Scores

Final

Ohio 31

(2-0, 1-0 away)

LA-Lafayette 23

(0-2, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2007

Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA

1 2 3 4 T
OHIO 7 3 7 1431
ULL 6 14 3 023

Top Performers

Passing: M. Desormeaux (ULL) - 234 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. McRae (OHIO) - 20 CAR, 84 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Smith (ULL) - 4 REC, 99 YDS

Ohio 31, Louisiana-Lafayette 23

Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Kalvin McRae ran for three second-half touchdowns as Ohio overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Lafayette 31-23 Saturday night.

Those runs of 5, 23 and 13 yards added up to nearly half of his 84 yards on 20 carries for Ohio (2-0). He also caught three passes for 52 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown throw from Brad Bower in the first quarter.

Bower finished 17-of-28 for 264 yards.

Down 20-10 at halftime, the Bobcats gained possession in Cajuns territory and moved 43 yards in nine plays for McRae's first rushing touchdown of the game. Ohio converted all three third-down attempts on the drive, including a third-and-10.

ULL (0-2) answered with a 52-yard drive ending with Drew Edmiston's 28-yard field goal.

Just 38 seconds later, McRae scored his third touchdown, putting Ohio ahead 24-23 with 14:34 left.

After his fourth, the Cajuns took possession at their 21-yard line with 4:12 left. They converted three third downs in a 77-yard march, but fumbled at the Ohio 2-yard line. Landon Cohen grabbed it, ending the Cajuns' chances.

ULL was led by Michael Desormeaux, who was 16-of-25 passing for 234 yards and two touchdowns, and Tyrrell Fenroy, who had 136 yards on 24 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OHIO
ULL
1st Downs2123
Total Yards416534
Passing264257
Rushing152277
Penalties5-428-45
3rd Down Conversions8-167-16
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers12
Possession30:0729:53

Passing Leaders

OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bower17/282649.411
Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Desormeaux16/252349.420

Rushing Leaders

OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
McRae20844.2323
Harden5265.2011
Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fenroy241365.7044
Desormeaux191015.3030

Receiving Leaders

OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fitzgerald16464.0064
McRae35217.3144
Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith49924.8037
Wallace14141.0041

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEROHIOULL
TD12:36Jason Chery 23 Yd Pass From Richie Falgout (Pat Failed) 06
TD10:12Kalvin Mcrae 44 Yd Pass From Brad Bower (Michael Braunstein Kick) 76
SECOND QUARTEROHIOULL
TD10:24Jordan Jackson 16 Yd Pass From Michael Desormeaux (Drew Edmiston Kick) 713
FG07:33Michael Braunstein 27 Yd 1013
TD01:03Abdule Levier 12 Yd Pass From Michael Desormeaux (Drew Edmiston Kick) 1020
THIRD QUARTEROHIOULL
TD03:32Kalvin Mcrae 5 Yd Run (Michael Braunstein Kick) 1720
FG00:12Drew Edmiston 28 Yd 1723
FOURTH QUARTEROHIOULL
TD14:34Kalvin Mcrae 23 Yd Run (Michael Braunstein Kick) 2023
TD04:32Kalvin Mcrae 13 Yd Run (Michael Braunstein Kick) 3123