LAKE CHARLES, La. -- James Tabary threw for 184 yards and two scores as McNeese took control in the final quarter to roll to a 27-12 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.
McNeese (3-1, 1-1 Southland Conference) charged back when Gunnar Raborn kicked his second field goal, a 25-yarder to end the first half trailing 10-6.
Tabary hit Kent Shelby on a 14-yard scoring toss, and threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Darious Crawley early in the fourth quarter. David Hamm added a 1-yard scoring run in the closing seconds to seal the win.
McNeese dominated the Huskies, racking up 306 total yards to HBU's 132, in the first meeting between the schools. The Cowboys held HBU (1-3, 0-2) to just 45 yards passing as Bailey Zappe was 7 of 17 with two interceptions.
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Former Alabama assistant coach Billy Napier will be coming back to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.
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.
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