LAFAYETTE, LA (AP) – Brett Baer’s 26-yard field goal on the final play lifted Louisiana-Lafayette to a 37-34 victory over Florida Atlantic in a Sun Belt Conference game on Saturday night.
Baer also kicked field goals of 47 and 46 yards, the second of which gave the Ragin’ Cajuns (4-1, 2-0) a 34-20 lead with 7:43 remaining.
Graham Wilbert brought the Owls (0-4, 0-1) back, throwing a 5-yard scoring pass to Nexon Dorvilus and a 12-yard TD to Xavier Stinson to tie the game with 1:48 left.
Blaine Gautier then directed the Ragin’ Cajuns from their 26 to the Florida Atlantic 9, completing 6 of 7 passes on the drive. Gautier completed 26 of 33 in the game for 329 yards and two touchdowns.
Wilbert finished 20-for-38 with 219 yards and three touchdowns. His one interception gave Louisiana-Lafayette the ball at the Owls’ 16, but a missed field goal by Baer ended the threat.