Levi Lewis threw for two touchdowns, Chris Smith returned a kickoff 100 yards and Louisiana-Lafayette used two fourth-quarter interceptions to beat UAB 24-20 on Friday night, snapping the Blazers' 21-game home winning streak. ULL trailed the first three quarters before Pearse Migl caught his first pass of the season, going for a 9-yard touchdown, to give the Ragin' Cajuns a 24-20 lead with 6:35 left. On UAB’s next possession, Cameron Solomon intercepted Bryson Lucero’s deep pass.
BIRMINGHAM – After a 24-20 UL win at UAB on Friday night at Legion Field, Ragin’ Cajuns safety Percy Butler said all he needed in a short postgame tweet. Shoutout to my brothers holding it down for me #godsplan,” Butler wrote. Butler was a key, late scratch from the Cajuns lineup.
The Conference USA league office released its player of week awards Monday and the UAB Blazers received their second selection of the season. UAB linebacker Nikia Eason Jr. was named Special Teams Player of the Week for his role in a 37-14 win over Western Kentucky at Legion Field in Birmingham. Leading by 10 points early in the third quarter, Eason slipped through the Hilltopper protection line to block John Haggerty’s kick.