LAKE CHARLES — Quarterbacks Cody Stroud, Riley Dodge and Will Briscoe all passed for two touchdowns — with Stroud and Briscoe throwing for more than 200 yards each — in McNeese State’s football scrimmage on Saturday.

The scrimmage wrapped up camp for the Cowboys, who open their season on the road against Kansas.

Damion Dixon averaged 53 yards on the three receptions, including a 98-yard scoring toss from Stroud and a 50-yard strike from former Central standout Briscoe, who went 8-for-12 for 227 yards and two TDs.

Briscoe and Dontae Spencer connected on the first touchdown of the day, a 30-yarder, while Stroud had a 50-yard strike to Shelby Hemenway.

Dodge had a 27-yard scoring pass to Darius Carey and a 30-yard scoring strike to former Donaldsonville standout Champlain Babin. Tyler Bolfing hit William Ryckman on and a 44-yard TD.

Stroud was 6-of-11 for 210 yards and two TDs, Dodge went 5-of-8 for 74 yards and two TDs and Bolfing went 6-for-12 for 57 yards and a touchdown.

Andre Anderson scored on a 2-yard run, while former Denham Springs standout Josh Lewis booted field goals of 32 and 47 yards.

Carey was the top receiver with four catches, while Dixon totaled 160 yards on three receptions and Hemenway 102 yards on three catches.

Javaris Murray had 62 yards on five carries, and Babin had 40 yards on four rushes.

Defensively, Aaron Sam tipped a field goal attempt, Pat Williams forced a fumble and recovered it and Chris Loveless, Michael Ware and Justin Breaux had tackles for a losses.


GREEN WAVE HOLDS 76-PLAY SCRIMMAGE: In New Orleans, Tulane wrapped up its second week of preseason camp with a 76-play scrimmage Saturday at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.

The Green Wave defense had 10 stops for lost yardage, five sacks and a pair of forced fumbles.

The Green Wave offense scored twice on rushing touchdowns from Albert Williams and Dante Butler.

Sophomore kickers Cairo Santos and Ryan Rome each hit field goals.

Santos booted his first attempt from 47 yards, while Rome hit from 52 yards. Santos later missed a 52-yard attempt that was wide right.

Quarterback Ryan Griffin was 8-of-17 effort for 74 yards, while former Catholic High standout D.J. Ponder finished 3-of-9 for 56 yards.

Joe Kemp had five receptions for 53 yards and also had the longest reception of the day with a 26-yard strike from Griffin.

Tulane’s passing attack totaled 162 yards and averaged 12.5 yards per play.

Tulane’s defensive line accounted for 6.5 stops for lost yardage, including four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Sophomore cornerback Derrick Strozier tallied a team-best six tackles (5 solo) and registered one break-up. Zach Davis, Shane Delery and Kyle Davis each came up with five stops and freshman Michael Pierce, Jr. was credited with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Cedric Wilson scooped up a loose carom and returned it 28 yards before being brought down.

Tulane will have Sunday off and hold its fifth two-a-day practice on Monday at 8:45 a.m.

Northwestern State

BIG PLAYS HIGHLIGHT SCRIMMAGE: In Natchitoches, the Northwestern State offense flashed some big play capability, posting nine touchdowns in a 106-play scrimmage at Turpin Stadium.

The Demon offense rolled up 390 yards on 80 snaps.

There were 26 special teams plays in the 1 hour, 52 minute-long competition, which capped preseason camp for Northwestern Stae.

Quarterback Paul Harris, a former Tara High standout, threw for 132 yards and four touchdowns, two coming in the goalline portion of the scrimmage.

He opened the scrimmage guiding a nine-play, 70-yard drive, finished by an 11-yard strike to Clifton Brown.

Harris also hooked up with tailback D.J. Palmer on a 56-yard TD off a swing pass, with tight end Justin Aldredge making a key downfield block.

Aldredge snagged a 1-yarder from Harris in the goalline drill before fullback Brant Legendre added a 3-yard touchdown reception.

Junior college transfer Brad Henderson went 4-of-9 for 90 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown to Trevor Goodie.

Kickers John Shaughnessy and Andy Wickman hit 5-of-6 field goals with Shaughnessy good from 35, 44 and 49 yards. Wickman hit from 40 and 43.

The Demons ran for four scores, all coming in red zone drills.

The scrimmage’s leading rusher, tailback Sidney Riley (10 carries, 41 yards) had a 2-yard run, Fisher Romar (8-30) and Rumeall Morris (7-35) each scored from 4 yards away, and Henderson dashed in from the 6.

Goodie led all receivers with 65 yards on two catches. Aldredge (3-35) and Brown (3-32) had the most receptions.

All-America linebacker Derek Rose topped the defense with five tackles, including three for lost yards.

Defensive end Keland Johnson and safety Phil LeBlanc each made four stops.

Bert White intercepted Harris in the two-minute drill, thwarting a scoring threat, while Reggie Toomer had 4.5 tackles and a fumble recovery.

The Demons will get Sunday off before beginning their regular in-season practice routine Monday afternoon as classes start.

‘SPIRIT OF NORTHWESTERN’ BAND TO TRAVEL TO LSU, SMU GAMES: In Natchitoches, the Northwestern State marching band, the “Spirit of Northwestern,” will travel to road football games at LSU and SMU this season.

The game with LSU is on Sept. 10 at Tiger Stadium. Northwestern will play SMU on Sept. 17 at Ford Stadium in Dallas.


WARHAWKS BREAK CAMP WITH SCRIMMAGE: In Monroe, ULM wrapped up two weeks of fall camp on Saturday with a 90-minute scrimmage that was interrupted for 45 minutes by a lightning Saturday evening at Malone Stadium.

ULM’s first team offense and defense took all of the snaps before the delay.

Sophomore quarterback Kolton Browning and junior wide receiver Brent Leonard hooked up for a 22-yard touchdown pass.