GAMEDAY College Football

Louisiana-Monroe 21, Louisiana-Lafayette 17

Associated Press

MONROE, La. - Chandler Rogers and Malik Jackson had fourth-quarter touchdown runs and UL Monroe rallied to beat Louisiana 21-17.

Momentum swung the Warhawks' way when Rhys Byrns recovered a fumble after a loss of 23 yards on a Louisiana punt attempt, giving UL Monroe (2-2) the ball on the Ragin' Cajuns' 8-yard line. Two plays later Rogers scored on a 5-yard run to get the Warhawks within 17-14 with 11:07 left to play.

Rogers connected with Tyrone Howell for an 89-yard gain to the Louisiana 1-yard line and Malik Jackson capped the UL Monroe (2-2) drive with a touchdown run for a 21-17 lead with 6:51 remaining in the Sun Belt Conference opener.

Chandler Fields ran for a 9-yard touchdown and threw a 50-yard scoring strike to Michael Jefferson to give Louisiana (2-2) a 14-7 lead after one quarter. Preston Stafford's 28-yard field goal pushed the Ragin' Cajuns advantage to 17-7 at the half.

Andrew Henry's 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the only score for the Warhawks until the final period. It came two scrimmage plays after Fields' TD run and tied the game at 7.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UL-LafUL-Mon
UL-Laf TD 7:56 Chandler Fields 9 yd run (Preston Stafford kick) 7 0
UL-Mon TD 7:02 Andrew Henry 75 yd run (Calum Sutherland kick) 7 7
UL-Laf TD 5:11 Michael Jefferson 50 yd pass from Chandler Fields (Preston Stafford kick) 14 7
Second Quarter UL-LafUL-Mon
UL-Laf FG 7:25 Preston Stafford 28 yd FG 17 7
Fourth Quarter UL-LafUL-Mon
UL-Mon TD 11:07 Chandler Rogers 5 yd run (Calum Sutherland kick) 17 14
UL-Mon TD 6:51 Malik Jackson 2 yd run (Calum Sutherland kick) 17 21
Team Stats
  Louisiana Louisiana-Monroe
First downs 18 15
  Rushing 7 9
  Passing 11 6
  Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Efficiency 7-18, 39% 6-15, 40%
4th down efficiency 1-3, 33% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 38-86 39-227
Passing Yards 268 192
Return Yards 50 42
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-41-1 14-26-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--20 1--6
Punts 6 7
Punts-Average 45 38.9
Fumbles Lost 4-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 7-65 4-30
Time of Possession 32:38 27:14
Louisiana Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Fields 20 34 231 1 1
B. Wooldridge 5 7 37 0 0
Louisiana-Monroe Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Rogers 14 26 192 0 1
Louisiana Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Smith 10 41 4.1 0
B. Wooldridge 3 29 9.7 0
C. Fields 10 26 2.6 1
D. Washington 6 15 2.5 0
T. Williams 7 11 1.6 0
Louisiana-Monroe Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Henry 11 123 11.2 1
M. Jackson 14 41 2.9 1
C. Rogers 12 36 3.0 1
B. Mortimer 2 27 13.5 0
Louisiana Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Jefferson 5 105 21.0 1
C. Smith 6 57 9.5 0
J. Lumpkin 3 22 7.3 0
P. Migl 2 21 10.5 0
N. Johnson 3 20 6.7 0
P. LeBlanc 2 15 7.5 0
E. Rogers, Jr. 2 14 7.0 0
D. Fleming 1 8 8.0 0
K. Carter 1 6 6.0 0
Louisiana-Monroe Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Howell 3 124 41.3 0
B. Knight 3 25 8.3 0
D. Wiley 3 17 5.7 0
W. Derrick 1 13 13.0 0
A. Luke 3 11 3.7 0
M. Jackson 1 2 2.0 0
Louisiana Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Flowers 1 0
Louisiana-Monroe Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Vigers 1 9
Louisiana Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Byrns 6 270 45.0
Louisiana-Monroe Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. McCormick 7 272 38.9
Louisiana Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Garror 3 20 6.7
Louisiana-Monroe Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Louisiana Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Smith 1 30 30.0
Louisiana-Monroe Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Luke 1 18 18.0
Z. Woodard 1 15 15.0
Louisiana Missed FG
Player Length
Louisiana-Monroe Missed FG
Player Length
C. Sutherland 41




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