LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Deonta McMahon rushed for two touchdowns, the McNeese defense intercepted three passes, despite allowing 455 yards passing, and the Cowboys held off Incarnate Word 28-20 on Saturday.
Colby Richardson, Jarrius Wallace and Mason Kinsey each intercepted a pass by Cameron Ward, who completed 39 of 59 passes for 455 yards with two touchdowns, three interceptions and a lost fumble.
The McNeese defense had 10 sacks, including Kordell Williams’ stop on the final offensive play by UIW.
Cody Orgeron completed 10-of-12 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown for McNeese (3-4, 2-2 Southland). He also rushed for 57 yards, moving past 1,000 for his career, and a score.
Orgeron found Jamal Pettigrew on fourth-and-1 on a play-action pass for a 49-yard touchdown to open the scoring. McMahon scored his two touchdowns in the first half to give McNeese a 21-0 lead. Orgeron’s 17-yard scoring run made it 28-12 early in the fourth.
Taylor Grimes caught 10 passes for 169 yards and a score for Incarnate Word (5-2, 3-1).
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