Jennings, Louisiana-Lafayette beat Georgia Southern 33-26

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) – Anthony Jennings passed for 210 yards and ran for 96 yards and a touchdown to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Georgia Southern 33-26 on Thursday night.

Jennings converted a pair of third downs – a 21-yard keeper and a 9-yard pass to Al Riles – for the Ragin’ Cajuns (4-5, 3-3 Sun Belt) to run out the clock with on the final drive.

Louisiana-Lafayette led 31-13 in the middle of the third after Riles, starting from a Wildcat formation, threw a 48-yard TD pass to Keenan Barnes.

Georgia Southern (4-6, 3-3) cut it to 31-19 on L.A. Ramsby’s 2-yard TD run. But Louisiana-Lafayette’s Otha Peters intercepted and returned Seth Shuman’s pass 100 yards to convert the extra 2 points for the Cajuns. Ramsby scored again to cap the scoring with 4:23 left after Ironhead Gallon returned Darrius Sapp’s blocked punt 66 yards.

BJ Johnson III had nine catches for 127 yards for the Eagles.

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