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Blocked punt helps Louisiana Lafayette rally to 30-24 win over Louisiana Monroe


LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — Brooks Haack threw for a TD and ran for another and Louisiana Lafayette cashed in on a blocked punt and penalty to rally to beat Louisiana Monroe 30-24 Saturday in the 51st Battle on the Bayou rivalry game.

Held to 90 total yards of offense in the first half and trailing 24-9 at halftime, the Ragin' Cajuns (3-4, 2-1 Sun Belt) scored 21 unanswered points in the second half and won it on a 64-yard TD pass from Haack to Jamal Robinson in the fourth quarter.

Elijah McGuire scored on a 5-yard run in the third quarter to pull within 24-16 and Haack made it 24-22 after a 13-yard TD run that was setup up by a punt blocked by Chaiziere Malbrue. The drive had sputtered, but the Warhawks (1-7, 0-4) were called for roughing the punter and Louisiana-Lafayette kept the ball.

Garret Smith was 16-of-35 for 265 yards passing with three TD passes for the Warhawks, who have lost their sixth straight.

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