Copeland was 24-of-41 passing for 236 yards with an interception and his 4-yard touchdown run gave UIW (4-3, 4-1 Southland Conference) a 28-3 lead with two minutes left in the first half.
Malick Phillips picked off a pass from James Tabary on the game's third play from scrimmage and six plays later Copeland hit Baptiste for a 20-yard touchdown. After a 14-play drive by McNeese State ended with Gunnar Raborn's 37-yard field goal, the Cardinals went 89 yards in 10 plays to make it 14-3 late in the first quarter. Coming in, the Cowboys had allowed just 14 first-quarter points this season.
Louis Otis intercepted a pass and returned it 37 yards for a score to cap the scoring with 6:31 left.
McNeese (5-2, 4-1), which came in ranked No. 6 in both FCS polls, finished with just 222 total yards and committed four turnovers.
Incarnate Word is 1-4 all-time against the Cowboys.
Nick Rolovich will follow all rules for the unvaccinated
Allison Williams says Nick Rolovich plans on following all protocols after revealing he will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine
Florida Gators, UCF Knights agree to 3-game football series beginning in 2024
The Gators have agreed to host the Knights in Gainesville on Oct. 5, 2024, travel to Orlando on Sept. 14, 2030, and then host UCF again on Sept. 3, 2033.
Stanford coach David Shaw calls Alabama QB Bryce Young's seven-figure NIL deals a 'great way to recruit'
Stanford football coach David Shaw says Alabama QB Bryce Young's seven-figure NIL deals could be a great recruiting tool for Alabama.
Source: Former Ohio State Buckeyes, Miami Hurricanes QB Tate Martell to join UNLV Rebels as athlete
UNLV is set to add former Ohio State and Miami quarterback Tate Martell as an athlete, a school source confirmed to ESPN.
Big Ten East college football offseason preview - Can anyone close the gap on Ohio State?
After last year's loss in the national title game, Ohio State returns as the clear favorite. But is Penn State ready to bounce back? And what about Michigan or Indiana?
College football conference realignment tracker -- Biggest questions, next steps for each league
Texas and Oklahoma have officially notified the SEC they're seeking an invitation for membership beginning July 1, 2025. So what does this mean for conference realignment as a whole? Our reporters break it down.