The McNeese Cowboys have busted into the top 10 in both polls after the pokes beat Nicholls state last Saturday 20-10 to stay undefeated on the season.

The Cowboys are not only undefeated at 3-0 on the season, they are a perfect 2-0 in Southland Conference play.

They were rewarded yesterday for their efforts as McNeese busted into the top 10 in both polls.  The pokes jump up seven spots in the STATS FCS poll and are now #9 in the country.

Daniel Sams McNeese (Eric Francis Getty Images)

They also jumped up five spots in the AFCA Coaches Poll and now sit at #10.

The Cowboys now step out of conference play and will take on BYU this Saturday.  BYU is fresh off of their upset of then FBS #6 Wisconsin last Saturday.

The Pokes and BYU lock up this Saturday in Provo, Utah.  The game kicks off at 3pm.