Lions Shock Pokes, 25-24

HAMMOND, LA (KPLC)- Southeastern Louisiana's late rally in the 4th quarter was enough to outlast McNeese State, as the Lions stunned the Pokes 25-24 in the Southland Conference opener for both teams Saturday night.

The Cowboys, (3-1, 0-1) were leading 24-10 at the half, but had several missed opportunities in the third and fourth quarters. The Lion held the Cowboys to just 79 yards of total offense in the second half.

The difference in the game was Nathan Stanley's pass to Taylor Jenkins late in the fourth quarter, followed by Michael Chaney's two-point conversion to give the Lions a one point lead.

McNeese State returns home next Saturday for a conference match-up with Northwestern State.