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Bower helps McNeese State hold off Lamar 30-27

Sep 5, 2010 - 4:02 AM LAKE CHARLES, La.(AP) -- Jacob Bower threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as McNeese State took a 30-27 win Saturday night over Lamar, which resumed its football program after a 21-year absence.

Bower, a transfer from Tulsa, completed 18 of 31 passes for 288 yards for the Cowboys, who are coming off a Southland Conference championship season. McNeese State freshman tailback Marcus Wiltz rushed for 182 yards.

The Cowboys, who lost three fumbles in the first half, led 16-10 at the break on a 2-yard run by Bower and three field goals from Josh Lewis.

Andre Bevil threw for 426 yard and three touchdowns for the Cardinals, including two scoring passes in the fourth quarter to keep Lamar close.

McNeese State held the Cardinals to only 20 yards on the ground on 16 carries

Lamar's last game before dropping its program was a 22-16 win over McNeese State on Nov. 18, 1989.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    Lamar 7 3 3 14 27
    MCNEESE ST 3 13 7 7 30 FINAL

    Lamar 27, McNeese State 30  FinalSep 4 11:04 PM


  • NCAAF
    Lamar 20
    MCNEESE ST 23 12:39 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lamar 20, McNeese State 23  4th - 12:39Sep 4 10:29 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    Lamar 7 3 3 13
    MCNEESE ST 3 13 7 23 END, 3RD QTR

    Lamar 13, McNeese State 23  End of 3rdSep 4 10:29 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    Lamar 7 3 10
    MCNEESE ST 3 13 16 HALFTIME

    Lamar 10, McNeese State 16  HalfSep 4 9:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    Lamar 10
    MCNEESE ST 3 11:17 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lamar 10, McNeese State 3  2nd - 11:17Sep 4 8:49 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    Lamar 7 7
    MCNEESE ST 3 3 END, 1ST QTR

    Lamar 7, McNeese State 3  End of 1stSep 4 8:49 PM