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Louisiana-Lafayette holds off Arkansas State 21-18

Nov 8, 2009 - 1:16 AM JONESBORO, Ark.(AP) -- Lance Kelley's interception with 2:52 left stopped an Arkansas State rally and saved Louisiana-Lafayette's 21-18 victory Saturday.

The Ragin' Cajuns (5-4, 3-2 Sun Belt) led 21-3 until the Red Wolves (2-6, 1-3) rallied behind redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Aplin, who led the team to 15 fourth-quarter points. Both touchdowns were by Reggie Arnold, who scored on runs of 2 and 5 yards.

Aplin entered late in the third quarter after senior Corey Leonard was benched for an interception, penalty and unsportsmanlike penalty on three second-half possessions. He drove the Red Wolves on scoring drives of 68 and 69 yards and followed the second TD with a scrambling two-point conversion, which made it 21-18 with 10:10 left.

Aplin finished with 147 yards passing and ran for 16 more.

Louisiana-Lafayette built a 21-3 lead behind the play of quarterback Chris Masson, who ran for 30 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 229 yards.

Blaine Gautier's 1-yard run gave the Cajuns the lead and Masson added a 7-yard score in the second quarter. Louisiana-Lafayette led 14-3 at halftime after Arkansas State's Josh Arauco kicked a field goal with 29 seconds left.

In the third quarter, Masson added a 2-yard touchdown run.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UL LAFAYETTE 7 7 7 0 21
    ARKANSAS ST 0 3 0 15 18 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UL LAFAYETTE - TD, BLAINE GAUTIER 1 YD
    RUN (TYLER ALBRECHT KICK),
    6:49. UL LAFAYETTE 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: UL LAFAYETTE - TD, CHRIS MASSON 7 YD RUN
    (TYLER ALBRECHT KICK), 11:53.
    UL LAFAYETTE 14-0
    ARKANSAS ST -

    Nov 7 6:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD ARKANSAS ST
    REGGIE ARNOLD 5 YD RUN
    (RYAN APLIN RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)
    UL LAFAYETTE 21
    ARKANSAS ST 18 10:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Louisiana-Lafayette 21, Arkansas State 18  4th - 10:10Nov 7 6:23 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD ARKANSAS ST
    REGGIE ARNOLD 2 YD RUN
    (JOSH ARAUCO KICK)
    UL LAFAYETTE 21
    ARKANSAS ST 10 12:39 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Louisiana-Lafayette 21, Arkansas State 10  4th - 12:39Nov 7 6:13 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UL LAFAYETTE 7 7 7 21
    ARKANSAS ST 0 3 0 3 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UL LAFAYETTE - TD, BLAINE GAUTIER 1 YD
    RUN (TYLER ALBRECHT KICK),
    6:49. UL LAFAYETTE 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: UL LAFAYETTE - TD, CHRIS MASSON 7 YD RUN
    (TYLER ALBRECHT KICK), 11:53.
    UL LAFAYETTE 14-0


    Nov 7 5:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UL LAFAYETTE
    CHRIS MASSON 2 YD RUN
    (TYLER ALBRECHT KICK)
    UL LAFAYETTE 21
    ARKANSAS ST 3 5:48 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Louisiana-Lafayette 21, Arkansas State 3  3rd - 5:48Nov 7 5:38 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UL LAFAYETTE 7 7 14
    ARKANSAS ST 0 3 3 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UL LAFAYETTE - TD, BLAINE GAUTIER 1 YD
    RUN (TYLER ALBRECHT KICK),
    6:49. UL LAFAYETTE 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: UL LAFAYETTE - TD, CHRIS MASSON 7 YD RUN
    (TYLER ALBRECHT KICK), 11:53.
    UL LAFAYETTE 14-0
    ARKANSAS

    Nov 7 5:07 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG ARKANSAS ST
    JOSH ARAUCO 36 YD
    UL LAFAYETTE 14
    ARKANSAS ST 3 0:29 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Louisiana-Lafayette 14, Arkansas State 3  2nd - 0:29Nov 7 4:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UL LAFAYETTE
    CHRIS MASSON 7 YD RUN
    (TYLER ALBRECHT KICK)
    UL LAFAYETTE 14
    ARKANSAS ST 0 3:07 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Louisiana-Lafayette 14, Arkansas State 0  2nd - 3:07Nov 7 4:42 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UL LAFAYETTE 7 7
    ARKANSAS ST 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UL LAFAYETTE - TD, BLAINE GAUTIER 1 YD
    RUN (TYLER ALBRECHT KICK),
    6:49. UL LAFAYETTE 7-0

    Nov 7 4:12 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UL LAFAYETTE
    BLAINE GAUTIER 1 YD RUN
    (TYLER ALBRECHT KICK)
    UL LAFAYETTE 7
    ARKANSAS ST 0 8:11 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Louisiana-Lafayette 7, Arkansas State 0  1st - 8:11Nov 7 3:52 PM