Bossier Parish’s four college quarterbacks had mixed results last week with two picking up victories.
Former Airline star Hayden Hildebrand, a sophomore making his first start for Central Arkansas, completed nine of 15 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears’ 42-14 Southland Conference victory over Abilene Christian.
Hildebrand played three quarters in a victory over Northwestern State on Sept. 26. In the two games he completed 21 of 31 passes for 411 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions.
The Bears (2-2, 2-0) continue SLC play Saturday at Houston Baptist.
Former Parkway standout Brandon Harris, a sophomore at LSU, completed four of 15 passes for 80 yards with no TDs and one interception in the Tigers’ 44-22 victory over Eastern Michigan.
LSU receivers dropped at least four passes. Harris did score on a 21-yard run.
LSU sophomore running back Leonard Fournette gained 233 yards and scored three times. He became the first back in SEC history to rush for 200 or more yards in three straight games.
LSU (4-0, 2-0 SEC) moved up to No. 5 in the coaches’ poll and No. 7 in the AP Top 25. The Tigers visit struggling South Carolina (2-3, 0-3) Saturday at 11 a.m.
Former Haughton star Dak Prescott, a senior at Mississippi State, completed 20 of 34 passes for 210 yards with no TDs or interceptions in the Bulldogs’ 30-17 road loss to undefeated Texas A&M. Prescott also led the Bulldogs in rushing with 96 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown.
Mississippi State (3-2, 1-2 SEC) hosts Troy on Saturday.
Another Haughton star, Northwestern State sophomore JD Almond, led three touchdown drives in the first half as the Demons built a 21-14 lead over Incarnate Word. But UIW dominated the rest of the game and won 45-31.
Almond, making his second start, finished 14 of 23 for 159 yards with no TDs and two interceptions.
The Demons (0-5, 0-3) have Saturday off. They return to action Oct. 17 at home against Lamar (2-2, 1-1).
— Southern Arkansas freshman William McKnight, a former Parkway star, had the best game of his short career in the Muleriders’ 55-20 victory over Southern Nazarene.
McKnight rushed for 95 yards and scored touchdowns on runs of 32, 49 and 11 yards.
McKnight helped Parkway win 21 games in 2013 and 2014.
Former Airline standout Michael Nunnery caught a 49-yard touchdown pass for SAU (3-2).
— Louisiana Tech im-proved to 3-2 with a 43-14 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday in Ruston. The Bulldogs, who are 1-1 in Conference-USA, go for their third straight victory Saturday when they visit league foe Texas-San Antonio (1-4, 1-0).
Tech is very close to being undefeated.
The Bulldogs’ losses were to Western Kentucky 41-38 in Week 2 and Kansas State 39-33 in overtime in Week 3.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org