Lafayette, La. (AP) – Kimani Vidal rushed 21 times for 117 yards – including a 22-yard touchdown run with 5 seconds to play – and Troy scored the final 23 points to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 23-17 on Saturday night. Sixth game in a row.
Brooks Buice kicked a 37-yard field goal with 2:41 left to make it 17-all and Troy’s (7-2, 6-1 Sun Belt Conference) defense forced the raging Cajuns into a three-and-out. Next acquisition. Vidal’s TD run capped an eight-play, 68-yard drive and gave the Trojans their first lead of the game.
Ben Wooldridge scored on a 10-yard run that gave Louisiana (4-5, 2-4) a 17-0 lead with 8:36 left, but the Trojans responded with a 20-play, 75-yard drive. The game culminated when Gunnar Watson threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Michael Weiss to make it 17-7 heading into the fourth.
The Ragin’ Cajuns went three-and-out on their possession and Watson hit Deunkrea Lewis for a 35-yard TD with 12:01 left.