11:40 Sportscast November 2, 2015

The Saints won a 52-49 shootout over the New York Giants yesterday on kicker Kai Forbath’s 50-yard field goal as time expired. Saints quarterback Drew Brees tied an NFL record for touchdown passes in a single game with seven and Giants QB Eli Manning threw for six TDs. Their combined 13 touchdown passes in a single game set a new NFL record. Saints head coach Sean Payton was impressed with Forbath’s game-winning kick that improved the Black & Gold to 4-4 on the season…

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The Saints are on a three game winning streak and will face the 1-7 Tennessee Titans Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Kansas City Royals are World Series champions after defeating the New York Mets last night 7-2 in 12 innings. The Royals scored two in the ninth to send the game to extra innings and poured on five runs in the twelfth for the victory. This is Kansas City’s first world championship since 1985.

In the Southland Conference, McNeese State remains undefeated on the season after slipping past Abilene Christian 15-13. It was a rough game for the Cowboys as they turned the ball over to the Wildcats a total of five times but kicker Trent Manuel connected on all three of his field goal attempts to keep McNeese atop the Conference standings. The Pokes will host Sam Houston State Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Southland: Southeastern Louisiana was defeated by Central Arkansas 21-16 and Northwestern State defeated Nicholls 37-21.

In the Sun Belt, UL-Lafayette scored 21 second half points to rally to defeat ULM 30-24. The Warhawks led by 15 at the half but the second half was all Ragin Cajuns. Quarterback Brooks Haack led the Cajuns by passing for one touchdown and rushing for another. ULM QB Garrett Smith threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. The Warhawks are now 1-7 on the season and will travel to Troy Saturday. UL-Lafayette improves to 3-4 and will next face Georgia Southern in Statesboro.