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Lewis Leads Cajuns to LendingTree Bowl Victory over Miami (OH) 27-17

Junior quarterback garners MVP honors for his 308 total yards and two touchdowns

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 06 Lendingtree Bowl - Louisiana v Miami OH Photo by Bobby McDuffie/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

SCORING SUMMARY

SECOND QUARTER

Miami (OH )TD 10:25 Jaylon Bester 5 Yd Run (Sam Sloman Kick)

10 plays, 66 yards, 4:36

7-0 Redhawks

Louisiana FG 6:32 Stevie Artigue 33 Yd Field Goal

10 plays, 59 yards, 3:53

7-3 Redhawks

Louisiana TD 1:05 Elijah Mitchell 2 Yd Run (Stevie Artigue Kick)

7 plays, 57 yards, 3:02

10-7 Cajuns

THIRD QUARTER

Louisiana TD 10:51 Ja’Marcus Bradley 9 Yd pass from Levi Lewis (Stevie Artigue Kick)

9 plays, 70 yards, 4:09

17-7 Cajuns

Miami (OH) FG 5:18 Sam Sloman 39 Yd Field Goal

11 plays, 58 yards, 5:33

17-10 Cajuns

Louisiana TD 2:26 Ja’Marcus Bradley 12 Yd pass from Levi Lewis (Stevie Artigue Kick)

8 plays, 79 yards, 2:52

24-10 Cajuns

FOURTH QUARTER

Miami (OH) TD 11:35 Jaylon Bester 1 Yd Run (Sam Sloman Kick)

14 plays, 77 yards, 5:51

24-17 Cajuns

Louisiana FG 4:35 Stevie Artigue 38 Yd Field Goal

6 plays, 27 yards, 2:50

27-17 Cajuns

SUMMARY

Mobile, AL- Levi Lewis had a masterful performance for Louisiana tonight, throwing for 246 yards on 19 completions with two touchdowns. He also added 62 yards on eight carries. He found senior wideout Ja’Marcus Bradley, the game’s offensive MVP, seven times for 88 yards and two scores. Elijah Mitchell had 55 yards and a score on the ground for the Cajuns in their first bowl win since 2014. Defensive leaders for Louisiana was Terik Miller with eight tackles. Eric Garror was named defensive MVP for his seven tackles, including some big pass breakups. Stevie Artigue was named the Special Teams MVP after handling kickoff duties and going 2/2 on FGs and 3 XPs. Louisiana finishes 11-3, best record in school history.

For Miami (OH), Brett Gardner, MAC Freshman of the Year, went 22/31 for 248 yards with no touchdowns. Leading rusher for the Redhawks was Jaylon Bester, running for 52 yards on 19 carries with two trips to the endzone. Jack Sorenson was the Redhawks’ leading receiver, getting 107 yards on 10 catches. Miami (OH) finished the season 8-6 after winning the MAC.