Leading up to the third game of the season against Southern, McNeese (0-2) football head coach Frank Wilson, quarterback Cody Orgeron and cornerback Corione Harris met with the media for a press conference.
McNeese entered Saturday’s game against LSU wanting to show some improvement from last week’s season-opening loss to West Florida, and going up against a powerful Tiger squad that was looking to get back on track from their loss to UCLA last week, the Cowboys battled from start to finish in a 34-7 loss.
The game many in Louisiana have been waiting on, especially the Orgeron family, is nearly here. Saturday, LSU will host the McNeese Cowboys pitting father against son, but it seems like just yesterday Coach O was in the Blue and Gold cheering on Cody in the spring.
Leading up to the second game of the season against LSU, McNeese football head coach Frank Wilson and quarterback Cody Orgeron met with the media for a press conference. Watch their press conferences below.
The Cowboys struck first early, but when the second quarter came around the Argonauts were able to take advantage of penalties and made big plays down the stretch to help put them over the top. However, the difference in this game came down to the missed opportunities on special teams.
Cody Orgeron threw for 367 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 35 yards and a score, but the No. 1 team in Division II, West Florida, took advantage of critical McNeese penalties and scored touchdowns on six of 10 possessions to beat the Cowboys 42-36 in the 2021 season opener.
McNeese volleyball fell 3-1 (25-21, 18-25, 18-25, 21-25) to Houston in its final match of the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup Saturday morning to end tournament play with a 1-2 record. McNeese (4-3) was led in kills by Regan Stiawalt’s 11.
The Cowboy’s defense is predicted to be the best in the Southland this fall. With all-conference players like Isaiah Chambers and Mason Kinsey on the front four, they’ll look to use all the weapons they have in the holster.
“Yeah, it’s been awesome. We’ve had two weeks to prepare for the team,” said Orgeron. “Obviously over the summer to breaking them down getting an idea of what they like to do but really these past two weeks really honing in on them to see what they like to do defensively, offensively, and special teams. Know what area’s to attack they’re a great football team, but excited to get out there Saturday and compete in front of our fans.”
The countdown is on. There are just five days left until the Pokes kickoff their 2021 fall season against West Florida. The outlook around McNeese is trending up after returning many of their starters from the spring season.
The McNeese Cowboys are set to open the 2021 football season on Saturday when the Pokes host the Division II defending National Champion, West Florida. Ahead of McNeese’s first game, the Cowboys released their official depth chart.
Visits to Power 5 conference members LSU, TCU and Kansas State as well as the season opener at SMU and trips to Seattle, Wyoming and UTEP, highlights the 2021-22 McNeese Cowboys basketball schedule, first-year head coach John Aiken announced on Monday.
McNeese held its second and final major scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday as the coaches were able to put the team through various late second and fourth quarter situations as well as overtime periods.
The game will begin at noon in Cowboy Stadium. Fans are invited to attend and those who have purchased season tickets will be able to pick them up. Season tickets will also be on sale for those wanting to purchase.
Ellerbrock, who has a wide range of coaching the defense by spending time with linebackers, defensive line, and secondary, comes to McNeese after spending the last two seasons at the University of Houston as a defensive graduate assistant under head coach Dana Holgorsen.
The Southland Conference announced Wednesday that it will not plan to reschedule league competitions due to COVID-19 impacts in the upcoming 2021-22 academic year. A team unable to participate due to COVID-19 issues will be subject to forfeiture reflected in Conference results, standings and tournament seedings. This policy is subject to change based on national, statewide and local medical conditions, as well as directives from the NCAA and institutional leaders.
Starting quarterback Cody Orgeron threw for 136 yards and three touchdowns on 12 of 15 passing while All-American defensive end Isaiah Chambers recorded three sacks as the Cowboys capped off their first full week of fall camp with preseason game No. 1 on Saturday in Cowboy Stadium.
Chambers is one of just three players from the Southland Conference to be listed on the watch list and 37 players from non-FBS squads (29 FCS, 8 non-D1). Other Southland players named to the list include Nicholls wide receiver Dai’Jean Dixon and Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Cole Kelley.
he pokes hit the practice field in full pads for the first time and it was a day filled with hitting, cheering, and excitement as the 2021 season nears. The competition was back in the air during the morning period.
After a challenging spring season, which included a multitude of outside factors, the team is ready for a fresh start. Last season started with hurdles, and ended with hurdles, as a postponement for COVID reasons was the fitting end to the season.
After a needed off day, the Pokes returned to the practice field for day five of training camp. It was another competitive display from both sides of the ball, although the defense showed why they are considered the best in the Southland after a strong spring season.
McNeese football stepped on the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields on Friday to start fall camp, the first August practice held since the 2019 season. The morning session consisted of the veterans with select newcomers while the afternoon practice was with the freshmen, select returners, and other newcomers.
Close to 400 student-athletes attended the Last Chance football camp to show off their skills and learn new techniques. McNeese head coach Frank Wilson says it gave them a chance to compete as fall camp approaches.
In addition, McNeese is expecting major contributions from former Kansas corner Corione Harris, linebacker Ge’Mon Eaford of Oregon, and offensive linemen Romello Tarver of Central Michigan and Iowa transfer Trey Winters.
College football season is right around the corner so it’s time for Media Days and the big question around the Southland Conference is the future of the league now that a number of schools like Sam Houston State and Lamar have departed.
Southeastern is the preseason favorite for the 2021 Southland Conference football season, the league announced Thursday. The Lions received eight first-place votes and 48 total points to garner the top spot in the poll, presented by Jostens.
Southland Football Media Day returned to an in-person event for the first time since the 2019 season at the Houston Hilton Post Oak as the official kick-off to the football season got underway with the six league teams taking part.
McNeese football head coach Frank Wilson, All-American defensive end Isaiah Chambers and quarterback Cody Orgeron will represent McNeese at the 2021 Southland Conference Football Media Day event that will take place this Thursday at the Hilton Houston Post Oak.
We are just a few weeks away from KPLC’s coverage of TDL: Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven McNeese impact players this upcoming season.
Fresh off of guiding the McNeese Cowboys baseball to its second consecutive Southland Conference Tournament championship and NCAA Regional appearance in what was the most challenging season in history, head coach Justin Hill has signed a three-year contract extension with a fourth-year rollover, athletics director Heath Schroyer announced on Thursday.
McNeese defensive end Isaiah Chambers, the reigning Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year, leads a group of six Cowboy players to be named to the 2021 Southland Conference Preseason All-Conference Football Teams, the league office released on Thursday.
McNeese head women’s soccer coach Drew Fitzgerald has announced the addition of LSU transfer Cassandra Romero and Seattle University transfer Kelsey Crosby to the 2021 roster. Both players will make an immediate impact in the backline and the midfield.