Scores

Final

Troy 48

(9-3, 8-0 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 31

(6-6, 4-4 Sun Belt)

7:00 PM ET, November 28, 2009

Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 14 10 0 2448
ULL 0 13 12 631

Top Performers

Passing: L. Brown (TROY) - 293 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Southward (TROY) - 15 CAR, 152 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Green (ULL) - 5 REC, 119 YDS, 2 TD

Troy 48, Louisiana-Lafayette 31

Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Levi Brown threw three touchdown passes as Troy squandered an early lead, then came from behind to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 48-31 on Saturday night.

Shawn Southward ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans (9-3, 8-0 Sun Belt Conference), who locked up the league's automatic berth in the New Orleans Bowl. Troy has won or shared the Sun Belt title the last four years.

Brown had a pair of fourth-quarter scoring passes, a 14-yarder to Tebiarus Gill and a 26-yarder to Jerrel Jernigan, to key a 17-point Troy run after Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6, 4-4) scored 25 unanswered points to lead 25-24.

Brown was 20-for-31 for 293 yards, becoming the Sun Belt's single-season record holder with 3,868 yards.

Troy's Bryan Willis returned an onside kick 38 yards for a touchdown with 2:10 left.

Chris Masson was 16-for-25 for 187 yards and a touchdown for the Ragin' Cajuns.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
ULL
1st Downs2226
Total Yards513563
Passing293415
Rushing220148
Penalties11-889-90
3rd Down Conversions5-126-16
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers22
Possession25:5534:05

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown20/312939.531
Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Masson16/251877.511

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Southward1515210.1242
Harris12484.0011
Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Miller5428.4012
McGuire15322.1110

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jernigan514228.4167
Bruce45012.5120
Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Aubrey713018.6157
Green511923.8291

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYULL
TD12:50Shawn Southward 3 Yd Run (Michael Taylor Kick) 70
TD03:49Jason Bruce 17 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Michael Taylor Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERTROYULL
FG14:15Michael Taylor 31 Yd 170
TD12:07Shawn Southward 23 Yd Run (Michael Taylor Kick) 240
TD06:31Brad McGuire 6 Yd Run (Tyler Albrecht Kick) 247
TD04:30Luke Aubrey 57 Yd Pass From Chris Masson (Pat Failed) 2413
THIRD QUARTERTROYULL
TD08:08Ladarius Green 1 Yd Pass From Brad McGuire (Pat Failed) 2419
TD04:11Ladarius Green 91 Yd Pass From Brad McGuire (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2425
FOURTH QUARTERTROYULL
FG13:01Michael Taylor 26 Yd 2725
TD10:44Tebiarus Gill 14 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Michael Taylor Kick) 3425
TD04:47Jerrel Jernigan 26 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Michael Taylor Kick) 4125
TD02:16Vernon Wolfe 9 Yd Pass From Blaine Gautier (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4131
TD02:10Bryan Willis 38 Yd Kickoff Return (Michael Taylor Kick) 4831