- Terrance Broadway walked into a hotel meeting room at around 5:45 a.m. and knew immediately that an unusual 10 a.m. kickoff in the New Orleans Bowl wouldn't be a problem for Louisiana-Lafayette. "It looked like people were partying in the meeting rooms, like the music was blasting," the Ragin' Cajuns quarterback said, grinning at the memory. "It was like it was 3 o'clock in the afternoon. It didn't look like it was 5:45, and our team was ready." Broadway set an NCAA Division I bowl game record by completing his first 14 passes, finishing with 227 yards and a touchdown to lead Louisiana-Lafayette past Nevada 16-3 on Saturday.
Hunter Stover made a career-long 46-yard field goal in the first half and added kicks of 35 and 30 yards for the Ragin' Cajuns (9-4), who completed their fourth consecutive nine-victory season with their fourth straight New Orleans Bowl win. "We put together four quarters of possibly the best football we played this year," said Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth. He took great pride in his team winning eight of its last nine games after starting 1-3. "That shows a lot of determination by these young men of knowing they had a much better team," Hudspeth said. "That to me was very rewarding in itself this year -- a different season, but a great season for the way we finished." - AP Sports