HAMMOND, La. -- Justin Alo completed an 82-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Acker, who caught it off a tip by McNeese State's Jermaine Antoine, with 8 seconds left and Southeastern Louisiana stunned the Cowboys 31-24 on Saturday night.
The Lions (2-3, 2-1 Southland Conference) took over from their own 15 with 56 second to go after forcing a Cowboys punt. After a Kaelyn Henderson 3-yard run on 1st down, Alo uncorked a deep ball which tipped directly off Antoine's hands to Acker who took it the distance for the game winner.
Alo finished with 339 yards passing and three touchdowns. Acker caught five for 168 yards.
Southeastern Louisiana led 24-17 midway through the fourth, but McNeese State (3-3, 2-2) tied it up on a 19-yard TD run by Lawayne Ross with 7:42 left.
James Tabary led the Cowboys with 196 yards passing and two 2nd quarter touchdown throws.
Duke dodged trouble in the short term when its starting quarterback went down.
The No. 18 Texas Longhorns travel to Kansas State Saturday with one thing on their minds: change. That idea sounds pretty good to Kansas State right now as well.
The schedule forces Michigan State to take a step back this week. If the Spartans want to remain in the rankings, they can't afford to take an even bigger step back.
South Carolina will be the next team to see if it can stop or at least slow Kentucky running back Benny Snell when the Gamecocks and Wildcats clash Saturday in Lexington, Ky.
Florida coach Dan Mullen understands he may get less than a welcoming reception when the Gators visit No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday.
Two top-10 teams have not squared off at Notre Dame Stadium since 2005.
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