Guajardo's FG helps S. Alabama top Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Diego Guajardo kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired and South Alabama gave up a 10-point fourth-quarter lead before the Jaguars beat Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17 Saturday night.
Pearse Migl’s 1-yard touchdown reception capped a 17-play, 82-yard drive by Louisiana (2-3, 0-2 Sun Belt) that took more than 6 minutes off the clock and tied the score at 17-all with 42 seconds to play. After a touchback on the ensuing kickoff and then two incomplete passes, on third-and-10, La’Damain Webb ran 21 yards to get the Jaguars near midfield. Two more incomplete passes by Carter Bradley once again brought up third-and-10 before Bradley hit Caullin Lacy for an 11-yard gain and then connected with Jaylen Wayne across the middle for 17 yards before South Alabama called a timeout with 4 seconds left to set up Guajardo’s winning kick.
Louisiana’s Eric Garror returned a punt 69 yards for a score to make it 7-0 midway through the first quarter. Webb scored on a 1-yard run late in the second quarter and Guajardo kicked a 48-yard field goal midway through the third before a Bradley scored on a 3-yard run to make it 17-7 with 12:53 to play.
Kenneth Almendares kicked a career-long 51-yard field goal for the Ragin’ Cajuns with 7:43 to play.