Louisiana-Lafayette knocks off Arkansas State 23-7

The Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- Alonzo Harris rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette beat Arkansas State 23-7 on Tuesday night for its fifth consecutive victory.

Harris had a 3-yard TD run in each of the first two quarters as the Ragin' Cajuns (5-2, 3-0 Sun Belt) jumped to a 20-7 halftime lead.

Elijah McGuire had 10 carries for 110 yards for Louisiana-Lafayette, which finished with 265 yards on the ground and outgained Arkansas State 470-168 overall. Stephen Brauchle kicked three field goals.

Adam Kennedy had a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, but that was it for Arkansas State (3-4, 1-1). The Red Wolves had 10 first downs and held the ball for 17 minutes, 42 seconds, compared to 26 first downs and 42:18 in time of possession for the Cajuns.

Harris' second score gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 17-0 lead with 10:44 left in the second quarter. After Kennedy's TD run with 3:39 to go, Brauchle connected from 38 yards on the final play of the half.

Brauchle added a 30-yarder with 3 seconds left in the third.

Cajuns quarterback Terrance Broadway completed 18 of 28 passes for 205 yards. Broadway's main target was Jamal Robinson, who finished with seven receptions for 104 yards.

Arkansas State senior Adam Kennedy was 11-for-20 passing for just 89 yards.

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