LAKE CHARLES, La. -- James Tabary threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns as McNeese jumped out to an early lead and then held on to beat Division II Florida Tech on Saturday night.
The Cowboys (1-1) went into the break leading 21-7. Florida Tech closed to within a touchdown when Mark Cato, who threw for 333 yards, hit Romell Guerrier on a 20-yard scoring strike.
McNeese's Justin Pratt, who finished with 85 yards, answered with a touchdown run from the four. The Panthers responded quickly with Antwuan Haynes scoring from 19 yards out to trail 28-21 with 2:09 left in the third.
Main concern for the Florida Tech team is whether they'll be able to return home as Hurricane Irma approaches the Florida coast.
More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25
Brohm or bust? Louisville's post-Petrino coaching plans
It seems clear the Purdue coach and Louisville grad is the Cardinals' top choice. Can they land him? And if not, where do they turn?
Duke safety Dylan Singleton out indefinitely with broken ankle
Dylan Singleton of Duke had surgery Sunday to repair a broken left ankle and will be out indefinitely. The Blue Devils safety was injured Saturday in a 42-35 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels.
How Louisville fell apart so quickly when Lamar Jackson left
Louisville's fantastic Heisman winner covered up a lot of the team's serious issues. When Lamar Jackson hit the NFL, the Cardinals plummeted, costing Bobby Petrino his job.
Louisville replacing Petrino with interim coach Lorenzo Ward
Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra speaks with reporters about his decision to fire head football coach Bobby Petrino.
Northwestern ranked No. 24 in AP Top 25 poll after win
The day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game, Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season.
College football bowl projections after Week 11
Find out how our experts see the potential bowl landscape shaping up after Week 11.