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Adversity MOVE OVER: After waiting 448 days, McNeese State and Trevor Begue shine

Trevor Begue came up with a huge catch to lift McNeese State through adversity. It has been 448 days since the Cowboys took the field, dealing with the pandemic as well as hurricanes.

By: Justin Kelm

On a frigid night in Stephenville, Texas Senior Wide Receiver Trevor Begue made the game-tying one-handed touchdown reception for the McNeese State Cowboys. 448 days had passed since Begue and his Cowboys had taken the field.

A pandemic and two hurricanes derailed the Cowboys from playing in the fall.  Begue is no stranger to the Cowboy’s offense. He’s been making plays for years in the Southland.  The announcers made a point to mention that the following plays were Begue’s only catches of the night. As always, Begue came up clutch for the Cowboys. Down by seven with under a minute to go.

McNeese State had to answer. Senior Quarterback Cody Orgeron took the snap, and Begue worked his magic. Running a beautiful crisp route, Begue snagged the pass one-handed for the score. The Cowboys were down by two touchdowns with six minutes left in the game. The lead was erased and the Cowboys were going to overtime. One overtime wasn’t enough, so the Cowboys went to two.

The Cowboys eventually won 40 to 37. The victory was so much more for Begue and the Cowboys. This was Coach Frank Wilson’s first victory as Head Coach as well. Begue displays signs of leadership on and off the field. When his number is called upon, he always finds a way to answer. From contributing to Special Teams at the beginning of his collegiate career to now, Begue is one to keep your eye on. 

  • Name: Trevor Begue
  • POSITION Wide Receiver 
  • HEIGHT 5-11 
  • WEIGHT 189 
  • CLASS Senior 
  • HOMETOWN Lafayette, La. 
  • HIGHSCHOOL St. Thomas More HS

Earned his Bachelor’s Degree in the Fall of 2019 in Management

Enters the 2020 season with 78 career catches (20th all-time), 1,067 career receiving yards (24th all-time), and 13 career TD catches (8th all-time)

2019: Starter in all 12 games, catching 55 passes for 827 yards and 10 TDs… led the team and ranked 4th in the league in TD catches… ranked 10th in the conference in receiving yards (827) and tied for 12th in receptions (55)… averaged 15.0 yards per catch, ranking him 8th in the league while his 68.9 yards receiving per game average ranked tied for 11th… made a least one catch in all 12 games and a TD grab in eight games, including six of the last seven… his 10 TD catches on the year ranks as the second-most in a season in school history (16 by Terence Davis in 1995)… 55 catches is 8th-most in a season and 827 receiving yards ranks as the 7th most in school history… career-high 9 catches and 121 yards receiving vs. HBU on Oct. 19… that ranked tied as the 7th-most receptions in a game in school history… had 105 yards receiving on five catches in the season finale at Lamar on Nov. 23.

2018: Played in all 11 games making four starts… tied for second on the team with 23 catches and was third with 240 receiving yards… tied for team lead with three TD catches… averaged 10.4 ypc and 21.8 ypg… career-high with 6 catches for 72 yards at UIW… TD grabs at HBU, vs. ACU, at Northwestern State… 5 catches for 37 yards vs. Central Arkansas

2017: Appeared in eight games mostly on special teams… returned three kicks for 61 yards with a long of 21 against ACU. 

2016: Redshirt season.

High School: 2-star rating by Rivals. School record-breaker with 20 total touchdowns in a season his senior year in leading his team to a state runner-up spot… earned first-team all-state, all-district, All-Acadiana, and All-Metro honors… made 66 catches for 1,196 yards and hauled in 17 touchdown passes… set two school career records in total kickoff returns (27) and kickoff return yards (848)… as a junior, 1st team all-state, all-district, All-Acadiana, and All-Metro honors after rushing for 900 yards, 400 yards receiving, 1,500 all-purpose yards and 17 total touchdowns… Silver Cougar award recipient as a junior and senior… team finished 10-2 both his sophomore and junior seasons… Letter four years in basketball, earning all-district honorable mention honors as a point guard his junior year.

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