Louisiana-Lafayette knocks off McNeese State, 30-22

Ragin' Cajuns strike first with nifty TD (0:18)

Ja'Marcus Bradley hauls in a 17-yard pass from Antony Jennings to score six in the first quarter of Louisiana Lafayette's 30-22 victory over McNeese State. (0:18)

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Anthony Jennings threw for 170 yards and one touchdown and Elijah McGuire rushed for 139 yards to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 30-22 win over McNeese State on Saturday night.

McGuire, who had just 41 yards in the first half, now has 13 games with 100 or more yards rushing. Jennings was 15-of-21 passing and Ja'Marcus Bradley grabbed six for 97 yards.

Louisiana-Lafayette (1-1) was up 14-12 at the break. The Cowboys took their only lead when Trent Manuel nailed a 28-yard field goal with 9:31 left in the third quarter. The Ragin' Cajuns responded quickly, retaking the lead for good on Raymond Calais' rushing score from the seven with 7:18 left.

McNeese State (1-1) closed to within eight when Dylan Long plunged in from the three with 12 seconds left. The ensuing onside kick failed.

James Tabary threw for 237 yards for McNeese State.


2018 Southland Conference Standings

Central Arkansas1-02-1
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Incarnate Word1-01-2
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