McNeese Upsets Appalachian State - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

McNeese Upsets Appalachian State

Reported by Tom Annino (tannino@kplctv.com)

Cowboy fans, this is about as good as it gets.

McNeese State came into their game against #2 Appalachian State ranked 16th in America.

Yeah, that's probably going to go up now.

In front of just under 28,000 fans, MSU went into Boone, North Carolina and upset the Mountaineers, 40-35.

With the score tied at 35 and only eight seconds left in the game, Cowboys' freshman kicker Josh Lewis nailed an 18 yard field goal to give the Cowboys the edge, 38-35.

Appalachian State attempted to run a kick off return back with four seconds on the clock, but the Cowboys put an end to their run with a safety.  That brought their point total to 40.

As for the kicking game, it was quite a turnaround.  Lewis had missed an extra point earlier in the game, putting McNeese in a tough spot.  A two point conversion would later fix that mistake.  Then Lewis hit what would eventually become the game winning field goal.

Derrick Fourroux was on fire for MSU.  He went 25-34, throwing for 341 yards and three touchdowns.  He only threw one interception.  As for running back Toddrick Pendland, he had a great game as well.  He had 248 yards of total offense with two touchdowns, one on the ground and one through the air.

The biggest surprise for MSU might've been the play of tight end Corday Clark.  He had some huge catches during the game.  He caught six balls, totaling 137 yards and a touchdown.  That's a staggering 22.8 yards per catch for the game.

This win puts McNeese at an unbeaten 2-0.  Their next game is on Saturday, September 19th at home against Savannah State.

Not too bad for a team that looked shaky against Henderson State in week one, right?

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