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.
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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
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Air Force extends lead with 75-yard TD pass
Mike Schmidt connects with Geraud Sanders for a 75-yard touchdown.