LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Cody Orgeron passed for 303 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and ran for 80 yards and a score to help McNeese beat Houston Baptist 42-27 on Saturday.
Houston Baptist cut the deficit to within one touchdown at 14-7, 21-14 and 28-20, but the Cowboys scored back-to-back touchdowns to push the lead to 42-20 with 2:56 left in the game.
Elijah Mack gave the Cowboys (4-4, 2/3 Southland Conference) the lead for good with a 1-yard TD run that capped the opening drive of the game. After the Huskies (4-4, 1-3) had a three-and-out on their first possession, Trevor Begue scored on a 31-yard TD pass from Orgeron to make it 14-0.
Begue had nine catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Cyron Sutton added six catches for 116 yards and a score.
Bailey Zappe passed for 317 yards, four touchdowns and an interception for the Huskies.
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