— Lamar raced out to an early lead and held on, defeating Northwestern State 31-23 on Saturday.
The Western Athletic Conference has announced that it will add four schools from the Southland Conference and one from the Big Sky to bring its membership to 13.
The Southland Conference has opted to play college football in the spring, but it did allow wiggle room for its members to play nonconference games this fall.
Justin Pratt carried 27 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns to help McNeese State beat Lamar 27-3 on Saturday.
Bailey Zappe threw three touchdown passes and Houston Baptist held off Lamar for a 31-26 victory on Saturday.
Shelton Eppler threw four touchdown passes to lead Northwestern State to a 34-13 victory over Lamar on Saturday night.
Breylin Smith threw for a career-best 434 yards and four touchdowns as Central Arkansas walked over Lamar 45-17 in Southland Conference action on Saturday.
Jon Copeland passed for a season-best 376 yards with four touchdown passes as Incarnate Word pushed its win streak to four games with a 35-17 defeat of Lamar on Saturday.
Bailey Giffen kicked a 27-yard field goal and Michael Lawson had an interception in the third overtime to give Lamar a 20-17 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday.
Jordan Hoy threw two touchdown passes and ran for the winning score as he rallied Lamar late to beat Abilene Christian 27-24 on Saturday night, snapping a three-game skid.
Quarterback Trae Self passed for 291 yards but it was running back Da'Leon Ward who threw the winning touchdown as Stephen F. Austin defeated Lamar 24-17 on Saturday night.
Chason Virgil had four touchdown passes and threw for 307 yards to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a 45-34 victory over Lamar on Saturday night in a Southland Conference opener.
Freshman Isaiah Spiller ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns and Kellen Mond threw for 317 yards with a touchdown pass and a run in three quarters to lead No. 16 Texas A&M to a 62-3 rout of Lamar on Saturday night.
Bailey Giffen booted a 44-yard field goal in overtime to give Lamar a 23-20 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday night.
Jordan Hoy threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns and ran for three scores as Lamar scored on its first two possessions to open the season on Thursday night with a 65-16 thrashing of Bethel (Tenn.), an NAIA school.
Broncos add versatile DB in Brendan Langley
Denver picked up a press corner in Langley out of Lamar and also a potential kick returner in the third round.
Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer
In what most teams believed was the deepest draft in years at cornerback, the Broncos dove in with the 101st pick of the draft when they selected Lamar cornerback Brendan Langley. Langley started his college career at Georgia before transferring. Was a wide receiver early in his college career as well.
Ray Woodard, who led Lamar University's return to football in 2010, was relieved of his coaching duties on Monday, athletic director Jason Henderson announced.
Watch: Lamar at No. 6 Houston
After last week's upset of Oklahoma, Houston's No. 6-ranking is its highest since 1990. The Cougars, however, will be without QB Greg Ward Jr. (shoulder) as Kyle Postman gets his second career start. Ward's MRI showed "no structural damage," coach Tom Herman said on Monday. Streaming live on ESPN3