LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Zach Conque totaled four touchdowns as Stephen F. Austin upset McNeese State 31-16 on Saturday night.
McNeese State, ranked 6th in the FCS and sharing the lead in the Southland Conference before the game, could not stay with the Lumberjacks as SFA (7-3, 4-2 SLC) stretched a 5-point halftime lead to a 31-9 advantage in the fourth.
SFA's Gus Johnson, who averages 138.9 yards per game, was held to just 32 yards on 22 carries by McNeese (6-3, 4-2), but the Cowboys could not stop Conque and his receiving corps. Conque joined the corps when he caught a pass from wide receiver Tyler Boyd for the first score. He then passed for three touchdowns, throwing for 201 yards and also rushed for 31 yards.
Tyler Bolfing threw for 198 yards and one touchdown for McNeese.
Southeastern Louisiana (7-3, 5-1) and Sam Houston State (6-4, 5-1) are the conference leaders.