Louisiana-Lafayette 26, New Mexico St. 24

Updated: October 17, 2003, 1:45 PM ET

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Sean Comiskey's 21-yard field goal with eight seconds on the clock gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 26-24 victory over New Mexico State Thursday night and its first win of the season.

The Ragin' Cajuns (1-7, 1-3) started the game's winning drive after Terryl Fenton intercepted Paul Dombrowski's pass and brought it back to the Aggies 44.

Chester Johnson gained two yards on fourth-and-one to get the Cajuns to the Aggies 33. Jerry Babb scrambled on consecutive plays and took the Cajuns down to the four-yard line with 18 seconds remaining. Babb then spiked the ball with 11 seconds remaining to set-up Comiskey's field goal.

The Cajuns led 17-14 at the half, but New Mexico State (1-6, 0-3) opened the scoring in the second half with a 46-yard kickoff return. A 38-yard field goal from Dario Aguiniga tied the score at 17-17.

The Aggies took the lead when Dombrowski found Ronshay Jenkins wide open in the endzone on third-and-seven from the eight-yard line.

Babb ran in for a touchdown from three yards out on the first play of the fourth quarter to trim the Aggies' lead to 24-23 before Comiskey's field goal gave the Cajuns the win.

Babb finished the game passing for 177 yards and one touchdown and rushed five times for 28 yards and two touchdowns.

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