South Alabama routs Louisiana-Lafayette 30-8

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.