MONROE, La. -- Tyrell Fenroy ran for a career-high 297 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Desormeaux accounted for three scores to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 44-35 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.
Fenroy, who finished with 20 carries, helped the Ragin' Cajuns (2-3, 1-0 Sun Belt Conference) break a school record with 728 total yards. The win by Louisiana-Lafayette is the first one over the Warhawks (1-4, 0-1) since a 54-21 victory in 2005.
Louisiana-Monroe cut the lead to 34-29 early in the fourth quarter when Greg James returned an interception 55-yard for a touchdown. Frank Goodin later scored on an 11-yard run to trimmed the margin to 37-35, but Trey Revell's pass that was intended for Zeek Zacharie on a two-point conversion went incomplete.
Desormeaux, who scored on a 64-yard run in the second quarter, also connected with Jason Cherry on an 87 and 74-yard passing scores.
Radi Jabour made field goals of 42, 19 and 39 yards in the first half for the Warhawks.