LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Chris Masson threw for two touchdowns as Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Troy 31-17 on Saturday night.
Masson, who finished with 211 yards on 21-of-29 passing, threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Larry Pettis to give the Ragin' Cajuns (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) a 7-0 lead. He connected with Javone Lawson from 26 yards out to extend Louisiana-Lafayette's lead to 14-3 midway through the second quarter. Lawson finished with eight catches for 131 yards.
Melvin White intercepted Chris Pickett's pass on the Trojans' next possession and ran it back for an 89-yard touchdown, giving Louisiana-Lafayette a commanding 24-3 lead at halftime.
Corey Robinson led the way for Troy (2-3, 1-1) completing 38 of 53 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns, but mental mistakes hurt the Trojans, who committed 11 penalties.
The win was Louisiana-Lafayette's third consecutive victory and snapped Troy's four-game winning streak against the Ragin' Cajuns.
|LALAFAY||Larry Pettis 1 yd pass from Chris Masson (Brett Baer kick)|
|TROY||Michael Taylor 36 yd FG|
|LALAFAY||Javone Lawson 26 yd pass from Chris Masson (Brett Baer kick)|
|LALAFAY||Brett Baer 24 yd FG|
|LALAFAY||Melvin White 89 yd interception return (Brett Baer kick)|
|TROY||Jaquon Robinson 5 yd pass from Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor kick)|
|LALAFAY||Alonzo Harris 2 yd run (Brett Baer kick)|
|TROY||Eric Thomas 27 yd pass from Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||7-15||8-17|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-3||1-1|
|Kick Return Yds||76||32|
|Punt Return Yds||11||0|
|Time of Poss.||27:15||32:45|
|TROY: Chris Anderson 7-31, Shawn Southward 8-27, D.J. Taylor 7-17, Corey Robinson 5-2|
|LALAFAY: Alonzo Harris 22-81, Qyendarius Griffin 5-24, Blaine Gautier 3-13, Aaron Spikes 4-10, Team 1--1, Chris Masson 3--5, Andrew Joseph 2--5|
|TROY: Corey Robinson 38-53-322-1, Jamie Hampton 1-2-3-0|
|LALAFAY: Chris Masson 21-29-211-0, Blaine Gautier 2-3-54-0|
|TROY: Eric Thomas 10-96, Corey Johnson 6-49, Justin Albert 4-40, Shawn Southward 3-22, D.J. Taylor 2-25, Hakeem Haynie 2-15, Jaquon Robinson 2-13, Brett Moncrief 2-12, Chris Anderson 2-8, Stanley Arukwe 1-28, Chandler Worthy 1-9, B.J. Chitty 1-7, Felton Payton 1-5, Gavin Ellis 1-5, Corey Robinson 1--9|
|LALAFAY: Javone Lawson 8-131, Ladarius Green 5-47, Darryl Surgent 4-37, Harry Peoples 3-25, Qyendarius Griffin 1-14, Alonzo Harris 1-10, Larry Pettis 1-1|
|Troy||3rd Sun Belt||4-3||6-6|
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