New Mexico State at UL Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette tops New Mexico St 49-35


LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Alonzo Harris rushed for 106 yards and five touchdowns in Louisiana-Lafayette's 49-35 Homecoming win over New Mexico State on Saturday night.

After Xavier Hall's 1-yard touchdown run gave New Mexico State (1-8) a 28-7 lead with 9:23 left in the first half, the Ragin' Cajuns rattled off 35-unanswered points, including four of Harris' five TDs, and took a 14-point lead just over four minutes into the fourth quarter.

Andrew McDonald, who completed 24 of 34 passes for 327 yards, threw his third touchdown pass of the day when he found Austin Franklin for a 7-yard score with 2:23 remaining, cutting the Louisiana-Lafayette (6-2, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) lead to 42-35.

Harris, however, put the game on ice with his fifth touchdown, on a 30-yard run, about a minute and a half later.

Franklin finished with 13 catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

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Scoring Summary
NMEXSTAndrew McDonald 1 yd run (Maxwell Johnson kick)
NMEXSTAustin Franklin 65 yd pass from Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson kick)
LALAFDarryl Surgent 68 yd pass from Terrance Broadway (Stephen Brauchle kick)
NMEXSTTravaughn Colwell 36 yd pass from Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson kick)
NMEXSTXavier Hall 1 yd run (Maxwell Johnson kick)
LALAFAlonzo Harris 2 yd run (Stephen Brauchle kick)
LALAFAlonzo Harris 6 yd run (missed kick)
LALAFElijah McGuire 51 yd run (Stephen Brauchle kick)
LALAFAlonzo Harris 5 yd run (Jamal Robinson 2pt pass from Terrance Broadway)
LALAFAlonzo Harris 3 yd run (Stephen Brauchle kick)
NMEXSTAustin Franklin 7 yd pass from Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson kick)
LALAFAlonzo Harris 30 yd run (Stephen Brauchle kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2521
Third Down Efficiency7-153-7
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-0
Plays-Net Yards78-45052-440
Passing Yds330231
Kick Return Yds7887
Punt Return Yds05
Time of Poss.37:3022:30
Individual Stats
NMEXST: Travaughn Colwell 16-58, Xavier Hall 11-29, Austin Franklin 7-26, Andrew McDonald 7-8, Team 1--1
LALAF: Alonzo Harris 16-106, Elijah McGuire 6-72, Terrance Broadway 9-28, Torrey Pierce 1-3
NMEXST: Andrew McDonald 24-34-327-1, Travaughn Colwell 2-2-3-0
LALAF: Terrance Broadway 14-20-231-1
NMEXST: Austin Franklin 13-140, Jerrel Brown 3-66, Adam Shapiro 3-35, Andrew Dean 2-33, Joshua Bowen 2-5, Travaughn Colwell 1-36, Xavier Hall 1-11, Jordan Bergstrom 1-4
LALAF: Jamal Robinson 4-68, James Butler 4-51, Darryl Surgent 3-73, Ian Thompson 2-17, Jacob Maxwell 1-22
New Mexico State8th Sun Belt 2-63-9
UL Lafayette5th Sun Belt 5-36-7

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