Louisiana-Lafayette 30, North Texas 10
Blaine Gautier threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes as
Louisiana-Lafayette held North Texas scoreless in the second half
in a 30-10 win on Saturday.
With his team leading 13-10, Gautier threw a 44-yard touchdown
pass to Darryl Surgent and a 24-yarder to Javone Lawson to stretch
the lead to 27-10. A 31-yard field goal in the final minute by
Brett Baer provided the final margin. Gautier finished with 238
yards passing and four touchdowns.
Louisiana-Lafayette (6-1, 4-0 Sun Belt Conference) has won six
straight and is bowl eligible earlier than in any other season as a
Football Bowl Subdivision program. The win continues the Ragin’
Cajuns’ best start since 1970, and it is the best start for a Sun
Belt team since the conference was formed in 2001.
Lance Dunbar scored the only touchdown for North Texas (2-5,
1-2) but was held to 53 yards after three straight 100-yard-plus