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
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.