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NCAA Game Summary - UL-Lafayette at Western Kentucky



(Saturday, October 17th)

Final Score: UL-Lafayette 30, Western Kentucky 22

Bowling Green, KY (Sports Network) - Chris Masson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as he led the Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette to a 30-22 win over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in Sun Belt Conference play at L.T. Smith Stadium.

Masson completed 16-of-25 passing for the Ragin' Cajuns (4-2, 2-0 SBC), resulting in 204 yards, adding another 16 yards rushing on four attempts as the team won its second in a row.

The Hilltoppers (0-6, 0-2) were paced by Bobby Rainey who ran for a career- high 115 yards on 19 carries, landing in the end zone once as the team lost for the sixth time in as many chances this season. Kawaun Jakes completed 9- of-17 passing for 141 yards and two TDs, but was picked off two times in the losing battle.

WKU put the first points on the board early in the first quarter when Jakes hit Rod Johnson with a 29-yard TD pass, giving the home team a 7-0 advantage.

From there ULLA ripped off 20 unanswered points, beginning with a two-yard TD pass from Masson to Mat Desormeaux at the nine minute mark of the first frame. Tyler Albrecht converted field goals of 49 and 25 yards and in between Masson combined with Javone Lawson on a 19-yard scoring play to give the Ragin' Cajuns a 20-7 advantage less than four minutes into the second period.

The Hilltoppers then put together a nine-play, 53-yard drive that culminated with a two-yard touchdown run by Rainey to cut the WKY deficit to 20-14 at the break.

On the first possession of the second half, Masson finished off a 12-play, 65- yard drive for the Ragin' Cajuns with a six-yard TD run, pushing the lead back to 13 points for the visitors. Albrecht's 25-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter made the score 30-14 in favor of UL-Lafayette.

Refusing to give up, Jakes guided the Toppers on yet another scoring drive, this time hitting Jake Gaebler with a 23-yard scoring strike, followed by a Rainey two-point conversion, to make the final margin of victory just eight points for the visitors.

The Ragin' Cajuns controlled the ball for nearly 38 minutes on the night, generating 434 yards of offense as they recorded 83 offensive plays, compared to only 50 for Western Kentucky.

With the loss the Hilltoppers have now dropped 14 in a row, the longest losing streak among teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The last win for the program took place on September 20, 2008 in a 50-9 romp over Murray State.

10/17 23:19:12 ET