Louisiana-Monroe defeats Louisiana-Lafayette 31-28

Kolton Browning threw two touchdown passes and Louisiana-Monroe

held on to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 31-28 Saturday night.

Browning hit Rashon Ceaser with a 16-yard touchdown pass, then

connected with Ajalen Holley for a two-point conversion to give

Louisiana-Monroe (6-6, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference) a 28-21 lead.

Justin Maton kicked a 28-yard field goal to cap the scoring for

ULM. Holley also caught a 29-yard touchdown from Browning in the

first quarter.

Brooks Haack threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Robinson to

bring Louisiana-Lafayette within three with 53 seconds remaining,

yet the Rajin’ Cajuns did not recover the ensuing onside kick.

Terrance Broadway, the Rajin’ Cajuns starting quarterback,

accounted for two touchdowns, but threw three interceptions on

three consecutive drives. Two were thrown in the ULM end zone.

Despite the loss, Louisiana-Lafayette (8-3, 5-1) will at least

share the conference title because of Arkansas State’s 34-31 loss

to Western Kentucky.