DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern’s (4-5, 2-1 LSC-N) Brandon McCain tossed for 301 yards and four touchdowns as the Savage Storm picked up a 28-3 win over Northeastern State (Okla.) (1-8, 0-4 LSC-N) on Saturday afternoon at Paul Laird Field.
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McCain completed 23-of-36 attempts en route to the first 300-plus and first four touchdown game of his career.
Three different SE players caught touchdowns, with Baylen Laury snagging a pair of scores, while Daniel Nichols and Marcus High each grabbed one. Nichols posted his second 100-plus yard receiving game in a-a-row, hauling in 4 catches for 129 yards.
SE’s offense reeled off 349 total yards, with 305 through the air and 44 on the ground.
The Southeastern defense out on a show for the second straight week, holding NSU to 262 total yards, including a paltry 14 yards rushing.
The Storm defense was sparked by Bernard Daniel and Craig Andrus. Daniel racked up 12 tackles on the day, while Andrus tallied 11 stops, including a tackle for loss and a pass breakup.
Cameron Sparks added seven tackles and snagged a pair of interceptions.
The SE front seven also had a big day, with defensive linemen and linebackers combining to account for 44 of the Storm tackles, including 10.0 TFL and 7.0 sacks.
Southeastern opened scoring with a 2-yard TD toss from McCain to High with 9:10 to play in the first quarter.
They followed the opening drive with an encore 4:00 later when McCain hooked up with Laury for a 21 yard scoring strike for a 14-0 lead.
SE opened got back into the groove in the third quarter when McCain found a streaking Nichols for a 54 yard TD toss to take a 21-0 lead.
NSU got on the board with 2:39 to play in the third on a Jared Homer field goal from 28 yards out, but Southeastern answered with 1:58 to play on a second McCain to Laury connection, this one for 33 yards and it fashioned the final of 28-3.
Northeastern State’s duo of Kenny Davis and Kaelin Woods at quarterback combined to connect on 32-of-49 passes for 252 yards and a pair of interceptions.
Southeastern will be back in action on Nov. 1 when it travels to Texas A&M-Commerce for a 2 p.m. contest.