North Dakota State looks to bounce back after a baffling blowout loss, Deion Sanders and Jackson State face the first test of the season, and newly anointed No. 1 James Madison has a chance to prove its ranking.
— Cody Orgeron threw a pair of late fourth-quarter touchdown passes and broke loose for a 19-yard touchdown run in the second overtime, leading McNeese to a 40-37 victory over Tarleton State on Saturday night to kick off the Football Championship...
The Southland Conference has opted to play college football in the spring, but it did allow wiggle room for its members to play nonconference games this fall.
Justin Pratt carried 27 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns to help McNeese State beat Lamar 27-3 on Saturday.
Chase Fourcade threw for 374 yards and three touchdown passes to lead Nicholls to a 34-20 victory over McNeese on Saturday.
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.
Cody Orgeron accounted for three touchdowns and McNeese pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 33-10 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night.
Cody Orgeron passed for 303 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and ran for 80 yards and a score to help McNeese beat Houston Baptist 42-27 on Saturday.
Breylin Smith threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns and Central Arkansas beat McNeese 40-31 on Saturday.
Cody Orgeron threw three touchdowns and his 33-yard score to Trevor Begue with 2:21 left gave McNeese a 38-34 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.
Ty Brock overcame two interceptions with three touchdown passes and helped rally Sam Houston to a 28-17 win over McNeese on Saturday night.
Tracy James crashed in to score in the waning seconds after Abilene Christian recovered a fumbled punt to grab a 17-10 win over McNeese on Saturday night.
Cody Orgeron had two touchdown tosses in the first half and McNeese held off a fourth-quarter Alcorn State rally to hold on for a 17-14 victory on Saturday night.
Oklahoma State utilized a dominant passing game that piled up 413 yards and scored five touchdowns, to roll past McNeese 56-14 Saturday.
Cody Orgeron threw two scores and McNeese held off a late Southern comeback to beat the Jaguars 34-28 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.
Matt Viator has been one of the most successful coaches at the FCS level, posting a winning season every year at McNeese State.
LSU's game against McNeese State was canceled after a four-hour weather delay on a stormy Saturday night in South Louisiana, making LSU's path to a potential CFP berth rockier.
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Former Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams told ESPN.com on Wednesday that he will be transferring to Football Championship Subdivision school McNeese State.