LAFAYETTE, La. -- Chris Masson threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a season-opening 42-19 victory over Southern on Saturday night.
Masson, making his first start, was 18 of 24. He capped the Ragin' Cajuns' first possession with a 1-yard touchdown run.
The Jaguars took a 12-7 lead before Masson threw touchdown passes to Undrea Sails and Luke Aubrey.
Sails, also making his first start, rushed for 114 yards as part of the Cajuns' 533-yard attack. Sails' 2-yard touchdown with 1:27 left in the second quarter gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 28-12 halftime lead.
Stewart had 10 catches for 173 yards and Lee was 18 of 29 for 254 yards, but threw two interceptions.
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