HOUSTON -- James Tabary picked apart the Houston Baptist secondary as McNeese State opened Southland Conference play with a 51-34 victory on Saturday night.
Tabary, who threw for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, finished with 355 yards and four TDs on 25-of-32 passing. Houston Baptist's Bailey Zappe tried to stay with him, passing for 348 yards and three scores, but he was also intercepted twice.
Tabary threw to 12 different receivers with Kylon Highshaw gathering in five for 45 yards.
It was just the second meeting between the schools. The Cowboys won 27-12 last year. It was the first time McNeese (2-0, 1-0) opened league play with a win since 2015.
Dreshawn Minnieweather rushed for 146 yards and two scores for the Huskies (1-1, 0-1).
Ohio State AD Gene Smith has denied a report that the Buckeyes are looking to make Ryan Day the coach-in-waiting behind Urban Meyer.
Jordan Love threw for a career-high 356 yards and two touchdowns to help Utah State rally for a 42-32 win over Air Force on Saturday night.
Cole McDonald threw five touchdown passes to four different receivers and Hawaii limited Duquesne to just 166 total yards as the Rainbow Warriors beat the Dukes 42-21 on Saturday night.
John Baron made three field goals, including the winning 38-yarder in overtime, to help San Diego State beat Eastern Michigan 23-20 on Saturday night.
Utah State running back Gerold Bright takes the hand off then shows off the speed scoring a 70-yard TD.
John Baron II makes a 39-yard field goal right down the middle to secure the 23-20 win for San Diego State.
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