Scores

Final

McNeese State 42

(6-3, 3-3 Southland)

Nicholls State 10

(1-7, 0-5 Southland)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:00 PM ET, November 3, 2012

John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

1 2 3 4 T
MCNS 7 14 7 1442
NICH 0 3 0 710

Top Performers

Passing: C. Stroud (MCNS) - 274 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Bennett (MCNS) - 8 CAR, 94 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Carey (MCNS) - 6 REC, 125 YDS, 1 TD

McNeese St. 42, Nicholls 10

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Cody Stroud threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns, and McNeese State's balanced attack overwhelmed Nicholls State 42-10 in a Southland Conference game on Saturday.

The Cowboys (6-3, 3-3), who led 21-3 at the half and built a 35-3 advantage in the fourth quarter, also rang up 276 yards rushing for an offensive output of 550 yards.

Darius Carey led the Cowboys' receiver corps -- eight players caught at least one pass -- with six catches for 125 yards and a touchdown.

McNeese State limited the Colonels (1-7, 0-5) to 375 total yards. Landry Klann passed for 177 yards for Nicholls State, but he threw two interceptions. Backup Beaux Hebert also threw two picks.

Dalton Hilliard Jr. scored Nicholls State's touchdown on a 10-yard run, his only carry of the game.

The Colonels have lost 12 consecutive conference games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
NICH
1st Downs2421
Total Yards550375
Passing274265
Rushing276110
Penalties7-907-52
3rd Down Conversions7-123-11
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers14
Possession31:2928:31

Passing Leaders

McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stroud17/282749.831
Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Klann18/251777.102

Rushing Leaders

McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett89411.8176
Murray10828.2028
Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Washington10575.7030
Hebert44511.3019

Receiving Leaders

McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carey612520.8150
Spencer45413.5021
Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scelfo36321.0029
Bolt25226.0049

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMCNSNICH
TD12:34Wes Briscoe 24 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Josh Lewis Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERMCNSNICH
TD10:09Marcus Wiltz 1 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 140
FG06:03Andrew Dolan 27 Yd 143
TD00:19Ernest Celestie 8 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Josh Lewis Kick) 213
THIRD QUARTERMCNSNICH
TD01:31Darius Carey 32 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Josh Lewis Kick) 283
FOURTH QUARTERMCNSNICH
TD10:29Kenny Brown 7 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 353
TD02:53Dalton Hilliard Jr. 10 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 3510
TD01:50Kelvin Bennett 76 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 4210