McNeese St. beats Lamar, has 12th straight winning season

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) James Tabary threw for 235 yards and one score and ran for another touchdown as McNeese State closed out the season with a 41-10 victory over Lamar on Saturday night to secure the Cowboys 12th straight winning season.

Tabary, who already owns the school single-season records for most completions and pass attempts, finished just 33 yards short of the single-season record for passing yards. He totaled 3,036 for the year. Blake Prejean set the mark (3,068) in 1997.

McNeese State (6-5, 5-4 Southland Conference) won this game last year 20-14 to complete the regular season undefeated.

The Cowboys, leading 28-3 at the break, quickly got another score when Jermaine Antoine intercepted Adam Morse and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter.

Four McNeese State players scored rushing touchdowns.

Lamar (3-8, 3-6) was held to just 34 rushing yards. Morse led the Cardinals with 182 yards passing.