LAKE CHARLES, La. -- James Tabary threw for 376 yards, the second-highest mark in school history, and two touchdown passes to lead McNeese State to a 38-13 win over Nicholls on Saturday night.
Running back Ryan Ross caught nine passes for 110 yards to go along with two rushing scores for the Cowboys (3-2, 2-1 Southland Conference). Kylon Highshaw added an 80-yard TD reception for McNeese State, which has beaten the Colonels nine straight times overall and nine straight at home.
Andre Fuller intercepted Nicholls' quarterback Chase Fourcade's pass and returned it 27 yards for an early 7-0 Cowboys lead. A Ross rushing touchdown and a Tabary passing TD to Parker Orgeron made it 21-3 at halftime.
The Colonels (1-3, 1-1) never seriously threatened in the second half.
Fourcade threw for 341 yards and C.J. Bates had 94 yards receiving for the Colonels.
Miami debuts new drip with touchdown rings
Jarren Williams connects with Brevin Jordan for a 25-yard Hurricanes touchdown.
Miami breaks out '305' turnover chain vs. Florida
Miami's new turnover chain made its debut in Saturday night's football game against Florida, featuring a large, diamond-encrusted 305, the area code in the Miami-Dade area.
Florida fumbles on 2nd straight possession
Malik Davis can't hold onto the pitch toss and Shaquille Quarterman comes up with the fumble for Miami's second turnover recovery.
Hurricanes break out new turnover chain
Florida fumbles the handoff, allowing Scott Patchan to recover it and wear Miami's turnover chain.
Toney gets loose for 66-yd TD after Florida's fake punt
Florida converts a fake punt from its own 28-yard line and on the next play, Kadarius Toney breaks tackles for a 66-yard touchdown.
Who comes out on top in Miami-Florida?
The SEC Nation crew picks the winner of the Florida-Miami game in the opening weekend of college football.