The McNeese Cowboys Football team are now 3-1 and 1-0 in Southland Conference play on the season after beating Nicholls 45-3 last Saturday night in Cowboys Stadium.

The win is the third straight for the Pokes.  However the Cowboys did not advance in the national polls for their efforts.   For the second straight week the Cowboys are ranked # 4 in the FCS Coaches poll and #5 in the Sports Network top 25.

The Sports Network Top 25
1. North Dakota State
2. Eastern Washington
3. Coastal Carolina
4. New Hampshire
5. McNeese  
6. Villanova
7. Montana
8. Jacksonville State
9. Southeastern Louisiana
10. William & Mary
11. Montana State
12. Southern Illinois
13. Chattanooga
14. Fordham
15. Illinois State
16. Youngstown State
17. Eastern Kentucky
18. Bethune-Cookman
19. South Dakota State
20. Indiana State
21. Northern Iowa
22. Richmond
23. Southeast Missouri State
24. Charleston Southern
25. Tennessee State

FCS Coaches Top 25
1. North Dakota State
2. Eastern Washington
3. Coastal Carolina
4. McNeese
5. Villanova
6. New Hampshire
7. Montana
8. Jacksonville State
9. Southeastern Louisiana
10. Youngstown State
11. William & Mary
12. Chattanooga
13. Southern Illinois
14. Montana State
15. Illinois State
16. Eastern Kentucky
17. Bethune-Cookman
18. Fordham
19. South Dakota State
20. Richmond
21. Northern Iowa
22. Indiana State
23. Charleston Southern
24. Alcorn State
25. Tennessee State

Source: MSU Matt Bonnette SID

The Cowboys will now hit the road for the first time since their trip to Nebraska on September 6th and take on Southland Conference foe Sam Houston State who are 2-3 on the season but 1-0 in SLC play.  The game has a kickoff time set for 3:00 p.m. and the game will be televised the Southland TV Network.  For you folks in the Lake Charles area that have Suddenlink cable, it is on the CW which is Channel 7.

We also spoke with Sports information Director Matt Bonnette who said they have tickets available for this game for only $15.  So for all the fans planning on making the 2 1/2 hour drive to Huntsville, you can get your tickets at the Jack Doland Field house but hurry, they are going real fast!