LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Kimani Vidal ran 21 times for 117 yards — including a 22-yard touchdown run with 5 seconds to play — and Troy scored the final 23 points to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 23-17 Saturday night to win its sixth consecutive game.
Brooks Buce kicked a 37-yard field goal with 2:41 left that made it 17-all and the Troy (7-2, 6-1 Sun Belt Conference) defense forced the Ragin' Cajuns to go three-and-out on their ensuing possession. Vidal's TD run capped an eight-play, 68-yard drive and gave the Trojans their first lead of the game.
Ben Wooldridge scored on a 10-yard run that gave Louisiana (4-5, 2-4) a 17-0 lead with 8:36 left in the third quarter but the Trojans responded with a 20-play, 75-yard drive that culminated when Gunnar Watson threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Michael Vice on the play of the period to make it 17-7 going into the fourth.
The Ragin' Cajuns went three-and-out on their ensuing possession and Watson hit Deyunkrea Lewis for a 35-yard TD with 12:01 to play.
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