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).
Rawlings throws for 4 TDs; Yale rallies, beat Richmond 28-27
Kurt Rawlings threw four touchdown passes and Yale scored 14 points in the final 83 seconds to beat Richmond 28-27 on Saturday night.
Schmidt accounts for 4 TDs, Air Force beats Hawaii 56-21
Mike Schmidt came off the bench to account for four touchdowns and Air Force beat Hawaii 56-21 on Saturday night.
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Bright runs for 2 TDs as Utah State beats Nevada 36-10
Gerold Bright had 126 yards rushing and two scores on 15 carries, Savon Scarver had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and Utah State beat Nevada 36-10 in the snow on Saturday night.
LSU, Clemson atop CFP rankings
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Air Force extends lead with 75-yard TD pass
Mike Schmidt connects with Geraud Sanders for a 75-yard touchdown.