Harris, Louisiana-Lafayette beat Troy 37-24

Associated Press Published: September 8, 2012
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TROY, Ala. (AP) — Alonzo Harris ran for 137 yards and a touchdown as Louisiana-Lafayette took a 37-24 Sun Belt Conference win at Troy on Saturday.

The Ragin' Cajuns (2-0, 1-0 SBC) also got a solid performance from backup quarterback Terrance Broadway, who filled in when starter Blaine Gautier left with a rib injury in the first quarter.

"Terrance prepares like he's the starter," Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth said. "This is two years in a row we've had to come in here and play Troy without our starting quarterback and that's hard."

Broadway hit 10 of 16 passes for 143 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown pass to Harry Peoples to give Louisiana-Lafayette a 27-17 lead in the third quarter.

Troy head coach Larry Blakeney said after the game that he thought Broadway was better than Gautier, the starter who also left last year's 31-17 win over Troy with an ankle injury.

Louisiana-Lafayette's Jemarlous Moten returned a fumble 56 yards for a score in the first quarter, giving the Ragin' Cajuns a 14-7 lead. Louisiana-Lafayette led 20-14 at halftime, but stretched the lead to 37-17 in the fourth quarter on Harris' 2-yard touchdown run.