UL Lafayette at South Alabama

South Alabama routs Louisiana-Lafayette 30-8


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Kendall Houston rushed for two short-yardage touchdowns, and South Alabama took advantage of three first half turnovers to rout Louisiana-Lafayette 30-8 Saturday night.

Following a 40-yard field goal by Aleem Sunanon, South Alabama (6-6, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference) recovered a fumble on Louisiana-Lafayette's next play from scrimmage and converted it into a 1-yard score by Houston. Louisiana-Lafayette fumbled the ensuing kickoff, setting up Houston's 4-yard score. Sunanon then made two more field goals from 19 and 20 yards.

Qudarius Ford had a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown with 16 seconds remaining in the first half, and the Jaguars led 30-0 at half.

Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4, 5-2) scored when Jalen Nixon connected with Ricky Johnson with a 47-yard TD pass late in the fourth quarter.

The Ragin' Cajuns were denied their first outright conference title, and ride a two-game losing streaking into the New Orleans Bowl against Tulane December 21.

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Scoring Summary
SALAAleem Sunanon 40 yd FG
SALAKendall Houston 1 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
SALAKendall Houston 4 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
SALAAleem Sunanon 19 yd FG
SALAAleem Sunanon 20 yd FG
SALAQudarius Ford 42 yd interception return (Aleem Sunanon kick)
LALAFRicky Johnson 47 yd pass from Jalen Nixon (JALEN NIXON 2pt run)
Team Stats
First Downs1222
Third Down Efficiency2-135-16
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-1
Plays-Net Yards59-21276-363
Passing Yds143171
Kick Return Yds7731
Punt Return Yds70
Time of Poss.24:835:52
Individual Stats
LALAF: Alonzo Harris 15-60, Elijah McGuire 3-13, Torrey Pierce 3-7, Jalen Nixon 2-5, D'Shaie Landor 2--6, Brooks Haack 8--10
SALA: Jay Jones 19-105, Ross Metheny 16-46, Terrance Timmons 4-28, Kendall Houston 9-18, Julien Valentin 1-2, T.J. Glover 1--3, Team 2--4
LALAF: Brooks Haack 5-14-49-1, Jalen Nixon 4-9-94-1, D'Shaie Landor 0-3-0-0
SALA: Ross Metheny 13-23-171-0, Brandon Bridge 0-1-0-0
LALAF: Ricky Johnson 2-60, Elijah McGuire 2-21, Effrem Reed 2-17, Devin Figaro 1-38, Jamal Robinson 1-11, Montrel Carter 1--4
SALA: Wes Saxton 5-88, Shavarez Smith 3-40, Jereme Jones 2-18, Bryant Lavender 1-14, Jake Howton 1-6, T.J. Glover 1-5
UL Lafayette5th Sun Belt 2-23-4
South Alabama11th Sun Belt 0-43-4

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