Scores

Final

Arkansas State 23

(4-3, 2-1 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 28

(4-3, 3-0 Sun Belt)

7:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 3 7 3 1023
ULL 0 7 7 1428

Top Performers

Passing: C. Leonard (ARST) - 235 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Fenroy (ULL) - 22 CAR, 128 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Thompkins (ARST) - 5 REC, 58 YDS, 1 TD

Louisiana-Lafayette 28, Arkansas St. 23

Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Tyrell Fenroy's 9-yard touchdown run with 42 seconds left lifted Louisiana-Lafayette to a 28-23 comeback victory over Arkansas State on Saturday night.

Fenroy, the nation's active career leading rusher, finished with 128 yards for his 21st career 100-yard game. His touchdown was the 41st of his career, tying the Sun Belt record, and capped the Ragin' Cajuns' rally from a nine-point deficit in the final eight minutes.

Louisiana-Lafayette (4-3, 3-0 Sun Belt), which leads the nation in rushing, was held to 189 yards on the ground after entering the game with a 332.2 average.

Arkansas State (4-3, 2-1) took a 16-14 lead on Josh Arauco's 41-yard field goal, his third of the game, with 7:55 left.

On the first play after the kickoff, Darius Glover stepped in front of a pass from Louisiana-Lafayette's Brad McGuire and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown and a 23-14 advantage.

McGuire, a redshirt freshman making his first start with Michael Desormeaux out with a knee injury, rushed for two touchdowns, including a 4-yard run with 4:16 left that cut the lead 23-21.

Louisiana-Lafayette converted two third-and-long situations on its game-winning 51-yard drive, including a 30-yard pass from McGuire to Derrick Smith.

Arkansas State took a 10-0 first-half lead on Arauco's 20-yard field goal and Corey Leonard's 10-yard scoring pass to Brandon Thompkins.

Louisiana-Lafayette cut the halftime margin to 10-7 on an 18-yard reverse pass from receiver Richie Falgout to Luke Aubrey.

McGuire's 1-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter gave the Ragin' Cajuns a 14-10 lead before Arauco hit two more field goals.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
ULL
1st Downs1715
Total Yards335313
Passing235124
Rushing100189
Penalties10-754-33
3rd Down Conversions4-148-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers22
Possession29:1030:50

Passing Leaders

Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leonard21/402355.911
Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGuire9/161066.602

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Arnold15654.3013
Leonard12332.8030
Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fenroy221285.8152
McGuire27542.0215

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thompkins55811.6129
Johnson45614.0027
Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith24422.0030
Lee22010.0011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARSTULL
FG06:24Josh Arauco 20 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERARSTULL
TD06:57Brandon Thompkins 11 Yd Pass From Corey Leonard (Josh Arauco Kick) 100
TD05:43Luke Aubrey 18 Yd Pass From Richie Falgout (Drew Edmiston Kick) 107
THIRD QUARTERARSTULL
TD06:05Brad Mcguire 1 Yd Run (Drew Edmiston Kick) 1014
FG03:03Josh Arauco 42 Yd 1314
FOURTH QUARTERARSTULL
FG07:55Josh Arauco 41 Yd 1614
TD07:39Darious Glover 29 Yd Interception Return (Josh Arauco Kick) 2314
TD04:16Brad Mcguire 4 Yd Run (Drew Edmiston Kick) 2321
TD00:42Tyrell Fenroy 9 Yd Run (Drew Edmiston Kick) 2328