LAFAYETTE, La. -- Andre Nunez threw for 232 yards and a touchdown in his first start for Louisiana, and the Ragin' Cajuns beat Texas State 24-7 on Thursday night.
Nunez, a junior walk-on from Iowa Western Community College, threw a lofted pass to Keenan Barnes in the corner of the end zone for an 8-yard score to cap the scoring with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Freshman Trey Ragas rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns for Louisiana (3-3, 2-1 Sun Belt).
Ragas opened the scoring on Louisiana's first possession of the game by breaking two tackles on an 11-yard run up the middle. Two plays later, LaLaf Damar'ren Mitchell recovered a Texas State fumble near midfield and Ragas powered it in from the 2 for a 14-0 lead.
Texas State (1-6, 0-3) backup quarterback Willie Jones III threw for 197 yards and added 58 yards on the ground.
J.T. Daniels passed for 241 yards and three touchdowns, and Jay Tufele blocked Washington State's attempt at a tying field goal with 1:41 to play in Southern California's 18th consecutive home victory, 39-36 Friday night.
USC DL Jay Tufele blocks Blake Mazza's 38-yard field-goal attempt as USC hangs on to win 39-36.
Miles Sanders puts on the jets against Illinois, running up 200 yard and three touchdowns.
Vavae Malepeai runs up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown.
Gardner Minshew avoids pressure and connects with Easop Winston for a 4-yard touchdown.
JT Daniels finds Amon-Ra St. Brown in the endzone for a 30-yard USC touchdown.