Two schools that have traditions of winning are both having frustrating years. You can talk to fifty people and get fifty different reasons why. The results are that McNeese has probably lost it's way out of the playoffs and LSU is moving toward a lower tier bowl game.

Arkansas v LSU
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Southeastern Louisiana opened the game with 14 unanswered points in the first quarter; but the Pokes came back in the second quarter. Tyler Bolfing's 26 yard touchdown pass to Khalil Tomas and a missed extra point gave the Cowboys six. Then a great looking drive taking only 1:31 and marching  68 yards with the  hurry up offensee ended with the Pokes getting a field goal just before the half ended. The Cowboys would have seemed to have the momentum going into the second half; but it did not work out that way. The Pokes were held scoreless in the second half to lose 28-9. McNeese now would have to gain an at large bid to make the playoffs. The Cowboys wrap up the regular season next week at home against the Lamar Cardinals.

For LSU it was a case of missed opportunities and never really being able to generate consistent offense. The Tigers did miss two field goals and fumble the ball away in one red zone trip. What if those three trips to the Arkansas side of the field had ended in touchdowns? That is just not what is happening this year for the Tigers. The Razorbacks ended a 17 game SEC loosing streak with the 17-0 win over the Tigers. The Tigers dropped their conference record to 3-4. LSU ends the regular season next week in College Station , Texas to take on Texas A&M.


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