SE Louisiana shuts down McNeese State 41-7


LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Brian Bennett ran for a pair of touchdowns and passed for two more to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a 41-7 win over McNeese State on Saturday night in a battle between the two remaining undefeated teams in Southland Conference play.

The Lions (7-2, 4-0 Southland) fashioned a 20-0 lead midway through the second quarter and never looked back, rolling up 439 total yards.

Meanwhile, the SE Louisiana defense kept the Cowboys bottled up, allowing just 191 total yards and held them to just 99 yards rushing.

Cody Stroud threw a 24-yard scoring pass to Diontae Spencer in the second quarter to account for the lone touchdown for McNeese State (7-2, 3-1).

Bennett was 14 of 29 for 155 yards, throwing 12 yards to Juwaan Rogers in the first quarter and 20 yards to Jeff Smiley late in the third. He also ran for 88 yards.

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