ABILENE, Texas — Louisiana College ended its football season with a 41-27 loss to Hardin-Simmons on Saturday.
LC (7-3, 5-3 American Southwest Conference), finished third in conference. HSU finished 6-4 overall and 4-4 in conference.
It was the fourth straight year Louisiana College finished with a record of 7-3, the best four-year stretch in school history.
In Saturday’s game, the Wildcats were unable to move the ball consistently.
The Wildcats, the top-rated offense in the ASC, managed 370 total offensive yards, but three interceptions and a lost fumbles cost Louisiana College several scoring opportunities.
The Cowboys out-rushed LC 237 yards to 76. HSU running back Steven Rockwell accounted for 166 yards and scored four touchdowns on 32 carries.
Louisiana College had 294 passing yards to Hardin-Simmons’ 83.
Wildcat wide receiver Darnell Williams who last week set the school single-game receiving yards record with 244, was good for 141 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions.
Williams also completed a 45-yard pass to receiver D’Mario Parker, who finished with 75 yards on seven receptions.
LC quarterback Jamie Bunting went 24-for-38 for 249 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted three times.
Defensively, Louisiana College was led by linebackers Taylor Cottano of Catholic-Pointe Coupee and Nate Janzen. Cottano, a senior, had 15 tackles and had the Wildcats’ only sack. Janzen had a game-high 16 tackles.