I still say the Sam Houston Bearkats team this year is a lot better than some thought they would be. The McNeese loss in Huntsville last Saturday to the Bearkats has dropped the Pokes out of the top ten in both FCS polls and the Bearkats entered this week's Top 25.

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The Cowboys 38-22 Southland Conference loss to Sam Houston dropped the Pokes to number 10 in the Coaches Poll and number 11 in the Sports Network Poll. The Bearkats made their first appearance in the polls at number 24 in the Sports Network Poll and 25 in the Coaches Poll. McNeese State will try to turn it around this week as they celebrate homecoming with Abilene Christian coming to town.