After beating Southern 34-28 in week one, McNeese State travels to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State. Here are a few McNeese State players who could make an impact against Oklahoma State on Saturday night.
Cody Orgeron: Quarterback
Orgeron, son of LSU coach Ed Orgeron, passed for 147 yards and two touchdowns in McNeese State’s win over Southern. Orgeron added 33 yards on the ground and completed 15 of his 22 passes on the night. Most importantly, he didn’t turn the ball over.
Elijah Mack: Running Back
Mack gets the nod but there could be multiple players who get looks at running back on Saturday. Mack was one of four players to carry the ball at least 11 times for McNeese State last week, and he led the team in rushing with 45 yards (3.8 ypc). Orgeron, J’Cobi Skinner and Justin Pratt were the others with double digit attempts.
Cyron Sutton and Trevor Begue: Wide Receiver
Sutton caught three passes for 51 yards and Begue caught three passes for 50 yards and two scores last week against Southern. No other receiver had more than two receptions. These two players will lead McNeese State in receiving this weekend.
There are several playmakers on the defensive side of the ball at McNeese. Last week, they forced five Southern turnovers, all of them fumble recoveries. Defensive back Callum Foster recovered two of those fumbles. Defensive end Chris Livings recorded a sack against Southern and is just 9.5 sacks away from the schools career record.
McNeese State finished its game against Southern with three sacks and six tackles for loss. Oklahoma State will need to make sure it takes care of the football. McNeese State will be looking to force turnovers to keep its defense off the field and stay in the game.