American Football Database
McNeese State Cowboys
First season 1940
Athletic director Tommy McClelland
Head coach Matt Viator
Home stadium Cowboy Stadium
Stadium capacity 17,410
Stadium surface Artificial turf
Location Lake Charles, LA
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Southland Conference
All-time record 447–273–13
Postseason bowl record 0–0
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Current uniform
Colors Blue and Gold            
Rivals Central Arkansas
Northwestern State Demons
For information on all McNeese State University sports, see McNeese State Cowboys

The McNeese State Cowboys football program is the intercollegiate American football team for McNeese State University located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southland Conference. McNeese State's first football team was fielded in 1940. The team plays its home games at the 17,410 seat Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Cowboys are coached by Matt Viator.


Notable former players

Notable alumni include:

Year-by-year results



Conference championships


Inactive rivalry

Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

The Cajun Crown was the name of the rivalry trophy between USL and McNeese State.[2]

UL Lafayette–McNeese State: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting McNeese State wins McNeese State losses Ties Win %
37 September 22, 1951 (lost 14–35) September 15, 2007 (won 38–17) 20 15 2 56.8%


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