BEAUMONT, Texas -- James Tabary found Tavarious Battiste for a 46-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter and Gunnar Raborn kicked a pair of field goals and McNeese knocked off Lamar, 13-3 on Saturday night.
The victory gives the Cowboys nine wins, with hopes of earning an at-large berth in the FCS playoffs for a Southland Conference record 17th time. McNeese ends the regular season on a three-game win streak with wins in nine of their last 10 games. The tournament field will be announced Sunday morning.
Tabary completed 16 of 37 passes for 206 yards, with two interceptions.
Cowboys' tight end Lawayne Ross caught five passes to give him 42 through 11 games and is just two shy of the school record 44 by a tight end set by Chris Fontenot in a 15-game season, including playoffs.
Blake McKenzie completed 23 of 44 passes for 195 yards for Lamar (2-9, 1-8).
Taylor runs Memphis past SMU in 28-18 win
Patrick Taylor Jr., ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns and Memphis beat SMU 28-18 on Friday night.
Modster has 3 TD catches, No. 23 Broncos top N. Mexico 45-14
Sean Modster caught a career-best three touchdowns passes to lead No. 23 Boise State to a 45-14 victory over New Mexico on Friday night.
Taylor's 34-yard run set up his 2-yard TD
Patrick Taylor Jr. bursts for a 34-yard gain to set up a 1st-and-goal and later scores a 2-yard touchdown.
White rips 9-yard TD to Magnifico
Memphis Brady White finds and zips a 9-yard touchdown to Joey Magnifico for his second of the night and a 21-12 Memphis lead.
Hayes returns punt 86 yards for Lobos TD
Marcus Hayes returns a punt 86 yards for a New Mexico touchdown, the first punt return for a touchdown for the Lobos in 16 years.
Proche grabs and controls 31-yard TD
SMU QB Ben Hicks connects with James Proche who catches and holds on to a 31-yard touchdown to cut the Memphis lead to 14-12.