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Louisiana-Lafayette knocks off McNeese State, 30-22

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Ragin' Cajuns strike first with nifty TD (0:18)

Ja'Marcus Bradley hauls in a 17-yard pass from Antony Jennings to score six in the first quarter of Louisiana Lafayette's 30-22 victory over McNeese State. (0:18)

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Anthony Jennings threw for 170 yards and one touchdown and Elijah McGuire rushed for 139 yards to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 30-22 win over McNeese State on Saturday night.

McGuire, who had just 41 yards in the first half, now has 13 games with 100 or more yards rushing. Jennings was 15-of-21 passing and Ja'Marcus Bradley grabbed six for 97 yards.

Louisiana-Lafayette (1-1) was up 14-12 at the break. The Cowboys took their only lead when Trent Manuel nailed a 28-yard field goal with 9:31 left in the third quarter. The Ragin' Cajuns responded quickly, retaking the lead for good on Raymond Calais' rushing score from the seven with 7:18 left.

McNeese State (1-1) closed to within eight when Dylan Long plunged in from the three with 12 seconds left. The ensuing onside kick failed.

James Tabary threw for 237 yards for McNeese State.