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.
Mitchell, Louisiana-Lafayette beat South Alabama 48-38
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Elijah Mitchell had 104 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 12 carries and Ja'Marcus Bradley had three TD receptions to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat South Alabama 48-38 on Saturday night.
Louisiana-Lafayette rushes past Georgia State in 2nd half
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Raymond Calais and Elijah Mitchell each rushed for 100-plus yards, with Calais scoring three times, and Louisiana-Lafayette used a big fourth quarter to beat Georgia State 36-22 on Saturday.
Calais broke a 47-year old program record in the first quarter with a 92-yard touchdown run. The long run opened the scoring and Andre Nunez connected with Ryheem Malone from 32-yards out on their next possession for a 13-0 lead.
Ragas’ late TD wins it for Louisiana-Lafayette 47-43
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Trey Ragas ran for the winning score and Louisiana-Lafayette beat Arkansas State 47-43 on Saturday night.
The Ragin' Cajuns (4-4, 3-1 Sun Belt) trailed 43-40 when Ragas capped an 11-play, 55-yard drive with a 4-yard run to give them a 47-43 edge with 1:18 to play. The defense shut down the Redwolves (4-4, 1-3) after that to preserve the win.
Andre Nunez threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns. Raymond Calais ran for 121 yards and a score.
Nunez throws 5 TDs as Louisiana runs past New Mexico St.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Andre Nunez threw for 315 yards and five touchdowns, Elijah Mitchell scored three touchdowns and Louisiana beat New Mexico State 66-38 on Saturday.
Louisiana-Lafayette stays perfect against Texas State, 42-27
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Elijah Mitchell ran for 191 yards and three touchdowns and Louisiana-Lafayette snapped a three-game losing streak by topping Texas State, 42-27 for its first Sun Belt victory of the season Saturday night.
The Ragin' Cajuns now are unbeaten in seven games all-time against Texas State and have outscored the Bobcats 103-40 in three games in San Marcos.
Coastal Carolina tops Louisiana-Lafayette 30-28
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Marcus Outlow ran for 96 yards and two scores and Coastal Carolina held off Louisiana-Lafayette 30-28 on Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference opener.
Bryce Carpenter, 5 of 5 for 82 yards, hit Isiah Likely on a 29-yard TD pass for a 30-21 Coastal Carolina lead, but the Ragin' Cajuns scored on their next drive, a 15-yard TD pass from Andre Nunez to Keenan Barnes with 5:20 left to play.
Gangi’s TD completes comeback; Nevada tops Utah State 38-37
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Ty Gangi scored on a 6-yard run with five seconds left, completing a 13-point, fourth-quarter comeback and lifting Nevada over Utah State 38-37 on Saturday night.
With 11 seconds remaining, Nevada faced fourth-and-goal with no timeouts and trailing 37-31. Gangi faked the handoff to the running back, rolled to his right looking to pass, then saw an opening to run up the middle and sprinted untouched into the end zone for the tying score.