LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Derrick Fourroux threw three touchdown passes and Toddrick Pendland rushed for two scores as McNeese State routed Savannah State 56-0 Saturday night.
Fourroux and Pendland played only the first half for the Cowboys (3-0). Fourroux was 12-for-19 for 153 yards and had scoring strikes of 34 yards to Immanuel Friddle, 68 yards to Chris Royal and 4 yards to Corday Clark.
Pendland had seven carries for 104 yards, including touchdown runs of 44 and 41 yards.
The Cowboys scored their first touchdown on a quarterback sack and recovered fumble in the end zone by Desmund Lighten on the game's fourth play. Kentrel Butler closed out the scoring with a 44-yard interception return.
McNeese State had 489 yards on offense, including a season-high 288 rushing yards, while Savannah State had 138 total yards.
A.J. DeFilippis was 9-for-12 for 65 yards for the Tigers (1-2).