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.
Gus Malzahn on Arkansas coaching vacancy: 'I love Auburn'
"I love Auburn," Gus Malzahn told reporters Tuesday when asked about the Arkansas rumors. "Like I said in the past, I love my players, and we got a bright future here. Nothing's changed."
Wake Forest's leading receiver Sage Surratt done for season
Wake Forest has lost its top receiver, Sage Surratt, going into Saturday's game with undefeated Clemson.
Heisman Watch: Joe Burrow stakes his claim as front-runner
A memorable performance in a win against Bama (and Chase Young's absence vs. Maryland) helps put the Tigers' star QB in the driver's seat for the award.
College football conference power rankings
There's no question now: LSU is the class of the SEC after going to Alabama and beating the Crimson Tide.
Gritty Guarantano showing resiliency for Vols
The SEC This Morning crew says Jarrett Guarantano is showing resiliency by bouncing back and leading Tennessee to three straight wins.
Does anyone love Louisiana more than Ed Orgeron?
The SEC This Morning crew discuses Ed Orgeron's love for Louisiana.