
UVA
38
UNC
31
F
Colo
14
UCLA
31
F
BYU
42
UtSt
14
F
NM
10
Nev
21
F
Fres
41
Hawaii
38
F

McNeese State 30, Northwestern State 20

Nov 2, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Northwestern State (1-8)

10

7

3

0

20

McNeese State (6-4)

6

3

8

13

30

McNeese State rallies for 30-20 win over Northwestern State
Sat Nov 2, 2019 8:33 PM

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) Cody Orgeron threw two touchdown passes to Trevor Begue and D'Andre Hicks returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to propel McNeese State to a 30-20 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday night.

Northwestern State jumped out to a 7-0 lead on its first possession when Jared West scored on a 9-yard run to cap an eight-play, 53-yard drive. Hicks took the ensuing kickoff all the way to the end zone, but Bailey Raborn's point-after kick was blocked and left the Cowboys (6-4, 4-3 Southland Conference) trailing 7-6. Daniel Justino's 37-yard field goal gave the Demons (1-8, 1-5) a 10-6 lead after one quarter.

Raborn booted a 23-yard field goal 46 seconds into the second quarter to pull McNeese within 10-9, but Shelton Eppler hooked up with Quan Shorts for a 22-yard scoring strike with 11:09 left and Northwestern State took a 17-9 lead into halftime.

Orgeron and Begue connected for their first TD from 27 yards out and Orgeron hit J'uan Gross for the 2-point conversion to knot the score at 17. Justino's 21-yard field goal put the Demons up 20-17 after three quarters.

McNeese took the lead for good on Orgeron's 3-yard TD toss to Begue with 11:09 remaining in the game and Raborn kicked two more field goals in the final 8:14 to complete the scoring and wrap up the Cowboys' fourth straight victory.

Orgeron finished 16-of-18 passing for 191 yards. Justin Pratt was the game's top rusher with 87 yards on 29 carries. McNeese had a 117-20 advantage in yards rushing.

Eppler completed 28 of 53 passes for 294 yards and a score, but he also threw two interceptions.

Passing

NWSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Eppler 53 28 52.8 1 294 46 2 59.8
McNee Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Orgeron 18 16 88.9 2 191 39 0 147.9

Rushing

NWSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. West 8 31 3.9 9 1
S. Anderson 7 13 1.9 12 0
McNee Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Hicks 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Pratt 29 87 3.0 17 0

Receiving

NWSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Davis 4 73 18.3 46 0
K. Price Jr. 5 66 13.2 23 0
McNee Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Sutton 7 71 10.1 35 0
T. Begue 3 48 16.0 27 2

Fumbles

NWSt F FL
S. Eppler 1 0
McNee F FL
C. Orgeron 1 0

Returning

NWSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Ward 2 18.0 0 22 0 - 0 0
D. Littleton 0 - 0 0 1 6.0 0 6
McNee KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Hicks 2 61.0 1 96 0 - 0 0
C. Sutton 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0

Punting

NWSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
P. Pastorello 6 246 41.0 54
McNee Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Raborn 6 221 36.8 52

Takeaways

McNee Int Yds InTD
C. Sutton 1 0 0
D. Dunn 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

NWSt McNee
Points For 20 30
Total Yards 314 308
Rushing Yards 20 117
Passing Yards 294 191
Passing Completions / Attempts 28/53 16/18
Turnovers 3 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 3/2
First Downs 18 14
Penalties - Yards 3/28 4/40
Time Of Possession 19:19 41:41
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/19 5/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/3 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 6/41 7/35

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter NWSt McNee
NWSt 3:38 TD Jared West 9 yd run (Daniel Justino kick) 7 0
McNee 3:51 TD D'Andre Hicks 96 yd kick return (blocked XP) 7 6
NWSt 8:01 FG Daniel Justino 37 yd FG 10 6
2nd Quarter NWSt McNee
McNee 0:46 FG Bailey Raborn 23 yd FG 10 9
NWSt 4:33 TD Quan Shorts 22 yd pass from Shelton Eppler (Daniel Justino kick) 17 9
3rd Quarter NWSt McNee
NWSt 4:26 FG Daniel Justino 21 yd FG 20 9
McNee 12:15 TD Trevor Begue 27 yd pass from Cody Orgeron (J'uan Gross 2pt pass from Cody Orgeron) 20 17
4th Quarter NWSt McNee
McNee 0:03 TD Trevor Begue 3 yd pass from Cody Orgeron (Bailey Raborn kick) 20 24
McNee 6:46 FG Bailey Raborn 20 yd FG 20 27
McNee 13:54 FG Bailey Raborn 29 yd FG 20 30

Game Information

Stadium: Cowboy Stadium, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Attendance: 9,295
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