LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Casey Fitzgerald scored on a 36-yard pass to break open a tie game as North Texas defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 16-7 Saturday.
Fitzgerald's score with 4:49 left in the third quarter gave the Mean Green (3-7, 2-3 Sun Belt Conference) a 14-7 lead. A little over three minutes later a high snap on a punt resulted in a safety for North Texas.
The Ragin' Cajuns (4-5, 1-3) managed only 208 yards of total offense, 93 of which came on UL's only scoring drive. Louisiana-Lafayette also surrendered nine points because of special teams miscues.
Louisiana-Lafayette tied the score on Derrick Smith's 2-yard TD catch as time expired before halftime.
Fitzgerald's score with 4:59 left in the third quarter capped an 11-play, 86-yard drive.
Matt Phillips completed 5-of-9 passes for 91 yards and one interception for the Mean Green. Deavin Cox added 98 rushing yards on 28 carries while Fitzgerald had 91 yards on two catches.
South Carolina has decided to give up Saturday's home game against No. 7 LSU because of devastating floods that have hit the state, moving the game to Baton Rouge.
Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.
West Virginia All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph is out for the remainder of the season after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice.
Rutgers has reinstated senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo a day after an assault charge against him was dropped.
Ole Miss cornerback Tee Shepard, who missed all of last season with a toe injury, has decided to give up football and focus on completing his college degree.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.