McNeese St. 27, Middle Tennessee 21
Cody Stroud recorded two touchdowns and McNeese State racked up
298 rushing yards as the Cowboys defeated Middle Tennessee 27-21 on
the road Thursday night.
Marcus Wiltz led the ground attack with 105 yards on 20 carries
for McNeese State (1-0), which recorded its first win against an
FBS school since 2001.
Middle Tennessee (0-1) opened up a 6-0 lead behind field goals
from Carlos Lopez.
However, Tyler Bolfing, who entered the game after Stroud was
sidelined briefly following a quarterback sneak, connected with
Josh Jordan from 2-yards out to tie the game at 6-6.
Stroud returned late in the second quarter to lead McNeese State
on an 87-yard scoring drive before halftime and his 1-yard rushing
touchdown gave the Cowboys a 23-6 lead late in the third
Logan Kilgore’s two second half touchdown’s help cut the deficit
to 27-21 but the Blue Raiders could not complete the rally.