LAKE CHARLES, La. -- James Tabary threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns to lead McNeese to a 44-24 win over Northwestern State in Southland Conference action on Saturday night.
Tabary completed five straight passes in the opening drive of the second half, hitting Lawayne Ross from the 14 for the score and a 30-3 lead. Tabary threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
With this victory the Cowboys (8-2, 6-2) moved one step closer to an at-large berth in the FCS playoffs. McNeese is in the third place in the conference standings. They complete the regular season at Lamar (2-8, 1-7) next Saturday.
Clay Holgorsen led Northwestern State (3-7, 3-5), throwing for three touchdowns.
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J.T. Daniels passed for 241 yards and three touchdowns, and Jay Tufele blocked Washington State's attempt at a tying field goal with 1:41 to play in Southern California's 18th consecutive home victory, 39-36 Friday night.
USC DL Jay Tufele blocks Blake Mazza's 38-yard field-goal attempt as USC hangs on to win 39-36.
Miles Sanders puts on the jets against Illinois, running up 200 yard and three touchdowns.
Vavae Malepeai runs up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown.
Gardner Minshew avoids pressure and connects with Easop Winston for a 4-yard touchdown.
JT Daniels finds Amon-Ra St. Brown in the endzone for a 30-yard USC touchdown.
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