Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 14

(0-4, 0-1 Sun Belt)

(20) Minnesota 48

(4-0, 3-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 20, 2003

The Metrodome, MINNEAPOLIS, MN

1 2 3 4 T
ULL 0 7 0 714
#20MINN 17 24 0 748

(24) MINNESOTA 48, UL LAFAYETTE 14

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Laurence Maroney, Marion Barber III and No. 24 Minnesota are entering Big Ten Conference play on a roll.

Maroney rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown and Barber ran for 120 yards and two scores as the Golden Gophers manhandled Louisiana-Lafayette, 48-14, for their 600th all-time victory.

Minnesota (4-0), which won its first four games for the first time since 1999, outgained Louisiana-Lafayette on the ground, 356-50, as it became the 25th school - the fourth in the Big Ten - to win 600 games. The Gophers are 600-419-44.

Barber, who ran for a school record-tying four touchdowns in a 42-10 rout of Ohio last week, scored on runs of 15 and seven yards to give the Gophers a 14-0 advantage with 7:41 left in the opening quarter.

Minnesota scored the game's first 31 points and took a 41-7 lead into the break on a two-yard run by Thomas Tapeh.

Eric Rekieta completed 13-of-23 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns for the Ragin' Cajuns (0-3), who have been outscored by Minnesota by 127-39 in matchups the last three years.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULL
MINN
1st Downs1326
Total Yards204530
Passing154174
Rushing50356
Penalties5-286-47
3rd Down Conversions6-1511-18
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers22
Possession25:3434:26

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Rekieta13/231416.120-
Babb3/9131.401-
MinnesotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Kamrath5/10585.801-
Abdul-Kh...7/1111610.510-

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rekieta6223.7011
Johnson11616.0016
MinnesotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Maroney161328.3147
Barber III141208.6231

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stamps56112.2120
Sampy33411.3026
MinnesotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ellerson510220.4036
Patterson3227.3011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULLMINN
TD10:38MARION BARBER III 15 YD RUN (RHYS LLOYD KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 63 yards.
07
TD7:41MARION BARBER III 7 YD RUN (RHYS LLOYD KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 40 yards.
014
FG4:04RHYS LLOYD 54 YD FG
Drive info: 7 plays, 35 yards.
017
SECOND QUARTERULLMINN
TD11:36AARON HOSACK 10 YD PASS FROM ASAD ABDUL-KHALIQ (RHYS LLOYD KICK)
Drive info: 13 plays, 60 yards.
024
TD10:26BENJI KAMRATH 2 YD RUN (RHYS LLOYD KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 21 yards.
031
TD6:56TRAVIS CONES 4 YD PASS FROM ERIC REKIETA (SEAN COMISKEY KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 65 yards.
731
FG2:19RHYS LLOYD 30 YD FG
Drive info: 8 plays, 47 yards.
734
TD0:22THOMAS TAPEH 2 YD RUN (RHYS LLOYD KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 26 yards.
741
FOURTH QUARTERULLMINN
TD8:07LAURENCE MARONEY 47 YD RUN (RHYS LLOYD KICK)
Drive info: 13 plays, 95 yards.
748
TD3:05FREDERICK STAMPS 2 YD PASS FROM ERIC REKIETA (SEAN COMISKEY KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 18 yards.
1448