(Saturday, October 4th)
Final Score: UL-Lafayette 44, UL-Monroe 35
Monroe, LA (Sports Network) - The UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns rolled up 728 yards of total offense, including 556 on the ground, as they outlasted the UL- Monroe Warhawks, 44-35, in a Sun Belt Conference tilt at Malone Stadium.
Tyrell Fenroy led the charge for ULL (2-3, 1-0 SBC) with a school-record 297 yards on 20 carries and he scored three touchdowns on long runs of 89, 52 and 80 yards. Quarterback Michael Desormeaux added 149 yards and a score on 10 totes and he also threw for 172 yards and another touchdown on 15-of-23 tosses. He, however, was also picked off twice. Wide out Jason Chery even scored on an 87-yard run and that was in addition to catching six passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.
Frank Goodin carried the ball 17 times for 73 yards and a pair of scores for ULM (1-4, 0-1) in the setback. Starting quarterback Kinsmon Lancaster posted 72 rushing yards on 14 carries and he also passed for 115 yards on 10-of-19 attempts. Trey Revell also saw time under center, passing for 27 yards and rushing for a team-high 92 yards on six carries.
ULM kicked off the scoring a 42-yard field goal by Radi Jabour midway through the first quarter.
The Cajuns responded moments later, as Fenroy took off 89 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the ensuing series. The extra-point, however, was off the mark.
ULL took its first lead just nine seconds into the second quarter, when Desormeaux scurried 64 yards for a score.
Jabour, though, nailed a pair of field goals in the final two-plus minutes of the opening half, leaving the score at 13-9 heading into the break.
It took ULL just over a minute to strike in the second half, as Chery scampered 87 yards to paydirt for a 20-9 lead.
The Cajuns added to their lead just over two minutes later, when Desormeaux threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Chery.
ULM, though, countered under two minutes later with a three-yard touchdown run by Darrell McNeal.
Midway through the third quarter, the Cajuns pushed their lead to 34-16 behind a 52-yard touchdown run by Fenroy.
With just under two minutes left in the third period, Goodin rumbled four yards for a touchdown for ULM. The extra-point try, though, was no good.
The Warhawks made it a 34-29 contest when Greg James picked off a pass and took it 55 yards for a touchdown just 11 seconds into the final period.
ULL countered with a 25-yard field goal by Drew Edmiston midway through the fourth quarter.
Less than two minutes later, ULM's Goodin rumbled 11 yards for a touchdown, making it a 37-35 game. The two-point conversion try, however, failed.
Following the ensuing kick off, Fenroy broke free for an 80-yard touchdown run, giving ULL a 44-35 advantage.
The Cajuns averaged 15.0 yards per carry in the game and that helped compensate for their three turnovers.
ULL's 728 total yards and 556 rushing are both new school records. The Cajuns scored on six plays longer than 50 yards in the win.
10/04 23:48:42 ET