GAMEDAY College Football

Louisiana-Lafayete 49, Ohio 14

Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. - Freshman Montrell Johnson rushed for four short touchdowns, the first of his collegiate career, Levi Lewis passed for 212 yards and Louisiana-Lafayette fended off Ohio 49-14.

Johnson scored on runs of 6, 1, 1 and 1 yards with 13 carries for 84 yards gained. Previously this season he had games of 27 and 11 yards.

The Ragin' Cajuns (2-1) engineered scoring drives of 91 and 80 yards to start the game, building a 14-0 lead by early in the second quarter. Lewis finished 21-of-29 passing. Thirteen receivers caught passes.

Ohio scored on a trick play when starting quarterback Kurtis Rourke, lined up as a wideout to the right, backpedaled to catch a quick toss from Armani Rogers and, curling away from an onrushing defender, fired a 25-yard rope down the sideline to O'Shaan Allison in the end zone.

Louisiana-Lafayette answered with Johnson's run from the 1 as time expired in the first half. He pushed over again on the opening drive of the second half, scoring on fourth-and-1 from the 1. The back-to-back touchdowns swung momentum to Louisiana-Lafayette.

Cameron Odom, who passed 1,000 yards receiving last Saturday for Ohio (0-3), was held to two catches for six yards Thursday. Allison, who surpassed 1,000 yards career rushing on Saturday gained 48 on the ground against Louisiana-Lafayette and another 44 through the air.

Rourke was 12-for-22 passing for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Bobcats.

Louisiana athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter OhioUL-Laf
UL-Laf TD 7:54 John Stephens, Jr. 2 yard TD pass from Levi Lewis (Kenneth Almendares Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter OhioUL-Laf
UL-Laf TD 14:19 Montrell Johnson 6 yard TD run (Kenneth Almendares Extra Point) 0 14
Ohio TD 2:26 O'Shaan Allison 25 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Tristian Vandenberg Extra Point) 7 14
UL-Laf TD 0:00 Montrell Johnson 1 yard TD run (Kenneth Almendares Extra Point) 7 21
Third Quarter OhioUL-Laf
UL-Laf TD 10:07 Montrell Johnson 1 yard TD run (Kenneth Almendares Extra Point) 7 28
Ohio TD 2:37 Tyler Walton 21 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Tristian Vandenberg Extra Point) 14 28
Fourth Quarter OhioUL-Laf
UL-Laf TD 11:51 Montrell Johnson 1 yard TD run (Kenneth Almendares Extra Point) 14 35
UL-Laf TD 6:04 Chris Smith 9 yard TD run (Kenneth Almendares Extra Point) 14 42
UL-Laf TD 0:48 John Stephens, Jr. 13 yard TD pass from Chandler Fields (Kenneth Almendares Extra Point) 14 49
Team Stats
  Ohio Louisiana
First downs 17 32
  Rushing 5 16
  Passing 7 15
  Penalty 5 1
3rd Down Efficiency 3-11, 27% 5-12, 42%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 27-115 50-306
Passing Yards 138 257
Return Yards 89 66
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-27-0 25-34-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-5 1-19
Punts 7 3
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-60 8-83
Ohio Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
K. Rourke 12 22 122 2 0
A. Rogers 2 4 16 0 0
C. Odom 0 1 0 0 0
Louisiana Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
L. Lewis 21 29 214 1 1
C. Fields 4 5 43 1 0
Ohio Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Rogers 7 62 8.9 0
O. Allison 10 47 4.7 0
D. Tuggle 5 13 2.6 0
J. Neatherton 2 5 2.5 0
T. Walton 1 2 2.0 0
K. Rourke 2 -14 -7.0 0
Louisiana Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
E. Bailey 11 89 8.1 0
M. Johnson 13 84 6.5 4
C. Smith 11 68 6.2 1
L. Lewis 12 61 5.1 0
T. Williams 2 5 2.5 0
C. Fields 1 -1 -1.0 0
Ohio Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Walton 5 50 10.0 1
O. Allison 2 44 22.0 1
M. Cross 1 16 16.0 0
J. Bostic 1 8 8.0 0
R. Luehrman 1 8 8.0 0
D. Tuggle 2 6 3.0 0
C. Odom 2 6 3.0 0
Louisiana Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Carter 3 51 17.0 0
P. LeBlanc 2 43 21.5 0
J. Stephens, Jr. 3 36 12.0 2
D. Fleming 3 34 11.3 0
J. Williams 3 21 7.0 0
N. Johnson 3 17 5.7 0
E. Bailey 2 15 7.5 0
M. Johnson 1 15 15.0 0
C. Smith 1 8 8.0 0
T. Williams 1 5 5.0 0
P. Migl 1 5 5.0 0
J. Bell 1 4 4.0 0
K. Lacy 1 3 3.0 0
Ohio Interceptions
Player Int Yards
A. Floyd 1 0
Louisiana Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Ohio Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Wieland 4 165 41.3
J. Wilson 3 118 39.3
Louisiana Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Byrns 3 120 40.0
Ohio Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Louisiana Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Garror 3 20 6.7
Ohio Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
P. Cole 2 29 14.5
J. Neatherton 2 30 15.0
D. Tuggle 1 11 11.0
J. Ross 1 19 19.0
Louisiana Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Smith 1 18 18.0
D. Fleming 1 28 28.0
Ohio Missed FG
Player Length
S. Johnson 31
Louisiana Missed FG
Player Length
K. Almendares 49




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