Ragin’ Cajuns crush Coastal Carolina 48-7 for 4th win in row
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Levi Lewis passed for three touchdowns and ran for another and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled past Coastal Carolina 48-7 Thursday night.
Lewis was 26-of-30 passing for 296 yards, tossing TD passes to Neal Johnson, Jalen Williams and Ja’Marcus Bradley. Lewis’ 6-yard run in the first quarter opened the scoring.
The Ragin’ Cajuns (7-2, 4-1), leaders of the Sun Belt Conference’s West Division, won their fourth straight game and are unbeaten in four road games this season.
Besides Lewis’ TD run, Trey Ragas went over from the 1 and Chris Smith burst through the middle for a 52-yarder to increase the Ragin’ Cajuns’ total rushing touchdowns to 32, third-best in the FBS.
ULL scored on all four of its first-half drives, not including an abbreviated possession that ended at the half. Then it scored on its first four in the second half before having final one end at the Coastal Carolina 6 as the clock ran out. The Ragin’ Cajuns outgained the Chanticleers 564-236.
ULL looked like it was on its way to posting its first shutout in 10 years until Sam Denmark pulled away a 44-yard pass from two defenders in the end zone with just under four minutes left for the Chanticleers (4-5, 1-4).
Andre Jones led ULL with seven tackles, including five solo, and forced a fumble.