After starting the season at 4-0, the McNeese Cowboys stumbled over the weekend losing to the University of Northern Iowa 41-6.  The loss now has the cowboys at a 4-1 overall record and they fell in both FCS polls that were released this week.

The McNeese Cowboys fell two spots to #11 in the Sports Network poll and #14th in this week's FCS Coaches Top 25.

The Sports Network Top 25 (Sept. 30)
1.   North Dakota State
2.   Sam Houston State
3.   Towson
4.   Northern Iowa
5.   Eastern Illinois
6.   Eastern Washington
7.   South Dakota State
8.   Montana State
9.   Coastal Carolina
10. Montana
11. McNeese State
12. Fordham
13. Lehigh
14. Central Arkansas
15. Northern Arizona
16. Georgia Southern
17. Wofford
18. Cal Poly
19. New Hampshire
20. Villanova
21. Bethune-Cookman
22. Tennessee-Martin
23. Maine
24. Delaware
25. Gardner-Webb

FCS Coaches Top 25 (Sept. 30)
1.   North Dakota State
2.   Towson
3.   Sam Houston State
4.   Northern Iowa
5.   Eastern Illinois
6.   Coastal Carolina
7.   Montana State
8.   Eastern Washington
9.   South Dakota State
10. Lehigh
11. Central Arkansas
12. Montana
13. Fordham
14. McNeese State
15. Wofford
16. Bethune-Cookman
17. Northern Arizona
18. New Hampshire
19. Cal Poly
20. Villanova
21. James Madison
22. Youngstown State
23. Maine
24. Gardner-Webb
25. Delaware

Source: Matt Bonnette MSU

The Cowboys begin Southland conference play this Saturday on the road when they take on Central Arkansas at 3:00 p.m. in Conway Arkansas.