Tabary was intercepted on the next series and McNeese's Calum Foster returned the favor, picking off Footman, as the Braves were driving. Neither team could mount another drive until Tabary took the Cowboys 62 yards in four plays to seal the win.
Footman finished with 424 yards passing and three scores.
What's at stake in the SEC for Week 13?
SEC Now's Tony Barnhart looks at what's on the line for Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Mississippi State this week.
Texas State fires coach Everett Withers
Texas State has fired coach Everett Withers after falling to 3-8 on Saturday with a 12-7 loss to Troy. The Bobcats were 2-10 in each of Withers' first two seasons.
SEC vs. ACC battles highlight rivalry week
SEC Now breaks down the four Week 13 matchups between the SEC and ACC with bragging rights on the line.
No. 1 North Dakota St. tops FCS playoff bracket as CAA gets in record six teams
CAA Football set an FCS playoff record by getting in six teams on the bracket, but North Dakota State's dynasty will be pursuing an even bigger mark in the 24-team field.
Charlotte moving on from Brad Lambert, program's first coach
Charlotte will not retain Brad Lambert after this season, moving on from the only football coach the school has had.
Ohio State's 51-game streak as betting favorite on line vs. Michigan
Ohio State was installed as a 3.5-point underdog against Michigan. Barring dramatic line movement, it would mark the first time the Buckeyes haven't been favored since the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015.