Incarnate Word beats McNeese State 48-20

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Cameron Ward was 24 of 35 for 306 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions to help Incarnate Word open its season with a 48-20 win over McNeese State on Saturday.

Ce’Cori Tolds returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter, the third of his career. The Cardinals then scored all 17 points in the second quarter to pull away to a 31-3 lead at halftime.

It was the Southland Conference opener for both teams.

Kevin Brown ran 10 times for 117 yards and Jaelin Campbell caught six passes for 93 yards and a touchdown for Incarnate Word.

Cody Orgeron passed for 202 yards and ran for 72 yards and a score for the Cowboys (1-1), who are ranked 19th in the FCS Top 25.

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