New England Decimates Chicago As Bears Freefall Continues

 

Rob Gronkowski had 149 yards and 3 touchdowns receiving to help pulverize the Bears (Jim Rogash / Getty Images)
Rob Gronkowski had 149 yards and 3 touchdowns receiving to help pulverize the Bears (Jim Rogash / Getty Images)

 

Tom Brady threw 5 touchdown passes, 3 to Rob Gronkowski, and the New England Patriots pulverized the Chicago Bears 51-23. Even the final score is misleading as the Patriots held 45-7 lead late into the third quarter.

The first Brady to Gronkowski pass came early in the first quarter form 6 yards out. The first quarter saw the Pats end up on the Bears one yard line and faced with a fourth and goal. The Patriots went for it and Jonas Gray was stuffed for a two yard loss, but New England was called for a false start. It was a blessing in disguise because the Pats kicked a 23 yard field goal to go up 10-0.

The New England offense continued to roll after a Chicago three and out. Brady hit Tim Wright from a yard out to make it 17-0. The Bears would finally muster a response with Jay Cutler finding Matt Forte on the wheel route out of the backfield to make it 17-7. However, the Bears would soon be faced with an onslaught to end the first half.

With under two minutes remaining, Brady and Gronkowski hooked up again with Gronkowski tapping both feet in bounds. The play was reviewed to determine if Gronkowski maintained possession and the official ruling was the call on the field stood.

After forcing a three and out, Julian Edelman returned the punt to Chicago 19 yard line for a 42 yard gain. On top of that return, a holding penalty was called against Chicago to put the ball on the 9 yard line. It took only one play for Brady to hit Brandon LaFell for the 9 yard touchdown strike and the Pats led 31-7.

The disaster continued for Chicago on the next play. Cutler was being sacked when he fumbled the ball with Rob Ninkovich picking the ball up and running it back 15 yard for a touchdown. It took a total of 57 seconds for the Patriots to go from a 17-7 lead to a 38-7 lead. Cutler’s desperation have on the final play was intercepted by Darrelle Revis to end the nightmare opening 30 minutes for Chicago.

The New England offense would not be stopped on the opening series of the second half. Brady hit Gronkowski, who shrugged off a defender and then ran into the end zone for his third score. The pass play was from 46 yards out and the Pats now led 45-7.

The Bears did manage to get to the Patriots’ 26 yard line, but Cutler’s fourth down pass to Alshon Jeffrey was incomplete. The Bears would get a second touchdown with Martellus Bennett‘s 20 yard touchdown catch on his back. The two point conversion was converted and the Bears only trailed 45-15 late in the third quarter.

The Pats opened the final quarter with Stephen Gostkowski‘s second field goal of the day before Cutler and Jeffrey hooked up for a touchdown. The Bears converted the two-point conversion again but were down 48-23. Following an onside kick, Gostkowski drilled home his third field goal of the day to cap the scoring at 51-23.

The thoroughness of New England’s domination over the Bears cannot be understated. The Patriots were 7 of 11 on third down and completed 87% of their passes. The receivers had little trouble getting open or being stopped.

Jay Cutler went 20 of 30 for 227 yards with 3 touchdowns and an interception. He also had the fumble that was returned for a touchdown late in the first half.

Matt Forte had 114 yards rushing on 19 carries while also catching 6 passes for 54 yards and a score. Martellus Bennett caught 6 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. Alshon Jeffrey had 5 catches for 59 yards and a score and Brandon Marshall was held to only 3 catches for 35 yards.

Tom Brady was incredibly effective. He went 30 of 35 for 354 yards and 5 touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski caught 9 passes for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns while Brandon LaFell had 11 catches for 124 yards and a score. Tim Wright had 7 catches for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Julian Edelman had a quiet day with only 1 catch for 14 yards. He was targeted four times, but it did not matter with the plethora of chance his teammates were getting.

Jonas Gray had the bulk of the carries with 17 for 86 yards. Shane Vereen ran only 5 times for 22 yards, but added 3 catches for 23 yards. James White had 6 carries for 17 yards.

Chicago (3-5) has lost four of their last 5 games with the last two against Miami and New England looking especially poor. They have a bye next week before traveling to face the Green Bay Packers for Sunday Night Football on November 9 in Week 10.

New England (6-2) are on a four game win streak after the poor showing in Kansas City in Week 4. There is no doubt that the talk in the aftermath of that game has spurred them to this point. They have a massive game next Sunday at home against Denver (6-1) before a bye in week 10.

2014 Week 10 College Football Schedule

We are fast approaching the end of October and by the time the bulk of week 10 action is here, it will already by November. Below is the week 10 college football schedule.

There are no games before Thursday this week, but that is just a temporary reprieve as MACtion gets started on Tuesday and Wednesday of Week 11.

Two games were not announced at the time of this original post, but have been since. times yet to be announced and both are from the Big 12. Texas (3-5, 2-3) at Texas Tech (3-5, 1-4) will be at 7:30 PM ET and Oklahoma (5-2, 2-2) at Iowa State (2-5, 0-4) will be at 12:00 PM ET.

 

Date Time (EST) Road Team Road Score Home Team Home Score TV
10/30/2014 7:30 PM Florida State Louisville ESPN, Watch ESPN
10/30/2014 7:30 PM Troy Georgia Southern ESPNU, Watch ESPN
10/31/2014 8:00 PM Cincinnati Tulane ESPN2, Watch ESPN
10/31/2014 8:00 PM Tulsa Memphis ESPNU, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 11:30 AM Air Force Army CBS
11/1/2014 12:00 PM Central Florida Connecticut CBS Sports Network
11/1/2014 12:00 PM East Carolina Temple ESPNEWS, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 12:00 PM Duke Pittsburgh ESPNU, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 12:00 PM Northwestern Iowa Big Ten Network
11/1/2014 12:00 PM Maryland Penn State ESPN2, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 12:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe Texas A&M SEC Network, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 12:00 PM Rice Florida International
11/1/2014 12:00 PM Wisconsin Rutgers ESPN, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 12:00 PM Oklahoma Iowa State ABC
11/1/2014 12:30 PM Boston College Virginia Tech ESPN3
11/1/2014 12:30 PM North Carolina Miami (FL) ESPN3
11/1/2014 1:00 PM Central Michigan Eastern Michigan ESPN3
11/1/2014 1:00 PM Washington Colorado Pac-12 Network
11/1/2014 2:30 PM Western Michigan Miami (OH) ESPN3
11/1/2014 3:00 PM North Carolina State Syracuse ESPN3
11/1/2014 3:00 PM Western Kentucky Louisiana Tech Fox Sports Net
11/1/2014 3:30 PM Virginia Georgia Tech ESPNU, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 3:30 PM TCU West Virginia ABC, ESPN2
11/1/2014 3:30 PM Purdue Nebraska ABC, ESPN2
11/1/2014 3:30 PM Florida Georgia CBS
11/1/2014 3:30 PM Georgia State Appalachian State ESPN3
11/1/2014 3:30 PM Indiana Michigan Big Ten Network
11/1/2014 3:30 PM BYU Middle Tennessee CBS Sports Network
11/1/2014 4:00 PM Houston South Florida ESPNEWS, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 4:00 PM Kansas Baylor FOX Sports 1
11/1/2014 4:00 PM Kentucky Missouri SEC Network, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 4:00 PM Texas State New Mexico State ESPN3
11/1/2014 4:30 PM USC Washington State Pac-12 Network
11/1/2014 5:00 PM Arkansas State Idaho ESPN3
11/1/2014 5:00 PM South Alabama Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
11/1/2014 5:30 PM New Mexico UNLV
11/1/2014 7:00 PM UAB Florida Atlantic
11/1/2014 7:00 PM Old Dominion Vanderbilt ESPNU, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 7:00 PM Auburn Ole Miss ESPN, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 7:00 PM Colorado State San Jose State CBS Sports Network
11/1/2014 7:15 PM Arkansas Mississippi State ESPN2, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 7:30 PM Stanford Oregon FOX
11/1/2014 7:30 PM Tennessee South Carolina SEC Network, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 7:30 PM Texas Texas Tech FOX Sports 1
11/1/2014 8:00 PM Oklahoma State Kansas State ABC, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 8:00 PM Notre Dame Navy CBS
11/1/2014 8:00 PM Illinois Ohio State ABC, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 8:00 PM Southern Miss UTEP
11/1/2014 10:30 PM Arizona UCLA ESPN, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 10:30 PM California Oregon State Pac-12 Network
11/1/2014 10:30 PM San Diego State Nevada CBS Sports Network
11/1/2014 10:45 PM Wyoming Fresno State ESPN2, Watch ESPN
11/1/2014 11:00 PM Utah Arizona State FOX Sports 1
11/1/2014 11:00 PM Utah State Hawaii

LSU Upsets Ole Miss, Ends Rebels’ Undefeated Season

Ole Miss is unbeaten no more (Crystal LoGiudice/USA TODAY Sports)
Ole Miss is unbeaten no more (Crystal LoGiudice/USA TODAY Sports)

 

Bo Wallace‘s interception at the LSU two-yard line with two seconds left broke the hears of Mississippi fans, but it may call into question the decision by head coach Hugh Freeze to go for extra yards instead of trying a 47 yard field goal. The interception preserved a 10-7 LSU victory.

LSU’s first drive went well, but stalled at the Ole Miss 12 yard. Colby Delahoussaye’s 28 yard field goal was wide left and the game remained scoreless. Ole Miss faced a fourth and two at the LSU 30 yard following the miss, but Wallace’s pass fell incomplete.

LSU appeared headed for a touchdown, but Leonard Fournette fumble right as he neared the goal line and Cody Prewitt recovered in the end zone for a touchback. That turnover proved costly as the Rebels went back down the field and Wallace’s short pass to Cody Core ended up in the end zone for a 15 yard score.

LSU was moving the ball to start the second quarter, by Prewitt forced a fumble on Terrance Magee catch and run. However, the Rebels would not capitalize on the turnover and LSU would hit a field goal on their next drive to make it 7-3. That would be the score after the first 30 minutes as both offense struggled to move into the opponent’s red zone.

The third quarter featured more of the same with both offense struggling to get past midfield or deep into each other’s territory. Anthony Jennings threw an interception at the Ole Miss 49 yard line, but nothing would come of it.

Jennings threw another interception early in the fourth quarter, but the LSU defense came up big once more by forcing another punt. Following the punt, LSU would embark on a 13 play, 95 yard drive. On second and goal from the Ole Miss 3, Jennings hit Logan Stokes for a touchdown and a 10-7 lead for LSU.

Following the touchdown, Ole Miss was faced with a fourth and one on the LSU 47 yard line, but Wallace was stopped cold for no gain and LSU took over at that spot. The Ole Miss defense stopped the Tigers on the following three plays, but had to burn all of their timeouts.

The Rebels had one last chance with 1:19 left on the clock. On fourth and 8 from their own 27, Wallace hit Markell Pack for 12 yards on a check down to keep the game alive. LSU’s Jalen Mills was called for pass interference to give the Rebels the ball at the LSU 33 yard line. On third and 2 at the LSU 25 yard line, Hugh Freeze put the kicking team on the field, but a delay of game penalty backed them up.

After an LSU timeout, Freeze put the offense on the field and decided to try and pick up more yards for a better field goal. Wallace tried to go for the end zone, but the ball was underthrown and Ronald Martin was there to intercept the ball and win the game for LSU.

Overall, Bo Wallace had a rough night. He went 14 of 33 for 176 yards with a touchdown and an interception while also running for 40 yards on 12 carries to lead the Rebels. Laquon Treadwell caught 4 passes for 71 yards, Cody Core had 4 catches for 45 yards and a touchdown, and Jaylen Walton caught 4 passes for 41 yards.

Anthony Jennings also had a rough night going 8 of 16 for 142 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Leonard Fournette ran 23 times for 113 yards while Terrance Magee had 74 yards on 12 carries. Kenny Hilliard ran 12 times for 63 yards.

Magee also caught 2 passes for 45 yards to lead the Tigers in receiving. Trey Quinn had two catches for 42 yards and Fournette also had 2 catches for 41 yards.

Ole Miss (7-1, 4-1) will not have an undefeated season, but they have a big chance next Saturday to pick themselves up. They face Auburn (6-1, 3-1) at home.

LSU (7-2, 3-2) has a bye next week before a home game against Alabama (7-1, 4-1) on November 8. Unfortunately for the Tigers, Alabama has a bye next week as well.

Top Ranked Mississippi State Survives Road Test Against Kentucky

 

It wasn't easy, but Dak Prescott go the job done against Kentucky (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
It wasn’t easy, but Dak Prescott go the job done against Kentucky (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

 

Despite winning 45-31, Mississippi State was never comfortable in their victory over Kentucky. Dak Prescott threw for 216 yards and a touchdown and ran for another 88 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs started strong with a 12 yard touchdown run from Josh Robinson, but the lead would not last long. Five plays into their drive, the Wildcats responded with Patrick Towles hitting Demarco Robinson for a 67 yard touchdown that featured a few nice moves along the sideline and blazing speed from Robinson to tie the game at 7.

Later in the first quarter, Braylon Heard was stripped and Benardrick McKinney recovered the ball, which turned into a field goal for the Bulldogs. The lead was extended to 17-7 on the next drive with Prescott’s two yard run. Kentucky responded with a 34 yard field goal from Austin MacGinnis from 34 yards to make it a 17-10 game.

The final four minutes of the second quarter showcased two missed field goals, one from each team, as well as a Prescott interception. However, that would not turn into points and the Bulldogs held a 17-10 lead after 30 minutes.

The third quarter was action packed with a total of 28 points. Prescott’s athletic 11 yard run was the first score and that made it 24-10. Not to be outdone, Towles ran in from 10 yards to bring the game back to 24-17. After each team punted, the Bulldogs go the ball back and Prescott’s 8 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Hill made it 31-17. Hill was injured on the play with a thigh injury. Towles responded with a 58 yard touchdown to Javess Blue and it was 31-24 at the end of the third quarter.

The Bulldogs extended their lead back to 14 points when Josh Robinson outran the Kentucky defense for a 73 yard score and the Wildcats did not have a response until late in the fourth quarter. Towles ran the ball in from 4 yards out to make it 38-31, but that small hope of a comeback was erased when Christian Holmes rumbled for a 61 yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a final score of 45-31.

Dak Prescott went 18 of 33 for 216 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also ran 18 times for 88 yards and 2 scores. Prescott could be seen limping at various times in the game, which may have come from his 11 yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Josh Robinson had another big game with 23 carries for 198 yards and two scores. The Bulldogs ran for 324 yards and 4 touchdowns on 53 carries as a team. Fred Ross was the leading receiver with 5 catches for 51 yards and Robert Johnson caught 2 passes for 44 yards.

Patrick Towles looked good during the game by completing 24 of 43 for 390 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also ran 23 times for 76 yards and two more scores to account for all 4 touchdowns.

Ryan Timmons was the leading receiver for Kentucky with 5 catches for 114 yards. Demarco Robinson had 4 catches for 86 yards and a touchdown while Javess Blue caught 2 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Mississippi State (7-0, 4-0) continues their impressive run next week with a home game against Arkansas (4-4, 0-4). Should they beat Arkansas next week, they will surely be 9-0 heading into the November 15 showdown at Alabama. However, they must take of business the next week.

Kentucky (5-3, 2-3) has dropped two in a row after starting 5-1. They face Missouri (6-2, 3-1) next week on the road with a chance to become bowl-eligible.

Kansas State Shuts Out Texas 23-0

Tyrone Swoopes could not get anything going against K-State (Orlin Wagner / AP Photo)
Tyrone Swoopes could not get anything going against K-State (Orlin Wagner / AP Photo)

 

It was an ugly game between the Kansas State Wildcats and Texas Longhorns, but the Wildcats will not care as they won 23-0. It was Texas’ first shutout loss since 2004 when they were blanked 12-0 by Oklahoma. It was Kansas State’s first shut out since 2003 when they beat Iowa State 45-0 on November 8.

Texas began the game with two false start penalties on their first drive and ended up punting. The Wildcats had a first and goal from the Texas two yard line, but were unable to punch the ball in and settled for a 19 yard field goal from Matthew McCrane. McCrane added a second field goal on the next drive from 30 yards to make it 6-0 Wildcats.

Texas’ first series in the second quarter was their best chance to get points. They started at the Wildcats’ 40 yard line and quickly moved to the 16 yard line. However, a holding penalty and sack took them out of field goal range and they punted it away.

With less than three minutes to go, DeMarcus Robinson ran in from 3 yards out when he bounced to the outside after finding no room up the middle. That made it 13-0 and was more than enough on a day when Texas’ offense could not get anything going.

Kansas State was forced to punt on their first drive of the third quarter and Texas appeared to finally have some continuity on offense. They were at the Wildcats’ 43 yard line when D’Onta Foreman’s pitch to Jaxon Shipley on the reverse was fumbled and recovered by Valentino Coleman of K-State. The Wildcats settled for a field goal from 38 yards out, courtesy of McCrane, and a 16-0 lead.

The ensuing drive by Texas had the chance to get them back in the game. On fourth and one from the K-State 14 yard line, Johnathan Gray ran to the left and was called down for no gain. The call looked incredibly egregious, but it stood and the Wildcats would take over. They ended up going 86 yards in 10 plays with Charles Jones running in from a yard out to make it 23-0.

It was a long day for Tyrone Swoopes, who had looked excellent in the previous two games. He was 13 of 25 passing for 106 yards and was the leading rusher with 31 yards on 8 carries. Johnathan Gray had 10 carries for 24 yards while Malcolm Brown ran 6 times for 21 yards. Freshman D’Onta Freeman had 3 catches for 14 yards.

John Harris was the leading receiver with 3 catches for 42 yards while Jaxon Shipley had 4 catches for 25 yards.

Jake Waters went 19 of 30 for 224 yards and no turnovers. He ran 7 times for -1 yard, but that was due to a sore shoulder he suffered last week against Oklahoma. DeMarcus Robinson ran 16 times for 50 yards and a touchdown while Charles Jones had 13 carries for 49 yards and a score. Backup quarterback Joe Hubener had 5 runs for 46 yards late in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand.

Tyler Lockett was the leading receiver with 8 receptions for 103 yards. Deante Burton caught 4 passes for 55 yards and Curry Sexton had 4 catches for 36 yards.

Neither team was impressive, but Texas looked horrendous on offense. They finished with 196 yards of total offense while Kansas State had 367 yards. There was little continuity for Texas and never got in rhythm.

Texas (3-5, 2-3) needs to win three of their last four games to reach bowl eligibility. They face Texas Tech next week on the road before playing West Virginia (11/8), going to Oklahoma State (11/15), and facing TCU at home on Thanksgiving (11/27). Texas is facing the stark reality of not playing in a bowl game for the first time since 2010.

Kansas State (6-1, 4-0) continues to make their case for a possible spot in the playoffs. However, they have plenty of hurdles left in TCU, West Virginia, and Baylor all on the road before they should even begin to think about that. They have another home game next week against Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries Announced, Wagering Menu Set

The Breeders’ Cup announced the pre-entries for 2014 Breeders’ Cup event to be held October 31 and November 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. There will be 13 races over the two days next weekend.

Entries were taken on Monday, but the pre-entries were not released until Wednesday. 201 individual horses were entered for the prestigious year-end event and that does not include occasions when horses were cross-entered for multiple races.

Horses will be entered in only one race on Monday, October 27 with a maximum of two also-eligibles allowed per race. Every race with the exception of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, which has a maximum number of 12 horses allowed to enter, has a maximum number of 14 entries.

All the pre-entries can be found here at the official Breeders’ Cup website. Past performances are also included.

The wagering menu for both days was also announced. Friday’s wagering menu is below. Clicking on the pictures will enlarge them.

Friday BC Wagering Menu

Saturday’s wagering menu is below as well.

Saturay BC Wagering Menu

 

Friday’s action can be seen live on NBC Sports Network starting at 4 PM Eastern Time. Saturday’s coverage starts at 3:30 PM Eastern Time on NBC Sports Network and continues on that channel until 8 PM Eastern Time. The Breeders’ Cup Classic will be shown live on NBC with the 8 to 9 PM Eastern time slot.

Louisiana-Lafayette Runs Past Arkansas State

Louisiana-Lafayette’s Alonzo Harris and Elijah McGuire ran for 372 yards combined to lead the Ragin’ Cajuns past Arkansas State on Tuesday night. McGuire was especially impressive with 265 yards and 4 touchdowns rushing on 19 carries in the 55-40 win.

The fireworks started early with Arkansas State’s Fredi Knighten outrunning the defense to the end zone on a quarterback keeper to make it 6-0. The extra point would be no good, as it hit off the goal post.

The Ragin’ Cajuns came down the field with a touchdown of their own courtesy of Alonzo Harris from 4 yards out to make it 6-6. Hunter Stover had his extra point blocked in an odd beginning for both kickers.

Arkansas State ended up getting a field goal on the next possession to take a 9-6 lead, but they would soon find themselves trailing after another touchdown run from Harris (22 yards) to make it 13-9 in favor of Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Red Wolves had a fantastic chance to at least get a field goal, but J.D. McKissic’s pass for Tres Houston on the trick play was a bit too long. Several plays later, Knighten threw an interception on a screen pass that was brought back to the one yard line. Harris pounded the ball on the next play and it became a 20-9 lead.

The Ragin’ Cajuns extended the lead even further after forcing a punt. On the fourth play of the drive, McGuire burst through the opening in the line and no one was going to catch as he ran for a 74 yard touchdown. McGuire would add his second touchdown on the following drive with a punishing 13 yard run and UL-Lafayette had a commanding 34-9 lead with less than 9 minutes left in the first half.

The Red Wolves began the comeback with Michael Gordon’s 70 yard touchdown run to make it 34-16. The play was very odd looking as Gordon landed on top of his own lineman and then ran into the end zone. The officials ruled he never was not down and replay confirmed the call. After forcing a punt, Arkansas State cut the lead to 34-23 when Knighten found Dijon Paschal behind the defense for an 87 yard touchdown pass.

Despite all the fireworks, there would not be any scoring in the final 4:29 of the second quarter.

The third quarter, and most of the second half, would lack the same amount of offensive firepower that was showcased in the first twenty-five minutes of the game. The only touchdown of the third quarter came as a result of an odd playcall by Blake Anderson of Arkansas State. On fourth and 11 from his own 8 yard line, he called a fake punt that resulted in a two yard loss. Two plays later, Harris ran in for his fourth touchdown from four yards out and the Ragin’ Cajuns extended their lead to 41-23.

After a 17 play drive, the Red Wolves hit a field goal with 10:10 remaining to make it a 41-26 game, but there was still plenty of work left to do. They would, however, force a punt and get the ball back with 7:56 left on the clock. The Red Wolves would get another touchdown with Knighten hitting Pachal for a 6 yard touchdown. However, with the score at 41-32, Anderson decided to go for two and it would go horribly wrong. That left the Red Wolves down by 9 points with 5:37 left.

In the end, the two point try would be a moot point. McGuire once again burned the Red Wolves’ defense with a 43 yard streak to the end zone and a 48-32 lead. The Red Wolves would answer with a touchdown. On fourth and goal from the 12, Knighten hit Houston for the score on the edge of the end zone. They would convert the two point conversion to make it 48-40 in favor of UL-Lafayette, but the running game would put this game beyond doubt.

On third and 10 from the UL-Lafayette 46 yard line, McGuire went off the right side and once again ran away from the defense, just as he had done so many times previously in this game. That would cap the scoring at 55-40 and a big win for Louisiana-Lafayette.

Fredi Knighten went 26 of 37 for 344 yards with 3 touchdown passes and an interception. He also carried the ball 15 times for 72 yards and a touchdown.

Michael Gordon had 134 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. J.D. McKissic had one carry for 55 yards, but he was electric throughout the night. McKissic also caught 7 passes for 99 yards. The leading receiver was Dijon Paschal with 8 catches for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tres Houston also caught 5 passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Terrance Broadway had a quiet night at quarterback, but with the running game he was provided it was expected. Broadway went 9 of 17 for 102 yards with no touchdowns and no turnovers. He also ran 8 times for 38 yards. His top receiver was James Butler with one catch for 34 yards. C.J. Bates caught two passes for 28 yards.

The true story of this game was the Louisiana-Lafayette running game. Elijah McGuire ran for 265 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns on 19 carries. He had an average of 13.9 yards per carry. Alonzo Harris ran 27 times for 107 yards and 4 touchdowns. The entire team ran for 419 yards and 8 touchdowns on 56 carries for an average of 7.5 yards per carry.

Arkansas State (4-3, 2-1) has extra time off to prepare for their next opponent in Idaho. They will travel to face them on November 1.

Louisiana-Lafayette (4-3, 3-0) is now on a three game winning streak. They have their homecoming game on November 1 against South Alabama.