Cajuns Come Up Short To K-State 45-37

Tyrell Fenroy and Michael Desormeaux combined for 317 yards rushing and four touchdowns Saturday afternoon. But it wasn't enough to defeat Kansas State, as the Cajuns fall short in a second-half comeback 45-37.

Trailing by 18 points at the half,UL made it a game with the first two plays of the third quarter. Lanier Coleman forced a fumble that was recovered by Antwyne Zanders at the Kansas State 27-yard line. On the very next play, wide receiver Richie Falgout took the handoff and ran to the right, but stopped to throw a perfect pass to a wide open Jason Chery for a touchdown. The Cajuns cut their deficit to 28-17 with 14:42 left in the third quarter.

The Cajuns entered the fourth quarter trailing, 42-30, but immediately after a defensive stand moved the ball 83 yards in 12 plays, scoring on a one-yard run by Fenroy. The Wildcats lead was just 42-37 with 8:49 remaining.

KSU built their lead to seven following a 26-yard field goal with 1:37 remaining. The kick capped a 17-play, 73-yard drive that consumed 7:12. The Wildcats converted three third downs on the drive and a fourth-and-two on a fake punt.

Tyrell Fenroy totaled 183 yards rushing on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns for the second straight week. QB Michael Desormeaux, finished with 98 yards rushing and 136 yards passing.

UL gained 509 yards of offense, 335 of which came via the running game. KSU totaled 470 yards of offense.

Josh Freeman broke Kansas State's career yardage record and threw three touchdowns.

Freeman was 21-of-28 for 272 yards and has 6,238 career yards to eclipse Lynn Dickey for No. 1 all-time on the Kansas State list. With 35 touchdowns passes, he's two short of Ell Roberson's school record.

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