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McNeese Preparing For Northwestern State

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NSU-McNeese is always an intense and competitive rivalry.
The Demons and Cowboys will collide for the 63rd consecutive year dating back to 1951, with McNeese leading the rivalry 41-20-1. McNeese owns an eight-game win streak in the series, including last year's 30-22 decision.
The last Northwestern win came in 2004, 47-17 in Turpin Stadium. Eleven of the last 15 meetings between the Demons and Cowboys have been settled by a TD or less, including six of the last eight (by 2, 5, 3 in OT, 6, 7 and 8 points). Those are all McNeese wins, by a combined 31 points.
The other two Cowboy victories haven't been so close, 24-7 in 2010 and 51-23 in 2009. Three of the last 14 have come down to the final seconds: In 2006, when NSU failed on two PAT kicks in regulation and the Cowboys hit five field goals, the last in OT, to prevail 29-26; in 2000, when the Demons scored 10 points in the final two minutes, driving 65 yards to tie the game in the final minute, then recovering a fumble on the kickoff and getting a game-winning field goal with 4 seconds left in a 37-34 triumph; and a year earlier, in 1999 when the Cowboys got a game-saving, diving tackle inside the 5 as a Demon receiver was heading in to avert a 20-17 McNeese victory in Lake Charles.
McNeese has won 18 of the last 21 meetings


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