Eighth-Ranked McNeese Faces Explosive Incarnate Word

A week after escaping Abilene Christian with its fifth win in six games, eighth-ranked McNeese heads to San Antonio to face an explosive Incarnate Word team, led by Jerry Rice Award Watch List quarterback Jon Copeland.


Who: McNeese (5-1) at Incarnate Word (3-3)

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 6 PM CT

Where: Benson Stadium, San Antonio, Texas

Watch: LIVE on FloFootball


Copeland led the Cardinals to 585 yards of total offense—including 515 passing yards—last week, but Incarnate Word would ultimately fall in excruciating fashion.

Tied at 21 with 12 seconds left, UIW kicker Rhett Marshall attempted a 40-yard would-be game-winning field goal, but the kicked was blocked and returned 66 yards for a touchdown as time expired, saddling the Cardinals with their first Southland Conference loss of the season.

Led by James Tabary’s 244 passing yards, McNeese did what it had to do to get by an overmatched Abilene Christian squad on Saturday.

The Cowboys defense held ACU to just one rushing yard and McNeese turned a four-point deficit into a 10-point second half lead that it would not relinquish.

Copeland Continues Rapid Improvement

The Cardinals’ freshman quarterback is looking less and less like a freshman every week.

Since throwing for 152 yards in a loss at North Texas, Copeland has increased his passing yardage total in each of the past four weeks, including 411 yards in a victory over Southeastern Louisiana before totaling 515 yards through the air last week.

He leads the Southland Conference and ranks sixth in the nation with 307.3 passing yards per game. He also leads the league in yards per completion (14.75) and yards per attempt (8.09).

Sutton, Livings Named SLC Players Of The Week

McNeese defensive end Chris Livings and punt returner Cyron Sutton have been named this week's Southland Conference Players of the Week.

It's the fourth time in six weeks that the Cowboys have had a defensive player receive the honor—but this performance was louder than most.

Living recorded five sacks on just 25 snaps after missing the team’s previous two games due to injury. He now has 17.5 sacks in his career, which is good for seventh on the all-time list.

With Parker Orgeron out with an injury, it was Sutton handling the punt return duties, and he made the most of his opportunity.

The sophomore from New Orleans took the final punt he fielded 73 yards to give McNeese a decisive 10-point advantage with less than five minutes to play.

Don’t Sleep On The Ground Game

Ra’Quanne Dickens leads the league and ranks fourth in the nation with 8.04 yards per carry. Go figure, he also leads the league and ranks 13th nationally with 126.33 all-purpose yards per game.

Dickens is the only back in the conference to surpass 200 yards rushing this season—220 yards against Stephen F. Austin—and has already tied the UIW Division I program record for rushing touchdowns in a single season (9).

New Hampshire Special Teams Has Been, Well, Special

There have been many years when New Hampshire would keep its offense on the field if it faced a fourth-down situation anywhere near the opponent’s 25-yard line. It’s probably safe to say those decisions had less to do with the coaching staff’s belief in the offense than it did a lack of confidence in the kicking game.

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Towson Looks To Get Back Into The Win Column In Non-Conference Finale

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Pat Kehoe Will Lead Delaware Into Matchup With Red-Hot New Hampshire

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Delaware was dealt a blow last weekend in more ways than one.

Tackle Machine Tyler Dressler Has Gaze Fixed On A Playoff Berth

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The Richmond Spiders reached a crossroads that intersected at the 20-yard line in the Bronx. 

URI, UAlbany Deploy Big Time Weapons At Wide Receiver

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You won’t find a better collection of receivers in a Colonial Athletic Association game than the ones who will be on the field when Rhode Island plays at UAlbany on Saturday.

No. 2 JMU Looks To Spoil Homecoming At William & Mary

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William & Mary gets a visit from second-ranked James Madison this week, as the Tribe — dangerous on a weekly basis — remains in search of its first CAA victory.

FloSports Announces Partnership With Eastern College Athletic Conference

AUSTIN, Texas — October 15, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced a partnership in collaboration with Collegiate Sports Management Group to provide live and on-demand coverage of 120 ECAC Championship Games across the FloSports network and potentially many more. Fans can watch the games annually through 2022.