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Louisiana Game of the week: McNeese State at Southeastern Louisiana

by Eric Brown

October 28, 2010 – McNeese State kicker Josh Lewis set a career long with a 52 yard field goal as time expires giving the cowboys a 13-10 victory over SLU on their homecoming in Strawberry Stadium Saturday night. Lewis capped off a nine play, 62 yard drive with the kick to improve McNeese State’s record to  3-4, 2-1 and drop Southeastern’s to 2-5, 1-2 in a key southland Conference game.

Southeastern enter the fourth behind 10-7, the Lions tied McNeese at 10-10 on a 10 play, 46 yard drive capped with a 20 yard field goal from Seth Sebastian with 5:58 to play in the fourth. The Lions drove to the cowboy 10 yard line on that late drive with the key play being a Tyler Beatty (19-38, 212, 1 INT) to Brandon Collins for 17 yards pass play. McNeese opened the game scoring on their second drive of 7 plays, 99 yards capped off by 3 yard touchdown run by Andre Anderson with 4:28 to play in quarter one.  SLU came back in the second to tie the game on a 6 play, 62 yard drive capped by a one yard out TD rush by Zeke Jones to even the score at 7-7 with 2:54 to play in the first half.

The Lions started the half driving down to the MSU 20, when Beatty gets picked by linebacker Kentrell Butler and returned 58 yards to the Lions 27, to set up a 38 yard field goal from Josh Lewis giving MSU a 10-7 lead with 10:27 to go in the third.

Mark Newbill, a preseason all Southland Conference Linebacker, had 13 tackles for SLU, became the schools all-time tackle leader.  Southeastern will travel to Central Arkansas Saturday and McNeese State hosts Nicholls State as both team continue conference play.

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