Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 21

(5-4, 3-2 Sun Belt)

Arkansas State 18

(2-6, 1-3 Sun Belt)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Liberty Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

1 2 3 4 T
ULL 7 7 7 021
ARST 0 3 0 1518

Top Performers

Passing: C. Masson (ULL) - 229 YDS

Rushing: R. Arnold (ARST) - 10 CAR, 38 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Stockemer (ARST) - 2 REC, 89 YDS

Louisiana-Lafayette 21, Arkansas St. 18

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Lance Kelley's interception with 2:52 left stopped an Arkansas State rally and saved Louisiana-Lafayette's 21-18 victory Saturday.

The Ragin' Cajuns (5-4, 3-2 Sun Belt) led 21-3 until the Red Wolves (2-6, 1-3) rallied behind redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Aplin, who led the team to 15 fourth-quarter points. Both touchdowns were by Reggie Arnold, who scored on runs of 2 and 5 yards.

Aplin entered late in the third quarter after senior Corey Leonard was benched for an interception, penalty and unsportsmanlike penalty on three second-half possessions. He drove the Red Wolves on scoring drives of 68 and 69 yards and followed the second TD with a scrambling two-point conversion, which made it 21-18 with 10:10 left.

Aplin finished with 147 yards passing and ran for 16 more.

Louisiana-Lafayette built a 21-3 lead behind the play of quarterback Chris Masson, who ran for 30 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 229 yards.

Blaine Gautier's 1-yard run gave the Cajuns the lead and Masson added a 7-yard score in the second quarter. Louisiana-Lafayette led 14-3 at halftime after Arkansas State's Josh Arauco kicked a field goal with 29 seconds left.

In the third quarter, Masson added a 2-yard touchdown run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULL
ARST
1st Downs2512
Total Yards376239
Passing229182
Rushing14757
Penalties7-558-70
3rd Down Conversions10-160-10
4th Down Conversions1-23-3
Turnovers23
Possession35:3824:22

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Masson28/402295.700
Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin8/1414710.501

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker12514.3010
Miller11333.009
Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Arnold10383.8212
Leonard6254.2011

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Joseph56012.0031
Miller8364.5012
Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stockemer28944.5064
Clements45513.8024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULLARST
TD08:11Blaine Gautier 1 Yd Run (Tyler Albrecht Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERULLARST
TD03:07Chris Masson 7 Yd Run (Tyler Albrecht Kick) 140
FG00:29Josh Arauco 36 Yd 143
THIRD QUARTERULLARST
TD05:48Chris Masson 2 Yd Run (Tyler Albrecht Kick) 213
FOURTH QUARTERULLARST
TD12:39Reggie Arnold 2 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 2110
TD10:10Reggie Arnold 5 Yd Run (Ryan Aplin Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2118