From the Nebraska Cornhuskers' perspective, McNeese had only one job to do. Travel up to Lincoln and hand the local fans an assured win for their home team.
Unfortunately for the 'Huskers, no one told the McNeese Cowboys about that.
And so, the Nebraska players and fans were horrified to see these upstarts from Lake Charles drag them up and down the field, right up to a 24-all tie with just seconds on the board. Out of desperation, Ameer Abdullah turned a short pass into a stunning 58-yard touchdown for the win.
Though it was a disappointing loss for the upset-focused Cowboys, Abdullah himself handed McNeese the greatest respect, saying he was disappointed that it took a miracle play in the last turn for #19-rated Nebraska to stop McNeese.
So what do we take from all this? First, a win may have eluded the Cowboys in Lincoln, but they came away with universal coast to coast respect and a lot of raised eyebrows.
Second, the Cowboys reminded us that though we don't always win in life, how we play the game really does matter.
And third, that this team has earned the loyalty and support of all Southwest Louisiana. Wear blue and fill those seats not only at Cowboy Stadium but for all McNeese sports. It's McNeese versus Prairie View A&M this Saturday with kickoff at 6pm.
Geauxing Blue, one of the great things about life in our Better Southwest Louisiana.
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