Louisiana-Lafayette beats UL Monroe, clinches Sun Belt West
MONROE, La. (AP) — Andre Nunez passed for three touchdowns and Louisiana-Lafayette survived a missed field goal attempt as time expired to beat UL Monroe 31-28, clinching the Sun Belt Conference West Division title on Saturday.
The Ragin' Cajuns (7-5, 5-3) will travel to East Division champ Appalachian State (9-2, 7-1) for the Sun Belt Championship next Saturday.
Elijah Mitchell took a screen pass from Levi Lewis and went 40 yards to give ULL a 31-21 lead with 11:49 left.
Hansen passes for 3 TDs, Arkansas State tops UL Monroe 31-17
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Justice Hansen threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns as Arkansas State rolled past Louisiana Monroe 31-17 on Saturday, snapping the Warhawks' four-game win streak.
UL Monroe beats South Alabama 38-10
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Caleb Evans completed 27 of 32 passes for 367 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions and ran for 54 yards and two more scores to help UL Monroe beat South Alabama 38-10 on Saturday night.
The Warhawks (6-4, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference) led 24-10 at halftime and shut down the Jaguars (2-8, 1-5) in the second half, holding South Alabama to four first downs after the break.
Evans has 4 TDs, Louisiana-Monroe upsets Georgia Southern
MONROE, La. (AP) — Caleb Evans threw two touchdown passes to Marcus Green and ran for two scores and Louisiana-Monroe beat Georgia Southern 44-25 on Saturday one week after the Eagles upset No. 25 Appalachian State.
Evans scored on a 5-yard keeper on the opening Warhawks drive, then connected with Green for an 80-yard TD on a slant pattern after a missed Georgia Southern field goal. Evans hit Green on another slant in the second quarter for a 69-yard score and a 20-0 lead.
Evans leads Louisiana-Monroe past Texas State 20-14
MONROE, La. (AP) — Caleb Evans threw a touchdown pass, Austin Vaughn added a TD run and Craig Ford kicked two field goals to propel Louisiana-Monroe to a 20-14 victory over Texas State in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday.
Freshman quarterback Tyler Vitt scored on a 7-yard run to stake Texas State to a 7-0 first-quarter lead, but the Warhawks (4-4, 2-2 SBC) pulled even on Vaughn's 2-yard run on the ensuing possession.
Evans, Gore score late as Louisiana-Monroe wins 45-20
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Caleb Evans and Derrick Gore combined to score three late touchdowns as Louisiana-Monroe broke away for a 45-20 defeat of Coastal Carolina Saturday night.
Evans scored from the 1 late in the third quarter as Louisiana-Monroe added to a 24-20 lead. The Warhawks (3-4, 1-2 Sun Belt) then scored twice more in the game's final minutes. Evans ran in from the 20 with 4:07 remaining, and Gore broke free on a 46-yard TD run with 31 seconds left.
Ellington leads Georgia St. to 46-14 romp over UL-Monroe
ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Ellington threw for one touchdown and ran for another as Georgia State opened Southern Conference play with a 46-14 romp over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday afternoon to halt a three-game skid.
Ellington was 15-of-18 passing for 179 yards and ran for 64. The first-year starting quarterback threw for 170 yards in the first half, completing 12 of 13 attempts. Freshman Seth Paige racked up 145 total yards on the ground with two touchdowns. Tra Barnett rushed for 64 yards and a TD.
Barker helps Troy keep rolling, 35-27 over UL Monroe
MONROE, La. (AP) — Kaleb Barker threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and Troy followed up its big win over Nebraska by opening Sun Belt Conference play with a 35-27 win over Louisiana Monroe on Saturday night.
UL-Monroe squeaks past Southern Miss 21-20 on late pick
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Cortez Sisco Jr. intercepted a Jack Abraham pass and returned it 46 yards with 22 seconds left in the game, preserving Louisiana Monroe's 21-20 victory Saturday night.
Caleb Evans had 165 yards passing and threw for two touchdowns as Louisiana-Monroe (2-0) held on to edge Southern Mississippi. Marcus Green caught both scores.
Evans leads UL-Monroe past SE Louisiana 34-31
MONROE, La. (AP) — Caleb Evans threw for 346 yards and two touchdowns and scored the game-winner late on the ground and FBS Louisiana-Monroe avoided an upset bid against FCS Southeastern Louisiana 34-31 Thursday night.
Louisiana-Monroe QB Garret Smith to transfer
MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Garrett Smith is leaving the Warhawks program to go to another school.
Smith, a junior, posted his intentions to transfer Tuesday on Twitter. He thanked Louisiana-Monroe coach Matt Viator and offensive coordinator Matt Kubik for their support.
No. 6 Auburn hosts ULM ahead of Iron Bowl
Louisiana-Monroe (4-5) at No. 6 Auburn (8-2, CFP No. 6), Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Line: Auburn by 36.
Series record: Auburn leads 10-0
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Tigers want to avoid a lackluster performance — not to mention a stunning loss — in between the Iron Bowl against No. 1 Alabama and a big win over Georgia. ULM is looking to build on a win over Sun Belt power Appalachian State.
MONROE, La. — It took visiting Appalachian State 10 plays, including a fourth-down conversion, to tie Louisiana-Monroe with 53 seconds left in their game Nov. 4 at Malone Stadium.
Louisiana-Monroe hands App State first Sun Belt loss 52-45
MONROE, La. (AP) — Caleb Evans accounted for 403 yards and five total touchdowns, including the go-ahead TD pass in the final minute, and Louisiana-Monroe upset Appalachian State 52-45 on Saturday.
On a play that started at midfield with the score tied at 45, Evans looked left, slid up in the pocket and then found a streaking RJ Turner in perfect stride up the right sideline. That gave the Warhawks (4-5, 4-3 Sun Belt) a 52-45 lead with 23 seconds left.
Idaho gets early lead, holds off Louisiana Monroe 31-23
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Matt Linehan had his first 300-yard passing game of the year as he threw for 360 yards and three touchdowns and Idaho held off Louisiana Monroe 31-23 on Saturday afternoon.
Idaho (3-5, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference) led 31-7 with 8:46 left in the third. The Warhawks scored 16 unanswered points and almost got the game-tying touchdown but ran out of downs in the closing seconds.
Evans leads Louisiana Monroe to 45-27 win over Texas State
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Caleb Evans threw for a career-high 433 yards and three touchdowns as Louisiana Monroe took control in the second half to roll over Texas State 45-27 on Saturday.
Evans hit RJ Turner on a 34-yard scoring strike to take a 26-20 lead with 9:25 left before the half. Evans opened the third quarter with a 10-yard TD run and hooked up with Marcus Green for a 67-yard touchdown toss for a 42-27 advantage early in the fourth.
Evans leads Louisiana-Monroe to 56-50 2OT win over Louisiana
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Caleb Evans rushed for five touchdowns and threw for one in overtime as Louisiana-Monroe managed to hang on for a 56-50 double-overtime victory over Louisiana in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.
Derrick Gore ran straight up the middle from the 8 to score in the second overtime to give ULM (1-2, 1-0) the win after Louisiana failed to get in the end zone and Calvin Linden missed a 39-yard field goal attempt.
Smith, Griggs lead Southern Miss past La-Monroe 28-17
MONROE, La. (AP) — Ito Smith ran for a career-high 219 yards and Kwadra Griggs threw for three touchdowns to lead Southern Mississippi to a 28-17 win over Louisiana Monroe on Saturday night.
Smith, who had 27 carries, had a 27-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter to put the Golden Eagles on top 14-7. He also surpassed 5,000 all-purpose yards, second in school history.
Henderson, Memphis run past Louisiana Monroe 37-29
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Darrell Henderson rushed for 169 yards and two long touchdowns, and Tony Pollard returned a kickoff 99 yards to lead Memphis to a 37-29 win over Louisiana Monroe in the season opener on Thursday night.
Henderson, who had just 12 carries, scored from 55 and 63 yards. Patrick Taylor had a 66-yard touchdown and finished with 131 yards on 15 carries. Both backs were at 106 yards at halftime, the first time either sophomore has topped 100 yards.
Louisiana-Lafayette beats Louisiana-Monroe 30-3
MONROE, La. (AP) — Elijah McGuire ran for 110 yards and a touchdown, and Louisiana-Lafayette returned two fumbles for scores to beat Louisiana-Monroe 30-3 in the rain on Saturday.
The Ragin' Cajuns (6-6, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference) have won four of their last six games and are bowl eligible for the fifth time in six seasons.
Evans throws TD pass in OT, leads La-Monroe over S. Alabama
MONROE, La. (AP) — Caleb Evans threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, including a 7-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Green in overtime to lift Louisiana-Monroe to a 42-35 victory over South Alabama on Saturday night.
Louisiana-Monroe (3-6, 2-3 Sun Belt Conference) had the first possession of overtime. The Warhawks' Cortez Sisco Jr. sacked Dallas Davis on a fourth-and-12 to end the game.