McNeese will be the fifth ranked opponent the Demons have encountered this year, and in the first four meetings, three of the outcomes have been decided in the fourth quarter, including late losses at No. The Cowboys, who have played only one ranked opponent losing at No.
McNeese also ranks first nationally in rush defense, permitting just 60 yards per game. In a rivalry renewed every year since , the Cowboys have taken control this century, winning the last 12 since a Demon rout in A dozen of the last 19 NSU-McNeese matchups have been settled by a touchdown or less, including seven of the last The Demons will be led on offense by senior running back Chris Jones, who posted his third yard rushing game of with yards on 17 carries in the ACU win. NSU lost its leading tackler, senior linebacker Nick Pierotti, for the rest of the season with a broken ankle in the fourth quarter last week.
That total is the 16th-best single-game mark nationally this season in the FCS. Kicker Eric Piccione has nailed 11 of 14 field goals, including game-winners in the last two weeks.
His yarder in overtime made the difference last week. His last known address was the block of Anna Street.
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