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Louisiana Ragin Cajuns Hold On To Beat ULM, 34-27

Despite a late comeback bid, the Cajuns defeat ULM to stay perfect in conference play.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Cajun defense stood tall, holding ULM to -39 rushing yards on the night. That is not a typo. Negative thirty nine rushing yards. Terrance Broadway would take advantage of the momentum his defense created by putting up 268 total yards and three touchdowns on the night, including his second rushing touchdown of the season.

Coming off of injury, Alonzo Harris would lead all Cajuns rushers with 133 yards, but no scores. Elijah McGuire went down in the second half, walking off the field gingerly, but under his own power.

With his rushing attack in reverse, ULM quarterback Pete Thomas was forced to throw 54 times, completing 38 for a staggering 472 yards. Despite the production, Coach Todd Berry was forced to dig into his bag of tricks midway through the second half and pull out his trusty two-quarterback package. The ruse would produce an 11 yard completion from backup quarterback Brayle Brown, after taking the handoff from Thomas. The following two plays would follow the same formula, with Thomas opting to keep it and throw himself, both times for incompletions.

Once again, Christian Ringo stood out on defense for UL, at one pointposting back-to-back sacks, before teammate Jake Moldbert would finish the series with a third consecutive sack and forced fumble.

The Cajuns move to 7-3 overall and stay perfect in the Sun Belt. They are two wins away from securing back-to-back conference championships. ULM drops their sixth straight, moving to 3-7 (2-4).