NMEXICOST 21 7 0 7 35
ULLAFAYTTE 7 7 13 22 49
Date of game: 11/2/2013

Recap: Louisiana vs. New Mexico St

Lafayette, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Alonzo Harris rushed for 106 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, as the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns used a dominating second-half effort to take down the New Mexico State Aggies, 49-35, in non- conference action at Cajun Field.

Harris did his damage on 16 carries, while Elijah McGuire (six carries, 72 yards, TD) also had an effective afternoon rushing for Louisiana (6-2). Terrance Broadway completed 14-of-20 passes for 231 yards, a touchdown and an interception while adding 28 rushing yards as well.

For New Mexico State (1-8), Andrew McDonald was 24-of-34 for 327 yards with three touchdowns and a pick under center while also adding a rushing score. Austin Franklin had a career-high 13 receptions for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

NMSU got off to a fast 14-0 start in the first quarter on a pair of McDonald touchdowns. First the signal caller capped off an 11-play, 75-yard drive with a one-yard scoring rush, then he hooked up with Franklin on a 65-yard touchdown pass less than five minutes later.

Louisiana put an end to the Aggies' run on the very first play of its ensuing drive, as Broadway completed a 68-yard touchdown pass to Darryl Surgent to cut the Cajuns' deficit in half.

The Aggies would add one more touchdown before a busy first quarter was out, with McDonald hooking up with Travaughn Colwell for a 36-yard touchdown.

NMSU's early domination continued at the 9:23 mark of the second quarter, as it extended its lead to 28-7 following a one-yard touchdown run by Xavier Hall. The Cajuns answered on the next possession with a 10-play, 61-yard drive, capped off by a two-yard touchdown rush by Alonzo Harris.

The Cajuns took control after intermission with 28 unanswered points, all of which came via rushing touchdowns. Harris rushed in a six-yard score at the 9:22 mark of the third quarter (the extra-point attempt failed), then McGuire ripped off a 51-yard touchdown run less than three minutes later to bring the Cajuns to within one.

Louisiana took a seven-point lead following a five-yard touchdown rush by Harris and the ensuing successful two-point conversion at the start of the fourth quarter. After a NMSU turnover, Harris converted a three-yard score just 30 seconds later.

The Aggies made things interesting with 2:23 left following a seven-yard scoring strike from McDonald to Franklin, but Louisiana put the game away on the next possession with a 30-yard scoring scamper by Harris.

The teams were well-matched in terms of total yardage. NMSU finished with 450, while Louisiana tallied 440.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.