Nunez took the Ragin’ Cajuns (2-3, 1-1 Sun Belt Conference), who had lost three straight, 75 yards in five plays after the second half kickoff to make it 21-10.
The Vandals (2-3, 1-1) took the early lead on a 1-yard plunge by D.J. Henderson, who also had five tackles, including 1? sacks. Ray Dion tied it with a 3-yard run and Louisiana took the lead on a 1-yard run by Trey Ragas to cap a 14-play, 83-yard drive.
Nunez was 18 of 24 for 213 yards but the Vandals had seven sacks, 3? by Leonard Hazewood.
Idaho pulled within five on Cade Coffey’s third field goal early in the fourth quarter. The Ragin’ Cajuns missed a long field goal with 4:54 to play and the Vandals marched from their 32 to the Louisiana 30 before throwing two incompletions when they needed 3 yards. Ragas had gains of 11 and 13 yards among his four carries to help to help run out the final 1:47.